Hollywood with Photoshop: Smoke, Fire, particles and other effects
Almost every second of a blockbuster is now updated with special effects.Â InÂ PhotoshopÂ , we can simulate some of these techniques to provide a simple recording with a special color mood.Â A few light effects, some smoke, dust particles or even fire and already the scene from the Hollywood Studios, Hollywood with Photoshop.
Hollywood Special Effect #1: Farb-Looks
The easiest way to color looks via the main menuÂ Image> Adjustments> ColorÂ LookupÂ orÂ Layer> New Adjustment Layer> ColorÂ Look up.
Here I firstÂ Foggy NightÂ activated and since reduced the layer opacity to 50%.Â There was Crisp WinterÂ with 40% opacity.Â TheÂ photo filtersÂ are suitable for a first color look that sets the basis for further effects such as snow as a texture.
Hollywood Special Effect #2: Rauch
PressÂ DÂ on the keyboard to activate the default colors black and white.Â It follows a new level, and as theÂ Filter> Render> Clouds.Â The plane is replaced by a mask onÂ Layer> Layer Mask> Hide AllÂ .Also in the mask isÂ clouds filterÂ applied.
Right-click on the mask allowsÂ Apply Layer Mask.Â Click on the button in the Layers panelÂ to add layer maskÂ while holding down theÂ Alt key.Â The smoke will disappear.Â Paint this specifically with the nowÂ brushÂ a, a soft tool tip and white foreground color.Â AboutÂ Image> Adjustments> Hue / SaturationÂ with activatedÂ dyeingÂ the smoke can be dyed.
Hollywood Special Effect # 3: Fire
In order to use Photoshop’s flamethrower, we first need a path.Â To select theÂ pen toolÂ and draw the path with a few clicks.Â Create a new layer (e.g. viaÂ Shift + Ctrl + N) and go to the menuÂ Filter> Render> flame.
This opens dialog large windows, with numerous settings.Â So you can about theÂ lengthÂ rules, width and angle of the flame, theÂ turbulence, flames and also color.
Hollywood special effects # 4: Blood
Blood can be easily drawn with the appropriate tool tips.Â A goodÂ source of preset brushesÂ isÂ brusheezy.comÂ .Â Enter in the searchÂ BloodÂ one, so you will discover only a moment later many matching tool tips.Â After downloading and unzipping activate the brush and open the Options Bar, the selection of preset brushesÂ .
Right above you can see a smallÂ gearÂ that calls a list of further options.Â Go there toÂ brush loadÂ and select the new brushes from.Â Now you can activate in the selection of a tip with blood spatter and work in red color on a new layer.Â It is often helpful, the blending mode of the layer toÂ MultiplyÂ switch, for a more realistic effect.
Hollywood special effects # 5: Background
If the background is almost monochromatic, so it can be very easily with theÂ Quick Selection toolÂ to select.Â The size of the tool tip determines the fineness of the implementation.Â Click the Layers panel onÂ Add layer maskÂ while holding down theÂ Alt keyÂ to indemnify the model.
It is followed by a single mouse click onÂ Window> PropertiesÂ and then click the buttonÂ mask edgeÂ .Use here the already activatedÂ Rim improve toolÂ in order to drive along the edges.Â If the edge is enhanced to add a new background, giving the composition has a color look, by combinations of color look-ups.
Hollywood Special Effect #6: Particle
During explosions, flying around hundreds of particles.Â These simulate in Photoshop by hand, but it is quite cumbersome.Â Partly this is the offer of Media Militia is used, theirÂ Particles PackÂ equal to 25 isolated images holds with particle explosions.Â Simply paste the image viaÂ Ctrl + TÂ to re-size: done! Whoever still wants to go a step further, lays over the particles have a texture and then goes on the menuÂ level> Create Clipping MaskÂ .
Hollywood special effects # 7: Lighting Effects
Then there are the typical color-intensive light effects that can act as a scene dramatically.Â A good way is it to use a rather dark recording to draw in on their own levels with the brush and the color you want the light.Â Place the blending mode of the layer timeâsÂ color, sometimes onÂ Vivid LightÂ in order to achieve such an effect.
Although the effects were mostly presented here individually, can and should this courseÂ combines strongÂ will, for the most beautiful Hollywood experiences in the dream factory.