Creating Smoke Tutorial

Made by: Nick

In this tutorial we will make some smoke, and whats better than a cigarette to add this effect to?

cigarette


Lets start by selecting the brush tool.

brush tool


and make a shape for the smoke in a new layer.

smoke shape


Then apply gaussian blur, with a radius of 35 pixels.

gaussian blur

radius settings


Now open the liquify filter window

liquify filter


Make sure to show the background so you see the effect

liquify window


You can use any of these tools to manipulate the smoke layer and create what you want your smoke to look like.

shape tools


Making the smoke really depends on your imaginary, I can't really tell you where to click and drag to create specific effects, just play around with it for a while and see what you can come up with. After making it Click OK to apply changes

liquify applied


Now make a new layer

new layer


Use the polygonal lasso tool

Polygonal lasso


Make sure to set the feather to 30pixels or roughly that so it fits your design size.

feather settings

Then make a selection around the smoke

make a selection

and then apply a clouds filter

render clouds


You may want to change the opacity of this to gain the effect your going for.

layer opacity

Final Result

My final result looked like this, pretty good I thought.
smoke final result

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