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Fire Orb in Photoshop Print E-mail


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Overview:

In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a simple but cool looking fire orb by using some basic filters and layer styles. The time required to complete it is approximately 5 minutes. This is a beginner level Photoshop tutorial. Have fun!


Please note that you will need to install SS-glitter-smoke brush to Adobe Photoshop Folder / Presets / Brushes. To download it click here.

 

 

1) Create a new document having 1000x1000 pixels

 

fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

2) Fill the Background layer with Black

 

fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

3) Create a new layer on top and rename it "orb"

 

fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

4) Select the Ellipse Tool with Fill pixels activated then by holding Shift drag a big circle into the "orb" layer

 

fire orb photoshop tutorial 

 

You should end up with a circle about this size

 

fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

5) Change the "orb" layer’s Fill to 0%

 

fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

6) Right click the "orb" layer, select Blending Options and modify the following settings

 

fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

So far you should have something similar to this

 

fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

7) Create a new layer on top and rename it "swirls"

 

fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

8) Select a 28px soft brush (Hardness 0%) and start adding some small circles on the "orb’s" outline


fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

9) Go to Filter > Distort > Twirl and change the Angle to about 330°


fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

You should have something like this

 

fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

10) Change the "swirls" layer type to Overlay


fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

11) Create a new layer and rename it "glitter"


fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

12) Select the glittersmoke10 brush from the list and change its size to 900px then click once inside the circle


fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

13) Add a Color Balance Adjustment Layer on top and change the Midtones and Highlights values to the following


fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

14) Next add a Brightness/Contrast layer on top and change the following values


fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

15) Add a new layer on top of the Background layer and rename it "vortex"


fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

16) Go to Filter > Render > Clouds and then apply a Filter > Render > Twirl (having the same values that you used for the swirls), then Ctrl+Click on the "orb" layer and then press Ctrl+Shift+I to select inverse and hit Delete on your keyboard


fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

17) You should end up with the vortex inside the circle but it looks too bright. Press  Ctrl+L to bring up the levels and drag the middle slider to about 0.2 to reduce the brightness


fire orb photoshop tutorial

 

 

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Author: VenomX

Website: Blog for 2D and 3D Art

 

 

 

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