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Old 2008-06-16, 19:00   Link #855
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Slovenia
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Animated fire tutorial Part I: starting from scratch


Difficulty: easy
Time: several minutes


Step 1: Let's start this tutorial by making image with the black background, size doesn't matter.

Step 2: Now create another layer with the rectangular marquee tool and colour it white, usually it should be 1/5 of the whole image height.

Step 3: Apply this filter: go to Filter > Blur > Guassian Blur and enter around 10 - 15 px.

Step 4: Duplicate the layers. 4 or 5 times is suggested for a clean animation.

Step 5: Select the Smudge tool in your toolbox. In case you don't know how it looks, check the image.

Step 6: Use the smudge tool to smudge the white blur layer. You do this by clicking and draging from the bottom up.

Step 7: Repeat the above thing through the whole image.

Step 8: Repeat step 6-7 on all the layers. Then just simple create each frame for the each layer you have aka basic animation . At the end, just throw some colour and you should get something like this:


Part II: Using the above tutorial on signatures with a non animated fire

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