Smoke Effect – Photoshop Tutorial


Before you start watching, notice that this tutorial was made using Windows OS, so for Mac users simply alter Ctrl with CMD, and Alt with the Opt key Hello everyone Today we’ll see how to create this Smoke Effect that you can see in here using Adobe Photoshop alright fantastic So Letsgettoit! Alright so open your Adobe Photoshop and we are going to create a new file so I’ll go to File>New and I’ll start with 3000px in the width and 2600px in the Height and in the resolution 72px and RGB in the color mode but if you want to print it of course you need to go with the CMYK and 300px in the resolution alright, I’ll press OK alright now the 1st thing that we are going to do is to open the picture that you want to use I’m going to use the same pictures I used Just open it like this and we need to cut it from it’s background so I’m going to use the quick selection tool to do this but 1st I’m going to make a new level in here and I’ll try darken it a little bit so I’ll put this handle into the right a little bit just like that and this one just to make it easier for the selection to detect alright now I’ll go to the Chanel but make sure the picture is selected and I’ll go to the channels I’m gonna choose this blue channel in here and now I’ll go to the quick selection tool and I’ll try to make a selection like this as you can see it getting easier to select this way alright now, I’ll go and select the RGB (channel) in here and I’ll delete this level adjustment alright now I’ll open the refine edge in here and I’ll check Smart Radius and I’ll try to improve the hair selection in here just like so alright this will do and I’ll Output it to the selection itself, and I’ll press OK now as you can see we have our selection now I’m gonna apply a layer mask to it just like that and we’ll have it cut it from its background alright now I will take it and put it in the new file that we created and I will right click and choose Convert to Smart Object alright now I will press CTRL+T and I will make a bit smaller by pressing SHIFT+ALT and I think around here alright alright and I will right click and choose Flip Horizontal and I will rotate a little bit just like that alright and I will press ENTER now I’m gonna change the background so I will go and choose Gradients in here and I will change the gradients to this Black to White in here and I will change the black to a 50% Gray just like that, when you see a 50% in here and I will press OK and OK and I’m gonna change the style to Radial and I will reverse it and I will make the scale around 180 and the Angle 45 and I will press OK alright, so I will just delete this one in here and I will go to the layer in here I’m going to make a copy of it so I’ll press CTRL+J I will call this Liquify because we are going to apply a Liquify filter to it later and I will just hide it for now and I will go back to this layer in here and I will apply a Black&White adjustment to it so I will go and choose Gradient Map and I will clip it to this layer, so I’m gonna press ALT and as you can see, when I pree ALT, this arrow will pop up just like that and I will just one click (in between the layers) and it will clipped to this layer now I’ll go back to adjustment again and I will choose Black&white this time and again I’ll clip it by pressing ALT and one click and I’ll change ths blending mode to Soft Light and I will make the opacity around 50% alright now I’ll go back to this layer in here and I”m going to apply a black layer mask to it so I will press ALT and one click to this layer mask icon it will make it black as you can see now I’ll go to brushes and I’ll choose a Smoke Brush in here You’ll find the smoke brushes that I’ll be using for this tutorial down in the link from the description bellow Alright so, the trick I like to use for this is I just double click to this layer mask and I will make the density of it around 70% this way I can see where I want to apply my brushes I also like to rotate the canvas by pressing the letter R and rotate it like this as you can see let’s make the 1st brush just right here just like this and I will rotate it again and I will rotate the canvas and I will make the density 100% to see what it would look like I think it looks good lets go back to brushes and I’m going to choose a regular brush this time and I will reveal this part of the face just like that alright I this it looks awesome lets make another brush right here right there let see Alright Ok, now I’ll go to this Liquify layer in here and I will make it visible and I’ll apply the same adjustments I did for the 1s layer in here so I will select them both and by pressing ALT I can make a copy of them and I’ll put them on the top and again I’ll clip them to this Liquify layer, just like that but for this one, I’ll apply another adjustment to it so I’ll go and choose Levels and I’ll clip it to this Liquify layer and I’m gonna make it a bit darker just like this alright now I will select the liquify layer in here and I will go to Filter and I’ll choose Liquify alright, now I’m gonna freeze this part in here so, I’ll go and choose the freeze mask tool in here and I’ll try to freeze this part like this alright and I’ll go and choose the Forward Warp Tool and I’m gonna transform the head a bit bigger alright and I’ll press OK alright now as you can see I’ll apply a black layer mask again so I’m gonna press ALT and one click to this layer mask (icon) and as you can see this will make the picture disappear and I’ll change the brush to let see I can’t remember exactly which brush I used for the 1st image it would be impossible to have the exact same result but I’m gonna try to mimic it alright lets choose this one in here I’m gonna rotate it again alright lets double click to this layer mask and see put down the density OK lets make it a bit bigger and just like that alright I will rotate it again and lets change the brush to this one right here lets rotate it a bit and lets make it like that alright lets see let’s make the layer mask (density) 100% again and see what it looks like I don’t like the last brush I’m gonna undo that and I’ll try to make it in a better position maybe around here make it smaller alright I think let’s make the density 100% again alright I think it looks a bit OK now now we’ll go back to this layer mask and I’m gonna choose a regular brush and I’ll try to delete a little of this from the face alright I think it looks good alright, now I’m gonna make a text so I”ll go and choose text and the font I’m using it called Myriad Pro So I’ll one click and type Smoke Effect So I want the text to look like it coming from the smokes So I’ll make a bit bigger like this and I wanted to be around here just like that so I’m going to apply a layer mask to this text and I will choose a brush a smoke brush let see lets go with this yeah, lets go with this one in here lets change the color of the text to this gray color alright lets go back to the brushes and this time I’m gonna make a new LAYER on top of this text in here and with the same color I’m gonna try to make the smoke coming from this text like this let me change the color to this one and I’ll try to make it likehat t alright and I would go back to this text I’m gonna choose a regular brush and I’ll delete a little bit from the text itself just to go with the smoke right here and I’ll make another smoke maybe this one coming from here I’ll make the opacity a bit down alright now the last we gonna do is to apply an Exposure adjustment to it so I will go and choose Exposure and I’m gonna adjust the Offset in here just a little bit and the Gamma Correction just like this alright and there you go Alright, so I hope that you liked and enjoyed this Tutorial and it was a little bit helpful for you Don’t Forget to SUBSCRIBE and COMMENT and wait for more tutorial to come and have a nice day THANK YOU FOR WATCHING

100 comments

  • Ibrahiama Diallo

    Do you offer classes in person?

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  • Neer Neer

    you made it way to difficult to understand

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  • NIGHTBLUE2

    i ll sub to any one subscribe to me

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  • peter parker

    Wasss my name

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  • Ivailo Kirqkov

    Insane bro ,thank you very much

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  • Black Rose Immortal

    Man you should start rotating brushes instead of layers 😉

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  • aeman malique

    hye imma new to photoshop. how did u adjust size of ur brush using shortcut? thanks

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  • shaurya varshney

    Thnks so much…..Great tutorial please keep uploading…..love your work

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  • Elena Hernandez

    Thank you for sharing this lovely tutorial. My only complaint is the music. I wish i did not hear it. it made it hard to listen to you.

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  • Ghazal Yazji

    can some one help after i rasterize to open liquefy and im done with liquify i press ok and make mask but then i cant paint with the brush too PLSSSS HELP

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  • sugaslim201

    can I get a text file of this tutorial?

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  • Nathan Joyner

    My brushes edges arent sharp and it takes multiple clicks to full fill in. Any answers?

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  • Captain Levi

    Great Vid. Thank you sir.

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  • Dwayne Loller

    I've used this tutorial with a couple of my own pics now and the results are great. Love this tutorial, great work.

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  • Brian Ulloa

    i cant rotate my image like you can it says it only works with openGL enabled Doc Windows. What do I do ?

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  • Kainat Qurashi

    Sooo cool! Thank you so much. I made one of my own, and am printing it out as a large poster to put in my room! This was a quick tutorial, straight to the point and with enough information.

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  • Clavers Odhiambo

    Anyone know how you can get back the original skin color after you're done with the grayscale editing?

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  • My Own

    it so great,,.. keep it
    like the tutorials..

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  • MM Shampoo

    What version do you use?? Thank you.

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  • steven

    For those of you who can't liquify the layer, make sure to have the "liquify" layer visible, select the layer and then go to the "filter" tab.

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  • astray one

    all that info and you never thought of telling people what version photoshop you are using?

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  • Adrían R

    Thank so much for the time to made this tutorial!!!!

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  • Lukas Spendrup

    holy shut this is advanced

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  • Raniera Horo

    still cant paint with the smoko brush no matter what i do !!!! HELP !!!, i have change the foreground to white but still doesnt work

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  • Mihal

    why i cant download these bushes ? Please help me

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  • Mihal

    Why i cant open the liquify ?????????

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  • Jahnava Chan-Edwards

    Super cool! Thanks for this awesome step by step explanation

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  • Geoffrey Van Hulle

    thank you for this interesting video

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  • Ezra H. Halevi

    Amazing video! Thank you!

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  • Artillery Voodoo

    Can you do one in english

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  • Ciar Ellefsen

    Best tutorial EVER! All the others are far too difficult. After watching this, I'm eager to try! Thank you!!

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  • norman cyrile

    ive follow all the steps, but cant put the smoke brush to use.. or any other brushes.. pls help..

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  • Daryoes Ambo

    Which brush number do you use? Thanks.

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  • Striedi Bros

    Great Video ??????

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  • ReckonTech

    how to import the brushes ?

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  • Doepe Loepe

    thanks learned a lot from this.

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  • Wizard windy

    Tutorial was Ok but you should work over your speaking skills and explanation was kinda you was not sure what gonna happen sorry bro but that was irritating me throughout video.

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  • any lee

    i cant find the smoke brush pls help

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  • The Architectural Gamer

    Great Tutorial, gave me the bases to experiment with this technique and I love it! ^^

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  • Talent Sculptors

    Thanks brother!

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  • Katja Sivertsen

    thank you so much! that's so awesome! please don't stop making videos!

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  • Leesa Smith

    How can I download photoshop

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  • Markus Kink

    Thanks, man. Great stuff!

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  • Craig Travis

    A most outstanding video sir!! I love it.

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  • Soufiane Bourezgui

    The brushes in the description aren't the same you use in the tutorial

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  • Minh Toàn

    XIN CAM ON

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  • Caxle

    WIXINI SIKEYIM AMK ARTIK YETER !

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  • beki villa

    Excelente!!! te lo agradeceria que lo hicieras en español!!!! Saludos desde Ecuador!!

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  • Anne K.

    this tutorial is AMAZING! a BIG thank you

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  • Sneha Gupta

    Nice tutorial…. btw you didn't mention about the brushes and your English is good, but the way you speak is totally annoying…. don't use his type of background music..

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  • Kenneth Ashton

    Superb

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  • black beauty

    That was beautiful! Omg I love it

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  • Hastre

    Adoboshop? 🙂

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  • Caioka Art

    PLEASE, stop to change you voice tone when you say "I'm Gonnna…" HAHAHAHAHA!!! Awesome effect! Tks dude, it helps a lot!

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  • FUNNY HOUR

    nice

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  • Boss Entertainment

    this intro of yours you created it with adobe after effect ?

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  • Robin Bruce

    I love you

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  • Nawaz Khan

    simply awesome

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  • Brandon Chen

    why the brushes u have are different from mine? mine looks so stupid and not like smoke at all

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  • RAVIER

    THIS IS THE SHIT MAN. THX SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH

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  • tim visterin

    Very Cool!

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  • Jaden Giles-McMillan

    brushes are a scam

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  • Creative Blog

    Can't command Rotating while using smoke effect in Adobe Photoshop CS3.?

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  • Jon

    I can't get the right brushes

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  • Vy Nguyễn

    2:50 How can I move the selected part to anonther window?

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  • lauritus17

    PLEEEEASE tell me where are you from? i love your voiceeee please please tell me

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  • Letsgettoit

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  • Nicolle Bautista Toribio

    nothing happens when i click when im using the brush tool!!??

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  • Skip O'Donnell

    Awesome! Sweet tutorial explanation and effect!

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  • JF Anime

    i meet a openql question , how did i fix it

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  • yıldırım kırtasiye

    0:00 13:00

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    ⇄ ᐊ ❚❚ ᐅ ↻

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  • Turbo

    at 8:09 i cant go onto liquify with my selected layer help me please

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  • AyrtonDamiën

    THANKS

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  • Kevin Vuong

    After clipping the Gradient Map to my layer, i tried to create the Black/White layer but it doesn't let me click on it. Anyone know why & what to do from there ?

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  • Kevin Brendel

    What a great Tutorial! Thank you so much!

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  • Alpesh Satpute

    Nice teacher Letsgettoit ❤️❤️

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  • Suliman Algabarty

    Thank you so much !!!!!!!!!!!!! Very appreciated..

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  • Haseeb Rahman

    amazing, but 8:55 made me laugh so much

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  • JayLinkinGrylls

    Really good!

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  • Kyle Nguyen

    Nine tutorial! But when I get to the liquify part, the button is grey and i cant use it. How can I fix this.

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  • Ziko Isaac

    thnx for the brushes man. great tutorial

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  • Ahmed Ihcen Gasmi

    hello there, i'm a newbie, and i was following the steps (enjoying the tutorial of course) but i couldn't proceed when you reached the filter to apply the liquify, it was not activated, is there something i'm missing or is it just my adobe edition? (it is CS6)

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  • Vusale Abdullayeva

    i love your lessons <3

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  • ItachiShakur_

    how can I do it but with color???

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  • Nguyễn Bá Thống Hà

    good

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  • SASWATA GHOSH

    hey i cant use second time gradient map in ps2019

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  • kajal soun

    hello sir it's my request can you make some video for adobe premier cc

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  • Jarne Figys

    Speak louther, use more zoom

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  • Mōħāmeɖ abd el motelb

    smoke Brushes download to ps cc2015

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  • Happyfeet

    5 minutes wasted just to find out you're using premade brush styles any moron can download and use for the smoke. Scum.

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  • Disha Sippy

    Wow… your videos make it so easy… I followed your instructions and could easily make that effect… you are a pro keep it up…

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  • Phon Official

    Can u drop Link Smoke File Png for me

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  • Tony Barzuna

    Thank you bro! Fire tutorial!

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  • Tori Elizabeth

    Loving your videos. Definitely subscribing

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  • BURHAN GÜLMEZ

    perfect my friend.

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  • JaXa GAME

    I love how it's very photo specific and if you dont use exactly what he uses it doesn't work

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  • Mustafa Çeliktaş

    8:06 Liquify is unable. It is not selectable. What should I do?

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  • fais fadilah

    8:42 thats alien from area 51

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  • Saida Zoubir

    thank you very much you're helping me

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  • Design by Gabor

    This is super cool

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