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Putting Fire in Your Hands with Photoshop

 

Step 1.

Download the pictures of fire and hands and bring them into Photoshop.

Step 2.

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First we want to remove the daisy from the hands, make a new Layer above the hands Layer and select the Clone Stamp Tool. In the options bar select the sample to Current and bellow, next clone out the daisy.

Step 3.

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Bring the Fire picture into the hand picture by dragging it to the New Layer icon while holding Alt / Opt and selecting the hand picture from the dialogue.

Step 4.

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Add a reveal all Layer Mask (Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal all) to the fire layer and mask away some of the outer edge and unwanted parts of the fire leaving the flames.

Step 5.

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Set the Layer Blending mode to Screen.

Step 6.

step6

The fire is a little pale so we duplicate the layer and change the Blending mode to Overlay.

Step 7.

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Add a Levels Adjustment above the hand Layer and change the settings so they read 0, 0.58 & 255.

Step 8.

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Finally mask out some of the adjusted level around the fire to give the impression of light.

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About Simon Rudd (51 Articles)
Simon Rudd is a freelance writer and artist specialising in Photoshop tutorials as well as Horror, the Macabre and Fantasy themed pictures. He frequently writes for magazines and websites.

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