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How to make Fire by EmeraldTokyo How to make Fire by EmeraldTokyo
This is my old photoshop tutorial for creating fire and flames without using a tablet. It uses the smudge tool. I also go into depth on how to change the colors to make whatever color flames you want!

I have more tutorials and art lessons on my site Emerald Angel Comics with more to come!

I've made some brushes based on my tutorial! Chrissy's Fire PS Brushes

:iconwitte-draak: Used my tutorial to enhance this masterpiece. Surreality
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PPGirl16 Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial is indeed helpful. I got the flame-making down okay, but what I struggle with is separating the flame from the background. See, I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 6. Do you know of an equivalent method for separating the background?
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
I do not, but I made some flame brushes you can use. I have not used photoshop or any of it's counterparts in a long time. I use Gimp and Clip Studio Paint now
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SHADOW-HD Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i    open color blance and work same your work but my flame dosnt colored ;/
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Is the white flame on a different layer with a transparent background? The white must be mixed with black to create a gray gradient. So the white and black have to be on the same layer. If you put the white on its own layer then there will be no gray areas to color.
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SHADOW-HD Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
BUT LAST QUTSTION HOT DELETE BACKGROUND
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
You are using Photoshop and not GIMP correct?

emeraldtokyo.com/tutorials/lig…

Step six in my lightning tutorial shows how to do this. This just takes you to my website Emerald Angel Comics. The link is to the lightning tutorial page.
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SHADOW-HD Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thx ^_^
very thx (y)
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
You are welcome. Glad I could help.
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YourDreamDestroyer Featured By Owner Edited Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wooo! Thanks. I also cant wait to try the lightning tut
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. Thanks for viewing.
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wwwPaiThancom Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013   Artist
Thanks for this wonderfull tutorial!
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome.
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Lyzbil Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you for this..so simple but I would not have thought of it :happybounce:  Heart 
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. Glad you like it.
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ChimeiKago Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used a motion blur with this technique making it look like a character was shooting fire out of her hands, giving more color to the flame with the smudge tool. Excellent combination.
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nice. I'd like to see it. Thanks for stopping by.
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huesitosan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg ure awesome thanks
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome, thanks for viewing.
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FelipeMaker-BR Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So easy! Thanks for do this!
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. Thank you for stopping by.
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aydean Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for this! It's a simple tutorial with a great outcome. ^^ This is much easier to do than try and fail with a slew of fire brushes. :love:
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I'm so very glad you find it helpful. It is much easier to do than try to use someone's brushes. And, you can make the fire look however you want with whatever colors you want. :hug: Thanks for the comment.
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LovelyGenesis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm goint to try this technique on a few of my pieces to see if I can get more 'realistic' flame effects. thank you for posting this tutorial!
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome. :D I aim to please. Unless it's one of my trollish arts ... then I'm aiming to displease. But, mostly I aim to please.
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LovelyGenesis Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student General Artist
lol, troll art is amuzing in moderation. Your tutorial was helpful, but my tablet lags like crazy so it doesn't work too well for me. Oh well, mouse it is then. Thanks for making it!
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
You know, it's not too hard to do with the mouse either. So, it's easy for tablet-less artists too. :D (I is one of those) ... heehee
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AnimeVenus16 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WTF? THIS IS ALL I HAVE TO DO???????? YES!!!! I LOVE YOU
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh, heehee. :blush: Thanks. Yes, that's all you have to do. These tricks work on various effects too. I have some lightning tutorials and others. Most of them are on my website.
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BlindRaphael Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! Thank you for posting this. It works in GIMP too.
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. And, I didn't know that! :XD: Yay!
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Libberachi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   Digital Artist
That's pretty handy! :D Thanks!
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! And thanks for checking it out. :heart:
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Mestranonaiya Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow, this was really helpful! [link] I doodled some random fire, I'll have something else using this later too.
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
File not found ... :XD: Did you delete it or put it in storage? :( I wanted to see.
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Mestranonaiya Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh sorry, I think I did... I'll post it again later though, after I find it in all the junk on my computer :XD:
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Mestranonaiya Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist
Meh, deleted it, I'll put it up again later (maybe)
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crazycheckers Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
:XD: Thank you.
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millenniumman001 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice Tutorial.
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :la:
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CentiumCuspis Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student General Artist
this looks very useful.
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I hope you get a chance to use it some time. :la:
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witte-draak Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
This tutorial was monumental in the creation of [link]

I probably would not have been able to create this if not for your tutorial. Thank you so much!
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome, and I faved and linked your piece in the tutorial's description. :hug:
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witte-draak Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Wow! Thank you for the honor.
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome. :hug:
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:iconwitte-draak:
witte-draak Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
So helpful! Thanks!
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcome.
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Nod3 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*llama given*
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EmeraldTokyo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh! Thank you! :la:
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