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Fireworks tutorial by Fune-Stock Fireworks tutorial by Fune-Stock
Simple tutorial on how to remove fireworks from original stock-photos to be used in manips, for Photoshop.

After releasing [link] over at my art-account, I got some inquiries on how it was done. Got tired of explaining to each individually, so hopefully this clears it.

If you have any further questions, shoot a comment and I´ll get back to you asap.


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:iconcouhby:
couhby Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for posting this. I look forward to trying out this technique.
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:iconjasonystrom:
even better than screen is 'linear dodge' it'll add the pixel brightness, getting nice and bright.

it also has the added benefit of being more forgiving with your element background. assuming a dark sky you shouldn't need to do any masking.
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:iconumb:
This'll be useful if I'm gonna do a new years drawing. Was thinking how to draw those fireworks.. using photos + your tutorial might do it. :)
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:iconsaralaanne:
Wow that's awesome! I could never get the magic wand tool to do anything useful before! Thanks a million! :hug:
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:iconcallmemitchs:
Wouldn't it be easier to just set the fireworks layer to screen? I'm fairly new to photoshop, but i think it makes all the black see-through. Sorry if I'm wrong...
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Fune-Stock Aug 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It works well if you´re only using one photo of a firework, if the sky is black enough, and also depending on what sort of image your pasting it on. But if pasting multiple shots on top of something and converting all to screen will make the borders of the images visible. Prepping all the shots with the method showed in this tutorial will get rid of all those borders and make the build of more complex explosions much easier. :)
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:iconbrynhyld:
Thank you so much! This would be really useful for me ... :+fav: it immediately!
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