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Discussion in 'General Software' started by beesagtig, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. beesagtig

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  2. Ice Czar New Member

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    well in general what I do for that kind of thing is employ a pencil or brush in a high value (white, grey or hue for colored smoke) on a dark background
    and rather than work on a separate layer, work on a copy of the background with the smoke sketch

    then selecting a really big brush employ the blur tool, and the smudge tool
    its massive compute cycles, alot of data ends up being crunched
    some trial and error is obviously involved ;)

    you maywell screw up the background if it isn't uniform
    but afterwords you can erase large portions of it leaving just the smoke areas and layer it above the original background

    this also works well for fake burled walnut, mottled backgrounds ect.

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