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My favorite effect to animate, fire! Not saying I don't like water, ice, electricity, and other effects, but I just like fire. For some reason.

Anyway, hope you will find the tutorial helpful. Sorry if it is speedy, but I had to fit it within 10 minutes and I don't like splitting it up into parts.

YOUTUBE: [link]

Photoshop CS4
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This is a great tutorial which allows you to create animated fire in photoshop.

The tutorial is easy to follow, and it enables you to create virtual fire quickly and easily (and animated too)!

The technique is excellent, and it takes a genius to find that technique!

This tutorial is unlike other fire tutorials, as the fire technique and animation is really realistic.

The video is clear and shows all the steps clearly.

Overall, this amazing deviation allows you to utilize all of photoshop's awesome tools to create, render, and animate virtual fire quickly and easily.

This tutorial is one of the really great ones on dA.
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Lumanic Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial really helped me out creating fire. Great work
HanakoFairhall Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Not bad, not bad at all.

Eh, I was wondering, do you know how they do that masked glow effect in animes? I do love it, but I can't for the life of me figure out how it's done (or even what to call it)
lordkalem Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is not actually a very good tutorial. its lazy and doesn't give any real tips on how to make fire animation.


and i will be attempting to animate like this ^ guy.
Rikuthedragonslayer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A-hardie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
would tis worki cs3
artemis-blackrose Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
thank you for this neat tutorial. You have really helped me with this.
La la la la
Nanasuke-Maoyuu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no helpful cas i dont have photoshop...
columbus1999 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
awesome :D thanks
TamarinFrog Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this simple and helpful fire tutorial. And animation nonetheless. I learned couple of new things about photoshop's animation tools thanks to this too!

Thank you. I'll be trying this.
Shi-Yin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I didn't think animating would take THIS much work! :wow: But your tutorial was really helpful! Thank you!
BlueShadesComics Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
This is an excellent tutorial!
DesertdustSariah Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
your tutorial helps a lot!it's kinda easy ^^
Kousuke18 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Artist
thank you for a good tutorial!
AshWolf-Forever Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Have to check this when I am not on my phone. But the preview image looks cool. I am looking for an effects animator for a movie I am working on. Would you me interested?
HellKnightDan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
infinitely helpful
teyersul Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! This helped a lot!
LupusDream Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the tutorial but the only problem is i do not have filter!!! i am using Corel Painter Essentials 4 and for some strange reason it does not have it -_- or it is some were and i do not know were it is.
ohhellno520 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
i wonder i u could make blue fire with this?
wolfe111 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You have mail!
Chiibe Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
Dude, this is the best fire tutorial I've seen that can also apply to GIMP aswell! this finally helped me make realistic fire, thankyou~! [link]
D-emonat-A Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow man ive been following your progress on youtube and DA and I gotta tell you its amazing! BTW im 15 too:D!
Have a look at my stuff if you want too!
Silent-Midnight-Wind Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
cool :D
LiLiatX Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this was a great and VERY helpful tutorial. the best part about this is that its simple :D if only I have photoshop then I can do stuff like that... anways thanks for the tutorial, it will be very useful for all animators :D
UsayFudo Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Very helpful!
Z-San Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Great tutorial! It's very useful
CoNSu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooo Thanks. I learned so much. I help me with --> [link] . Thanks so much :heart:
CoNSu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, finger mistake. I wanted to say: "IT help me with --> [link] ."
AlexGhost Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Awesome tutorial man. :3
Feeling-Kitsune Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
cool :) thanks for making this!
onthewingsoftwilight Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! ty I've been trying to figure that out for ages! I found this by accident and the best accident ever! thank you sooo much for posting this!
Quen-lor Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Man, that tut is awesome! Masterly done! Thank you so much for that!
Retric Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Very good job... two thumbs up. ;)
CakeWatch Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
I would like to worship the ground you walk on.
HibiyoruChihiyro Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student Filmographer
:onfire: Really really Cool , i love it... You are my hero!!! I love Fire :flame: ... question i can do it with Gimp... i donīt have Potoshop... and Sorry my bad english :blush: XD - 44
Moon-Reader Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
why not? just make the frames in gimp, and use movie maker (or a gif program) to put them together, a bit tedious, but still...
Retric Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Yeah I was wondering about gimp too. I don't have photoshop either. xD
BreatheCarolinaxD Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Dude, this guy is a master! The moving fire is awesome! Thanks for sharing, dude (:
Evil-Julie-2k Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Another fantastic tutorial~ :D Thank you for sharing this with us :+fav:
JazylH Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Filmographer
This was impressive!
Kisame-sempai0W0 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
you know you really are a genious :)
all of your tutorials will be VERY helpfll! thank you so much!!! :D
Saswat777 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omfg: can't believe its done in photoshop!! amazing tutorial! thanks for sharing! ^^ :hug:
Keh-ven Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Your welcome ^^
angelhorn1092 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Student General Artist
i learned so much. tnx
E-Dantes Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
WooooW :wow: This is amazing and gives me a lot of ideas :plotting:
I don't know that program, but for what I can see, is very similar to the normal Photoshop, I'm going to try it in that plattaform :D
Jackce-Art Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Is the normal photoshop ;P
E-Dantes Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Ooohh!! Better, better ^^
Thanks!! :D
ailime Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
wiicked work !
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