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robbie234

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im trying to place the blue fire in front of the tiger. as you can see, i've managed that, and it is in screen mode to do so, but it is so faint that you cant really see it. how do i fix this?
 

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IamSam

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Hello and welcome.

One way would be to just duplicate the "blue fire" layer. You can adjust the opacity of the duplicated layer to taste.
Screen Shot 2021-04-04 at 10.52.29 AM.png
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Yes. As long as you have the "blue fire" layer(s) in Screen blending mode, the fire will appear white.
 

IamSam

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Sorry, got called away.

The main solution is to return the layer to "Normal" blending mode.
Screen Shot 2021-04-04 at 11.24.15 AM.png


And try to adjust the fire selection. (I used channels and a layer mask here) This is really fast so not that great.
Screen Shot 2021-04-04 at 11.34.03 AM.png

However, I fear the best solution would be to start over with your fire selection and use an Alpha Channel method of selecting the fire.
 

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I had a similar thought to IamSam. As an alternative to layer masks, change the blend mode of the fire layers back to Normal and then use Blend-If sliders in the layer styles window to get rid of the black background. I rearranged all your fire layers to put them in front of the tiger. Then I duplicated the tiger and made that the new top layer, with the opacity reduced to around 50% to give the effect that you can partially see the tiger's legs through the blue flames.

Tiger v2.jpg
 

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thebestcpu

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Hi @Robbie
Lots of good choices from the prior posts by @IamSam and @Rich54
Here is just another and it really depends on how you want to appear as there are no doubts ways to achieve exactly what you want you I am just guessing so my suggestions might be way off.

What I did was:
- leave blends alone
- turned off visibility of cyan backgrounds
- added a black background
- for the the blue ring of fire Layer and front blue fire Layer, I created a Layer Mask by:
a) Opt click (Alt Click for PC) on visibility icon for that Layer in the Layer Panel (leaves visibility on just for that Layer)
b) Cmd click (Ctrl click for PC) on the RGB Thumnail in the Channels Panel (creates Luminosity selection)
c) Back in Layers Panel click the icon at bottom for Add Layer Mask
d) Opt click (Alt Click for PC) on visibility icon for that Layer in the Layer Panel (reverts back to original Layers visibiity)

Repeat a thru d for the other Layer with blue fire

Then you get the result below and PSD attached as well

snow-tiger-blue-fire.jpg

You can also play wtih going back to blend mode of normal for each for this result:

snow-tiger-blue-fire-normal-blend.jpg

Just another way to consider and here is the PSD for the first image
John Wheeler
 

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