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  • [*]Add a new layer and fill it with black
    [*]Add a new layer
    [*]Set foreground to yellow, background to red
    [*]Create irregular selection(s) with "lasso tool"
    [*]Select filter / render / clouds (sometimes you need to use it more than once to get the desired effect; CTRL+F)
    [*]Deselect
    [*]Add filter / blur / gaussian blur (40)
    [*]Add a new layer
    [*]Set foreground to black, background to white (shortcut: D)
    [*]Set blending mode to "color dodge"
    [*]Select filter / render / clouds (sometimes you need to use it more than once to get the desired effect; CTRL+F)
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    When you're done, also try out some other Gaussian blur values or extra/different selections.

    Have fun and if anybody else has some ideas to make this explosion more realistic, please feel free to comment.
 

Erik

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I've been playing with your explosion...I wanted to add rays, but didn't exactly remember how to make them when I started. Then I got carried away... I ended up with a flattened image, and can't explain exactly how I got here. I do remember Polar Coordinates, Motion Blur, Noise, Wind and blend modes.

Amnesia, or: the effects of a conciousness explosion on the mind of a virtual pixelpusher. (that is: I think I disagree)
 
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Hey, that is cool Erik, or should I say hot :rofl:
There is a lot of action and movement going on in this one. I like it. It almost looks like a kinda stargate...:perfect:
 
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Stroker, thanks for the link. I think I stumbled over that same link a while ago. It's an interesting link, because it shows some use for the "polar coordinates" filter.

BTW Stroker, I read your signature; "All of your avatars will be assimilated to look like mine. Resistance is futile."

Leave my innocent G alone or I will give yours the following facelift :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
 
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Dude, I could show you so many cool things with Polar Coords. "Domain Shifting" with PC is one of the coolest tricks ever. Give me enough time and I'll ramble about it.

I wouldn't know how to assimilate your `G' avatar. However, I did assimilate kiwi's avatar last week for fun. Too bad I didn't save it. :sigh:
 
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Yes Stroker, you really should show us these "polar coordinates" tricks, because only a few experiments with it, showed me some amazing stuff :shocked:
I really would like to know what this "domain shifting" is all about.
 
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ok I gaave it a goooo just to stay in the game

Yep this was fun except I couldn't get rid of the strong yellow. I tried hyper clouds, etc. finally just gave up mainly because I got tired of running the clouds filter.
But it was fun.
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Smoke and fire

Needed some smoke?
 

kiwi

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Quick evryone hide their avatars :D



That sounds like a bit of humor my avatar being assimilated :)



I am going to have a go at these explosions as well.



Stu.
 
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Linda - good one

Hot stuff, Linda
I like the red around the explosion.
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Allt that beautiful work, great guys, really well done.

But I do have one concern about the ladies...their axes, fires and terrible explosions really scare me enough to say:

I'M OUTA HERE!!!"
 

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HA HA HA Gaus! Maybe Mark should be looking at this thread! It will better prepare him for what's in store in the coming months!!:rofl: :rofl: :D [stuned]
 
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...and take it easy girls...before you know it things get out of hand! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
 
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Oooh. Not a bad idea. Now take a real chunk out of it and crispify the edges. You know, make it look like it's been burning for awhile.
 
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Stroker, this is just one those moments that I really don't care if it's lifelike or not :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
 

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