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Junqi Ng

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Dear all,

i need help on this photo. is this a photoshop or by shooting will able to get the purple smoke effect?

if is photoshop how can it be done can anyone guide me along ?

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Tom Mann

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A quick and dirty way would be to take a picture of a suitable cloud, remove any neighboring clouds, color the remaining part purple, and put it in back of the subject. There are lots of other things u can do to make it more believable, but that will get u started.

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If you want to do it in Photoshop, follow these steps.

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1. Open an image of a dark cloud. This is your BG layer.

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2. Open an image of a woman, make a selection of her body and copy/paste it to your GB image.

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3.Put a new layer between the BG layer and the woman layer. Fill it with a radial gradient.
Set the blend mode to color burn, with opacity 80%.

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4. Your composite looks now like this.

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Junqi Ng

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If you want to do it in Photoshop, follow these steps.

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1. Open an image of a dark cloud. This is your BG layer.

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2. Open an image of a woman, make a selection of her body and copy/paste it to your GB image.

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3.Put a new layer between the BG layer and the woman layer. Fill it with a radial gradient.
Set the blend mode to color burn, with opacity 80%.

View attachment 55657
4. Your composite looks now like this.

View attachment 55658 Screenshot of your layers.
Hi crhis,

how about if i want my background to stay that i shoot instead of using the dark cloud as background?
let say i want my actual background and subject that i shoot stay. but want to add purple smoke in the photos.

how can i do it ? appreciate your help.

thanks.
 
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I would really appreciate if you would show us your own effort, related to your first question, before you ask the next question.
 

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how about if i want my background to stay that i shoot instead of using the dark cloud as background?
let say i want my actual background and subject that i shoot stay. but want to add purple smoke in the photos.

how can i do it ? appreciate your help.

thanks.

You will have to isolate the subject from it's original background.

Original image.
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Duplicate the original image and add a layer mask.
You will have to use any of the selection techniques that you desire to isolate the subject.

Subject isolated from background using a layer mask.
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Then you will add a new layer between the Original and the duplicated layer with the layer mask.

You will then place your smoke on this layer.
You will use a layer blending mode and/or the opacity setting to blend the smoke to the BG.

Here I have used white lines to demonstrate how the smoke layer will be between the subject and the BG.
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Here I have placed smoke on the new layer between the Original and the duplicated layer with the layer mask.
I used the Brush Tool and some smoke brushes.

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I then added a color fill layer set to the purple color and clipped it to my smoke layer.
I then set the layers blend mode to "darken" and lowered the opacity some.

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I did this fast and would have used Chris's technique of a color gradient had I had more time.
 

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