How to make
a smoking Gun, Cigarette...whatever. EASY!!
Choose your smoking object
In this case...it's
a gun...now I know guns only smoke for a second after you shoot
them but there are certain liberties the entertainment industry
takes with physics...like spaceships making rumblesounds and firey
exposions in the vacuum of space. Smoking guns just add drama
to a picture.
On a new layer..Airbrush some grey over the origin of the
smoke. Use a soft brush setting and a lower opacity.
Now we need
some "pepper". Change you airbrushes setting to "dissolve"
and shoot some white and black particles onto the grey spot. Not
too many...just enough to smear
Grab the smudge
tool (looks like a pointing finger) and smear the pixels upward
in an "S" like motion. Don't worry if the effect is
too severe right now...just smooth it all out.
Grab your eraser tool and set it to airbrush with a soft brush
setting and trim out the unwanted smoke. Use the dodge and burn
tools to add highlites and shadows to the smoke. Re-smear any
pixels or effects that look "too hard"
Lower the smoke layers opacity to taste.