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Advanced Photo Manipulation Techniques: Adding Cracks and Smoke

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This post is part of a series called Advanced Photo Manipulation Techniques.
Advanced Photo Manipulation Techniques: Working With Patterns
Advanced Photo Manipulation Techniques: Creating Realistic Smoke Effects

This is part four of our seven-part video series on Advanced Photo Manipulation Techniques.

If you haven't already, make sure to check out Part Three of this series, where you'll learn how to create a realistic lava effect using Color Dodge and Perspective Tools.

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How to Add Realistic Cracks

In this lesson, Lewis Moorhead will show you how to bring the rock to life with realistic effects. Add cracks to the foreground rock elements using Layer Masks and a fiery lava pattern.

How to Create Realistic Smoke Effects

Once you're finished with the initial cracks, then move on to adding smoke. This lesson will show you how to add smoke in two unique ways: first by using amazing smoke images, and then by creating a custom smoke brush.

How to Adjust the Smoke Highlights

Continue adjusting the smoke to make it pop! In this lesson, we'll add more smoke while fixing the main smoke shapes. Just like before, we'll use another New Layer set to Color Dodge to add bright highlights onto the smoke.

Want More?

Continue this manipulation in our next lesson, where we'll modify the landscape even further and add more layers of smoke and color dodge.

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