Add Colour to Smoke Photos
Here is a very simple tutorial for adding colour to smoke photos. This was done in Photoshop but any editor that uses layers will work.
Load your Smoke Photo and crop it if needed.
The Cropped Photo
Clean up using LEVELS
This is just to make the black blacker and the white whiter. If your editor doesn't have levels then don't worry.
Just play with the levels a little to get nice black black and white white.
Click the button o create a new layer above the one you have been working on.
We now have a blank transparent layer on top of the smoke photo. Now the fun starts. Using the brush tool just choose a colour and paint over a part of the smoke. Don't be fussy. Choose another colour and paint a different part. REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT PAINTING ON THE ORIGINAL PHOTO SO DON'T WORRY.
There you go all painted. What do you mean you cant see the smoke? OK, one more bit.
Make sure you have the painted layer selected and change the layer from 'Normal' to 'COLOR' like in this photo below.
Then Voilà you have your finished photo.
Told you it was easy. If you don't like the end product then just paint over what you did before.
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