In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to shift colours to a red cast and apply fire effects to a model’s hair and the surrounding scene.
We’ll begin retouching the model before working our way through applying the colours and various fire effects, to the final image.
Before starting the project, make a collection of fire-related stock photos. This will make it easier to piece the image together, since getting it to look right can be like a puzzle. We’re using Photoshop because composing a manipulation in this style is most suited for the tools.
Photoshop provides. Having a graphics tablet is very helpful when blending images and painting. It’s not totally necessary, but it is more accurate and efficient than a mouse. Please bear in mind that this tutorial does not need to be followed exactly step-by-step.
Do what feels right and use some of the examples as inspiration for adding personal touches to an image. Also, do notice that the final result contains a bit more work than we’ve written about in the tutorial. Use the steps as a guideline and build off of them to make the image more unique and complete.