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How to Add a Smoke Effect in Photoshop CC


This extensive video tutorial by (wounded) portrait photographer Nathaniel Dodson (from the website tutvid) takes a look at creating a cool smoke dispersion effect in Photoshop.

In this video Dodson tries to show us how to make a model look like she’s disappearing into thin air. Most of the work in this very extensive 40 min video is a deep dive into creating a selection with the new Select and Mask feature in Photoshop CC and how you can change your workflow to adjust thew way this tool works.

Dodson also cover working with multiple masks, brushes, and customizing brushes to create the perfect smoke dispersion effect complete with a little color grading thanks to a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer.

We have already looked at a similar topics in the past in Glyn Dewis “Creating Realistic Smoke in Photoshop”, Aaron Nace “How to Add and Remove Fog in Photoshop” as well as covering the dehaze feature including H. Pinsky’s Does the Dehaze Feature Work on JPEGs in Photoshop? as well Quick Preview: The Upcoming Dehaze Tool in Lightroom by Terry White.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section. You can also check Dodson’s previous videos here on LensVid.

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