I was chatting with my sister the other day and she was telling me that she needed a print for her new house. She said what she really wanted was one of my smoke images. Just something really abstract and colorful. I asked her what color she wanted, which sort of surprised her a little. I told her that I could basically make it any color or colors that she wanted so that it would go better with her decor. So as I was working on her file, I had the thought that this would actually make a cool little tutorial. Shooting the smoke isn’t really difficult and there are so many creative things that you can do with the images once you are done. So here is a brief look at how I create my Smoke Shots.
*I do want to apologize if I seem to go through some of these techniques kind of quickly. I use a lot of keyboard shortcuts to do the routine tasks (copy, paste, Free Transform, etc.). The keyboard shortcuts show up on the screen as I use them and I try and mention the ones that I am using but I do sometimes forget. The reason I go through some of the tasks quickly is that I have a 10 minute time limit restriction on YouTube. So even though I now use Viddler to post my video on the blog, I have a large number of subscribers on YouTube that I don’t want to leave high and dry. So if you have any questions about something I did in the tutorial, please leave a comment or drop me an email.