Making Smoke in Photoshop
by Jeffrey Sward

Step 1 Base of Your Smoke

  1. Pick a gray color (Make sure to have the transparent layer selected)
  2. Draw a squiggle in a medium to large brush,
  3. Fill in any gaps with a smaller brush,
  4. Use the dodge and burn tools to randomly shade different parts

Step 2 Filters

  1. Go onto Filter ==> Blur ==> Gaussian blur
  2. Go to Filter ==> Other ==> maximum
  3. Go to Filter ==> Distort ==>wave click the randomize button until it looks sufficient,
  4. Go to Edit ==> Fade wave
  5. Set opacity 50%
  6. Repeat Steps 3-5 or 1-5 until smoke effect complete
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