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Creating a fireworks effect

Posted by Niharika on Thursday, January 7th, 2010

 

This tutorial will show you how to create a fireworks effect using only Photoshop. I will not use any other images, everything will be created within photoshop.

The psd file for this tutorial can be found at the bottom of the post

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Create a new file (1600px * 1200px) and fill it with black color. Take a new layer, name it “clouds”. With background color black and foreground color white, go to the filters-render-clouds.

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Create a new layer above the clouds layer. Fill it with radial gradient. Foreground color #683838 background color black.

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Set the layer blending mode to hard light.

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Select the brush tool. Press F5. In the shape dynamics change the control to fade 200 and minimum Diameter t0 25%

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Now take a a new layer. Name it “firework”. With brush size 9px draw the lines to show the explosion. Use 3px brush to show other thin lines

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Select the explosion on the firework layer. This can be done by pressing ctrl+left click on the Firework layer thumbnail. With the explosion still selected, delete the firework layer. Take a new layer. Now go to Select-Modify-Contract by 1px. Again go to Modify then Feathers 1px. Now fill it with white color.

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Double click this layer to enter the blending mode. Click on Outer glow. Change the size to 27px as shown in figure.

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It will look something like this

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Select the brush tool again. Press F5 key. In shape dynamics increase the size jitter to 100%. See the image below.f8

Click on scattering. Increase the scattering to 100% and count to 2.

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I have used 11px and 3px brush to create the sparks.

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The final step. Create a new layer, it should be placed on the top of all layers. Change the foreground color to #984448 and background to#997f3b. Fill radial gradient as shown below.

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Set the layer Blending Mode to Vivid light. And your firework is ready.

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Hope you like it :)

You can download the PSD file here

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22 Responses to “Creating a fireworks effect”

  1. annie Says:

    i do like it..
    you’re great!..thanks for the help..

  2. You are now listed on FAQPAL Says:

    Creating a fireworks effect…

    This tutorial will show you how to create a fireworks effect using only Photoshop. I will not use any other images, everything will be created within photoshop….

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  6. Angelo Says:

    Hello !
    I see there is a layer called radial blur in your psd file. But I don’t see where it’s explained. Can you help me out ?

    Thanks !

  7. Author Says:

    Hello Angelo!!

    well i have copied the “sparks” layer and used radial blur on
    that layer…it just look more effective with that…

    I m sorry i have not explained it in the tutorial. Thanx for bringing it to my notice

  8. kevin Says:

    wow i did this …. but i didn’t do all that good.. but this is a beautiful tut!!! keep it up

  9. pratham Says:

    nice fire effect………thanks
    web designer
    http://www.scrapsforever.com

  10. Retail Fixtures & Store Displays Says:

    Great im really like it,thank

  11. Scrapsforever Says:

    Nice fire effect,really good tutorials.Thanks for sharing

  12. Lollo Says:

    Hey, um, I didn’t get it when you wrote “Select the explosion on the firework layer. This can be done by pressing ctrl+left click on the Firework layer thumbnail. With the explosion still selected, delete the firework layer. Take a new layer. Now go to Select-Modify-Contract by 1px. Again go to Modify then Feathers 1px. Now fill it with white color”
    “Select the explosion on the firework layer”?
    Sorry my english isn’t so good, can you please explain to me? :)

    Hugz!

  13. Siddharth Says:

    I like it very much.
    and will look for many more.
    good work
    Thanks a lot.

  14. r j Says:

    Wonderfull tutorial with nice pics

  15. Photoshop-Photo Editing Expert Says:

    This is great very effective thanks

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  17. artfanvikram Says:

    Thankyou, it helped me creating fireworks for new year 2012 art, Wish one and all a very Happy New Year

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  19. Niharika Says:

    Thanks Kaylee…. I hope its helpful to you :)

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  21. yogesh Says:

    thanks..this a great stuffs

  22. Niharika Says:

    Hey thanks for all the appreciation.. I prepared it for a card… For Deepawali Greetings (The biggest festival of India)

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