How to make Muzzleflash Textures the way da Fox does it! Note: You will need Adobe Photoshop 6 or higher for this tutorial

Posted by FullMetalFox on Jul 17th, 2006
Basic Textures.

Well, Muzzleflashs are always cool, but I often see that people dont know how to make them, and I want to change that ;)
Lets get started!
Okay, open a new image, lets say 256x256 pixels

Make the background black, and add a white spot on a new layer
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Now use the smudge tool to give it some shape

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Now add some detail, also using the smudge tool

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Now make 2 new layers and fill them with clouds , play around with the blending mode and opacity

Blending Mode: Merge

Blending Mode: Merge

Blending Mode: Soft Light / Opacity: 55%

Blending Mode: Soft Light / Opacity: 55%
This is what you get

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And now the last step: add color ;)
Make a new layer and set its blending mode to "color"

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This is what you get in the end, now you see how very simple it is to make Muzzleflashs. It only took me a few minutes !


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Qwertyz Jul 18 2006, 5:20pm says:

Awsome toutorial, how do i get it ingame?

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leilei Jul 17 2006, 9:20am says:


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FullMetalFox Author
FullMetalFox Jul 17 2006, 9:25am says:

Then your ****** :P
Nah, it should work also with GIMP, but im not sure

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Arxae Jul 17 2006, 10:46am says:

nice one
btw, it isent fill mode but blend(ing) mode

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FullMetalFox Jul 17 2006, 11:01am says:

thanks =)
edited it @ Dark_Raver9

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methy Jul 17 2006, 5:43pm says:

Oh, nice tutorial.:D

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xXxHieroxXx Jul 17 2006, 5:52pm says:

Good stuff, ive tryed somthing simulair, but it just got to static. This worked though. :)

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Trzin Jul 25 2006, 12:52am says:

Yea am really new to this stuff but am having trouble completing the blending thing.

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Chuto Jul 26 2006, 7:38pm says:

Nice one but you should explain things more couse some people don't know some tools... for example, i didn't remembered what was the smudge tool...

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FullMetalFox Jul 27 2006, 2:14pm says:

@Chuto: well, the smudge tool is something basic in ps, everyone who wants to do effects should know it o.O

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NuclearFriend Jul 29 2006, 3:34am says:

1. Select eleptical marquee tool.
2. Set "Feather" to about 40px (more for a more faded effect).
3. Fill selection with white.

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FullMetalFox Author
FullMetalFox Jul 31 2006, 11:21am says:

ummm... more like use the brush

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Metal_Mavrik Aug 6 2006, 4:34pm says:

I did this with Paint Shop Pro....its not that hard guys. The trick to it is taking it into your own hands and adding your own creative touch to it. You'll usually end up with something more pleasing to yourself than the tutorial.

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garuzz Aug 12 2006, 9:42am says:

Great tutorial!

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