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

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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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PSD: Greyfoxstudios.de
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 !

-FoxDF

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Qwertyz
Qwertyz

Awsome toutorial, how do i get it ingame?

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leilei
leilei

WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE PHOTOSHOP EH

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FullMetalFox Author
FullMetalFox

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

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Arxae
Arxae

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

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FullMetalFox Author
FullMetalFox

thanks =)
edited it @ Dark_Raver9

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methy
methy

Oh, nice tutorial.:D

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xXxHieroxXx
xXxHieroxXx

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

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Trzin
Trzin

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

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Chuto
Chuto

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 Author
FullMetalFox

@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
NuclearFriend

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

ummm... more like use the brush

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Metal_Mavrik
Metal_Mavrik

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
garuzz

Great tutorial!

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