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Tom Jackson

How to start a fire with Paint.NET

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@ncfan51: Looks awesome

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Here is my modification to this tutorial:

effected35.png

I was going to use this fire in a sig but it didn't work out perfectly

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whitebeamxu4.png

I made that one the first time a tried using a different gradient for this tut and I accidentally did something different with the curves, but I think it came out alright then if it wasn't the desired result

sig4wu1.png

and a sig I made for a friend of mine in a forum of his

Thanks for a really good and easy to follow tutorial.

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Finished.gif

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i took it a step farther, and animated my flames...

6 frames, used UnFREEz to animate it, 30 cs per frame...

Cool looking. :/

Could be a little smoother, but... =]

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You can make it looks smooth easily - you could make a big piece of clouds and cut it out part-by-part working top-down and use that instead of semi-random clouds for each new frame.. I feel like it'll work, but if not, sorry

edit: actually it won't, only if you'd put every cloud in a different layer and do all blending in smaller pictures (the actual frames) and that's going to be a lot of work

edit2: that works, but it takes a lot of time..

steps followed (in case anyone is curious):

1 Make a new image with the same width as your target picture but a much bigger height

2 Run Clouds, make new layer, run Clouds again (I made 7 layers but only ever used 3 to save time)

3 In the target picture, draw the gradient and duplicate it for every frame you want

4 Select the highest part of the clouds-image that is exactly the same size as your "target" picture (fixed size is handy)

5 copy

6 Select the first layer of your target picture, create a new layer above it, set it's blend mode to Overlay and paste the clouds onto it

7 Merge

8 Repeat steps 6 and 7 for every Clouds layer you have (oh and select the layer you want otherwise it will all be the same)

9 Move to the next layer in your target picture and go back to step 4, BUT this time select a piece of clouds a bit further down

10 use Curves on all layer of the target picture

11 save all layers of target picture and unfreeze? <- I was too lazy for that

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I use a translator to talk to you, since my mother language is Italian :mrgreen:

I am very sorry if, in my questions ca n't understand them :oops:

However, the point is that when I must make the clouds, I must choose "difference", But the choice difference not I have!

But the choice difference not I have! What I do to put it in my paint? :|

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