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This tutorial will teach you to make an explosion like this one.

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You will want to make sure you have the awesome plugin pack known as Ed Harvey Effects.

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1} New image 800x600

2} Clouds- default settings

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3} Duplicate layer

4} Top layer - Effects - Distort - Bulge +100

5} Bottom layer - Effects - Distort - Bulge -200

6} Top layer - Blend Mode - Xor

You should have this:

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7} Flatten

8} Duplicate layer

9} Top Layer - Zoom Blur 75

10} Top Layer - Blend Mode - Lighten

11} Top Layer - Curves - RGB

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You should have this now:

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12} Duplicate the top layer

13} Top Layer - Dents - Scale = 36 (All other settings default)

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14} Top Layer - Gaussian Blur = 12

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15} Bottom layer - Curves - Luminosity

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16} Bottom layer - Lens - Default

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17} Bottom layer - Layers - Rotate/Zoom - Zoom = 0.65x

18} Bottom layer - Curves - RGB

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19} Add New Layer

20} Top Layer - Radial Gradient (middle at 400,300)

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21} Top Layer - Blend Mode - Additive

22} Flatten and done!

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This is only my 2nd tutorial, So constructive criticism and praise welcome. And don't forget to Post Your Images! :D

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Yay! somebody posted an image! (Which looks absolutely amazing btw :shock: )

Ben...correct me if I'm wrong, but was this part of the inspiration for this tutorial?

I got the inspiration from this (the top image) and the super nova that I did on that. I don't know if that answers your question or not.

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Yay! somebody posted an image! (Which looks absolutely amazing btw :shock: )
Ben...correct me if I'm wrong, but was this part of the inspiration for this tutorial?

I got the inspiration from this (the top image) and the super nova that I did on that. I don't know if that answers your question or not.

thanks, this and the exploding planet are reall good and easy

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Yay! somebody posted an image! (Which looks absolutely amazing btw :shock: )
Ben...correct me if I'm wrong, but was this part of the inspiration for this tutorial?

I got the inspiration from this (the top image) and the super nova that I did on that. I don't know if that answers your question or not.

It sounds like a "no" to me...that definitely qualifies as an answer :)

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Nice post, good effort

This method does not work for high resolution graphics :(

To do this to full effect you need to scale the clouds to the resolution you are currently using.

Geoff

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Welcome to the forum, Geoff! :D

What specificially does not work for high resolution graphics?

When using high resolution, the explosion doesn't look as good as it does on a resolution such as 800x600

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Welcome to the forum, Geoff! :D

What specifically does not work for high resolution graphics?

When using high resolution, the explosion doesn't look as good as it does on a resolution such as 800x600

Could you please post a link to your image? I'm sure I can figure out how to adapt it for hi res.

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Mine is somewhat Different:

What I idid was I set clouds at default

Duplicated Layer

Set twist to 20 on the top layer

Set twist -40 on bottom

Layer Properties Xor

Made a Firey effect using the curves tool

Merge Layer

Zoom blur at 200.....

Here's your result:

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It looks cool, but it seems a bit dark for an explosion, but nice effect non the less. :D I am glad to see people are using and adapting my tutorial.

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