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I would like to do some photo editing, with some of my digital snaps of my loco's, adding steam/smoke and weathering effects. I remember seing an article on the Model Rail website about this, however their website has dissapeared recently following a change of publisher. Does anyone know of any similar articles that I could research, to help me with this?

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Hugh
 

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I too would like some help/advice on this topic, I'm enjoying editing my pics, but have no idea how to add smoke and steam
 

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You want to do something like this:



Take a look at this tutorial: http://www.republicofcode.com/tutorials/ph...op/video_smoke/

As well as the gradient mask, use a soft edge brush to add to the mask - in this case around the smoke stack. Eliminate any hard edge.

I also added a slight motion blur to the loco - in line with the direction of travel and a slight radial blur to the driving wheels.
 

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Hiya

the easiest way to add smoke is to use the clouds filter in quick mask mode to produce a mask (usually reduced in size) and then a soft brush on its own layer to paint the smoke in. This layer can then be softened with the opacity to get a see through effect. I have linked to a few of mine.





HTH

Jim
 
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