In this post we showcase some beautiful examples of smoke art, the very difficult technique of photographing smoke and with Photoshop creating the fantastic shapes and coloring which you can see.
As well as showing you the beautiful example, we have also collected a lot of useful tutorials to help you get started.
Smoke Art Showcase
Smoke Art Photoshop Tutorials
URL: Creating a Smoke Fading Effect »
Description: From a stylish image of a model, you will create an amazing smoke effect similar to the style you can find in sci-fi films.
URL: Smoke Art Tutorial from ColePhotographic »
Description: A concise and in depth tutorial from Cole Photography, it takes you from the initial taking of the photograph to actually creating colorful smoke within Photoshop.
URL: Colorful Smoke Art Photoshop Tutorial »
Description: Starting with a simple black-and-white picture of smoke, you will be making colorful abstract images. This technique uses the Difference blending mode, which can yield some very nice color combinations.
Description: In this tutorial you are going to shown how to easily create digital abstract smoke using both Illustrator and Photoshop. One of the best things about this technique is that it is very customizable and you can do it pretty quickly.
URL: Abstract Smoke Art Tutorial »
Description: This tut takes you through the difficult process of photographing smoke and then, with photoshop, creating stunning effects.
URL: Smoke Clouds Photoshop Tutorial »
Description: Create this amazing smoke effect in Photoshop.
Description: This tutorial details a very simple method to create funky realistic smoke from scratch using very basic Photoshop tools. Compared to other similar tutorials on the internet it may seem a little basic – after all, it makes no use of funky brushes, nor several filters, but the results are just as effective and much more user-definable.
Description: In this tutorial you will learn how to create the smoke effect, using both the brush and smudge tool.
Description: This is more of a guide than a tutorial, it is a great starting point if you have never stepped into the diffucult task of photographing smoke. Very detailed and a great read.