How to do this Photoshop effect? (Turn water into fire)

macboy62

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Sep 13, 2006
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Do you mean like this...



Image/Adjustments...
Photo Filter: Warming Filter LBA 100%

Saturation: Master +150
Lightness: +5

Contrast: +12

Hope this helps :)
 
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sk3pt1c

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Nov 29, 2005
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a simulacrum
if you really wanna go crazy you can try to put the guy in the cayak and the rocks on the edges of the photo on different layers and invert just the water, that i think would look way more cool!
it would involve some detailed masking work i gather but no pain no gain :D
 
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littlevish

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Looks to me like they might have just done Adjust Hue or whatever and colorized it to red.
 
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LoneWolf121188

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Do you mean like this...



Image/Adjustments...
Photo Filter: Warming Filter LBA 100%

Saturation: Master +150
Lightness: +5

Contrast: +12

Hope this helps :)
ehh, not exactly. :) The pic you started with was VERY blue, very saturated. River water doesn't look like that (unfortunately :( ). Its much more of a murky brown, like this.
 

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macboy62

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Sep 13, 2006
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Okay I'm not a Photoshop expert, but this is nearer to your original image.

It cannot be how the original was made because there is some colour change on the canoeist in the original that looks like an invert or solarization.

All I did different was to start by using Hue & Saturation to Colorize the image red and increase the saturation.

I made a clipping make of the canoeist and reeds to show the original image. I know someone with better skills / more time could make this part look better but it does show the basic technique for turning water in to fire.

The choice of image will help give a better fire / lava look, not so sure this images looks like fire but the colours are near and it is done from the river browns.
 
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macboy62

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Sep 13, 2006
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Well I have tried to find a filter for photoshop that could make this effect but I have had no luck.

All I can do is "jack around" with the Image Adjustments until I got near to the right effect. No; I guess it isn't really fire as in flames, but it does look like oil that is on fire, in the water drop photo, or lava maybe, the splash in the first photo makes it look like an explosion at least.

I tried another photo to try out some filters and I think it looks better if you don't mask the canoeist, that way we get the feeling of heat and light around them. Definitely choosing the right water splash will improve the effect, not so many big round droplets looks
 
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