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Happy 4th of July image of fireworks
Just a quick Happy 4th of July blog – hope everyone has a chance to see some fireworks, or at least enjoy them on TV.

A few quick notes on how to create this look or use these fireworks in some of your non-4th of July images. I created this image on my Tidbits Blog a few years ago. The fireworks are from and Jai Johnson’s Fireworks Overlay Collection which is now for sale. Check out my very old (but I just updated links) blog called Faking Fireworks which contains several great tips on using the Blend If to good results on these fireworks.

The letters were scanned using some inexpensive letter templates and then adding layer styles using Shadowhouse Creations free Patriotic Pattern set. Used a different one for each letter by placing each letter on its own layer first. A Levels Adjustment Layer was used to add some contrast back. Then it seemed like there was not enough smoke in the background that fireworks always generate. Therefore Phlearn’s free Fog Brush set to light blue and 11% opacity was applied. A Gaussian Blur was then applied to the layer to soften the edges of the fog a little.

Have a wonderful holiday!…..Digital Lady Syd

2 responses

  1. Ann Mackay

    Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July! 🙂

    07/04/2020 at 1:13 pm

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