Introduction: How to Add Flames to Anything in GIMP

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This is how you make somewhat realistic fire in GIMP

Step 1: Click "New"

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Step 2: Set Width to 2000 and Height to 1800

Picture of Set Width to 2000 and Height to 1800

Step 3: Click on Filters>Render>Clouds>Difference Clouds

Picture of Click on Filters>Render>Clouds>Difference Clouds

Step 4: Check the Box Next to "Turbulent" Then Click OK

Picture of Check the Box Next to "Turbulent" Then Click OK

Step 5: Select "Curves" Under the "Colors" Tab

Picture of Select "Curves" Under the "Colors" Tab

Step 6: Move the Curve So It Looks Like This, Then Click "OK"

Picture of Move the Curve So It Looks Like This, Then Click "OK"

Step 7: Under Colors, Click "Color Balance"

Picture of Under Colors, Click "Color Balance"

Step 8: Click on Shadows, and Set the "Cyan>Red" Bar to 100 and the "Yellow>Blue" Bar to -100

Picture of Click on Shadows, and Set the "Cyan>Red" Bar to 100 and the "Yellow>Blue" Bar to -100

Step 9: Do the Same With the "Midtones" and "Highlights" Tabs Until the Picture Looks Like This

Picture of Do the Same With the "Midtones" and "Highlights" Tabs Until the Picture Looks Like This

Step 10: Use Any Select Tool, Select a Section of the Picture, and Copy It (CTRL+C)

Picture of Use Any Select Tool, Select a Section of the Picture, and Copy It (CTRL+C)

Step 11: Go to the Image You Want to Paste It On, Click "New Layer," and Paste It In.

Picture of Go to the Image You Want to Paste It On, Click "New Layer," and Paste It In.

Step 12: Use the Move, Rotate, and Scale Tools to Move the Selection As You Wish. Once Done, Deselect.

Picture of Use the Move, Rotate, and Scale Tools to Move the Selection As You Wish. Once Done, Deselect.

Step 13: Equip the Smudge Tool and Set the Size As You Wish. (Reccomendation: 160)

Picture of Equip the Smudge Tool and Set the Size As You Wish. (Reccomendation: 160)

Step 14: Make Little Strokes in the Fire Pattern Going From Bottom to Top.

Picture of Make Little Strokes in the Fire Pattern Going From Bottom to Top.

Step 15: Continue Until Your "fire" Looks Somewhat Realistic.

Picture of Continue Until Your "fire" Looks Somewhat Realistic.

Comments

Swansong (author)2018-01-01

That's a neat simple way to do it :)

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