Introduction: How to Make a Cool Explosion on Paint.NET

Explosion on If you done it right, it should look like something like the image.

Step 1: 1: the "Main Part of the Explosion".

1. Make a new picture, 800x600
2. Go to Effects>Render>Clouds. Click OK when a window pops up showing properties for the 'cloud' thing.
3. Duplicate Layer. (Shown on picture below)
4.Go to top layer, then Effects>Distort>Bulge. Make the value 100.
5.Go to bottom layer, then ffects>Distort>Buldge. Make the value -200.
6.Go to the top layer, then go to Properties (on picture below), then change the blend form to "XoR".
7. Flatten the layers. (Below)
Step 1: Done, should look like image below.

Step 2: 2: Step 1: Continued...

8. Duplicate the layer (Shown on last step's picture... =P)
9. Effects>Blur>Zoom Blur. Change the value to 75. (Should look like picture below.)
10. Go to top layer, then Properties, change blending mode to "Lighten".
Step 1 is done!

Step 3: 3: Step 2!

NOTE: The last 2 step make up the main part of the explosion. These steps will show you how to color it.
11.Adjustments>Curves. Change the type to RBG(Red Blue Green), and
then look at the image to find out where to put the markers.(First, start with Red. When your done with Red, uncheck it, and then check Green. Do the same thing with Blue.)

Step 4: Instructable: Done...

This is my FIRST instructable, so dont be harsh.
PS: You could do a little "playing" with the 1st step's result to get very cool images.
Here's some on the bottom...
1. Some flaming ball
2. Sky blue ball with Yellow/White/Blue/White Lining
3. Green like explosion with yellow in it
4. Orange and yellow colored ball



laceycarmi made it!(author)2014-08-20

Mine looks different, but I love it!

DaRubberBandFan03 made it!(author)2013-11-26

Cool 'ible

RiuChan made it!(author)2012-07-30

This is pretty cool Instructable!!
Check mine out
After I finished it I put glow on.

griff119 made it!(author)2011-01-28

ok pretty good but 2 questions 1 how did you get it in a circle and 2 mines looks nothing like everyone elses

explosion fail.jpg
nmezzan made it!(author)2011-04-24

Follow the instructions.

shootingace made it!(author)2011-01-03

worked a treat for my band logo, thanks :-)

Epeoples made it!(author)2009-11-13

 pretty cool!

red explosion.bmp
Bob_cheesington made it!(author)2009-10-07

Not bad for a first instructable


CoolJB made it!(author)2008-05-05

Whoops! 5.Go to bottom layer, then Effects*

nm918273 made it!(author)2008-04-29

very nice, that will save me a lot of time.

Baini made it!(author)2008-04-29

Very nice and easy understandable instructable but step 2 (1 cont) is a little unclear wich of them to brighten, like if it was the layer 1 or 2. Faved:)

CoolJB made it!(author)2008-04-28


CoolJB made it!(author)2008-04-28

Please dont worry about those &'s in the step destriction when you hover your mouse over it.

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