In this Photoshop tutorial I will explain to you how to add fireworks to a photo.
- Program : Photoshop CS3 +
- Estimated Completion Time : 20 minutes
- Difficulty : Beginner
Create a new document (Ctrl + N) with 1715px x 1383px in size. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + Alt + N) and fill it with black (Press D to set default colors and Alt + backspace to fill it with the foreground color.
Open the file “Stars”. Select all by pressing Ctrl + A and copy by pressing Ctrl + C. Go back to your document and press Ctrl + V to paste.
Press Ctrl + T to resize the stars as shown below.
Lower the Opacity of the stars layer to 32%.
Open the file “Fireworks”. Select all and copy. Paste the fireworks into your document and resize them as shown below.
Change the blending mode of the fireworks layer to Screen. This will get rid of all the black color and show only the fireworks.
Open the file “Building”. Copy all and paste the building into your document.
Add a layer mask to the building layer (Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All). Click on the layer mask and choose Select > Color Range and click once somewhere on the sky black color.
Click on the layer mask and press Ctrl + I to invert the selection. Now only the building is visible and the black sky is hidden.
Click once on the fireworks layer and press Ctrl + J to duplicate it. Drag the fireworks layer to the top of the layers palette and name it Reflection.
Press Ctrl + T to transform the reflection layer and resize it as shown below.
Change the blending mode of the reflection layer to Screen and lower the opacity to 27%.
And We’re Done!
This is how you add fireworks to a night picture. I hope you learned some useful techniques and enjoyed this tutorial.