Originally Posted by DarknessOfDeath
I wish I could create the fire surrounding Jean but I don't know how to make it realistic.
For fire effects (like the Human Torch's trail or example) I use stock photo's of real fire and use the 'free transform' tool (for shaping it) and a number of layers in Photoshop to create the effect, then some wacom painting over it to clean it all up. Time consuming but worth it.
Here's one I did of Phoenix in her comic costume a good while back: