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Old 04-24-2013, 01:31 PM   #934
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Default Re: X-Men First Class Official Manip Thread

Originally Posted by DarknessOfDeath View Post
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:

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