hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to make
firewalls open a nighttime photo with
plenty of sky if you'd like to use this
one I provided its link in the video
description or project files this
document is 1280 x 900 pixels with a
resolution of 150 pixels per inch if
you're using a different photo make its
resolution 150 pixels per inch as well
make a new document to create your
fireworks to do this press ctrl n on
Windows or command n on a Mac make the
width and the height two thousand pixels
and the resolution 150 pixels per inch
we'll fill it with black if your
foreground and background colors aren't
black and white respectively click the
small overlapping box icon since black
is the foreground color press alt or
option + delete to fit it onto your
screen press ctrl or command 0 click the
new layer icon to make a new layer open
your brush tool and type in 300 pixels
for its size and 0% for its hardness
press the f5 key on your keyboard to
open the brush panel make sure all the
settings are unchecked but smoothing is
okay press f5 again to close the brush
panel invert the foreground and
background colors by pressing X on your
keyboard left-click once anywhere on
your document to Center it open your
move tool and press ctrl or command a
and click on the align horizontal
centers icon and the align vertical
to delete the selection press ctrl or
command D change the blend mode to
dissolve open your zoom tool and drag a
rectangle over it to zoom into it click
on the new layer icon to make a new
layer will merge these two layers by
shift-clicking on layer 1 to highlight
both layers and then pressing ctrl e on
windows or command E on a Mac I'll name
it sparks the reason we replace the
layer is because we want the look of
dissolve but in the normal blend mode
make the background visible and make a
copy of the sparks layer will name it
radial blur go to filter blur and radial
blur make the amount 100 the blur method
zoom and the quality best then click OK
make a copy of the radial blur layer and
hide it next we'll merge the original
radial blur layer and the sparks layer
to do this make the blur layer active
and press ctrl or command e double click
on the layer to open its layer style
window click color overlay and the color
box pick a color for your first 5 work
and click OK to close both windows make
the top layer visible and active reduce
its opacity to seventy percent then
press Enter or return hide the
background and make a composite snapshot
of this image by pressing ctrl shift alt
e on windows or command shift option key
on a Mac hide the two layers under it
and make the background visible again
make a copy of the composite snapshot
and hide the copy make the original
and go to filter and liquify make sure
the forward warp tool is highlighted
choose a large brush size and the brush
pressure is 100 click on the center of
the image and drag your brush up
approximately this much then click OK
press V to open your move tool and drag
the image onto the tab of your night sky
without releasing your mouse or pen drag
it down onto your photo and release make
a new layer and press B to open your
brush tool to reduce the size of your
brush press the left bracket key on your
keyboard I'll reduce it to 150 pixels
left click once over the center of the
burst and then reduce its opacity to
seventy percent to make your firework
more vibrant merge these layers click on
the adjustment layer icon and choose
vibrance click on the clip to layer icon
to restrict the adjustment layer to
effect just the firework and not the
photo if you don't see this icon because
you have an earlier version of Photoshop
go to layer and create clipping mask
increase the vibrance to a hundred as I
toggle back and forth you can see the
difference if you want your fireworks to
look like they're behind buildings
structures or other objects I'll show
you how to do this once we have all the
fireworks in place merge the layers and
make a copy of it to enlarge or reduce
the size of the firework copy press ctrl
or command T to open your transform tool
go to a corner and when you see a
diagonal double-arrow press and hold
shift and alt on windows or shift +
option on a mac as you drag it in
out click inside the transform to
reposition it I'll ultimately place the
firework here but I'll temporarily move
it down to make sure I have enough to
drag it up when i use the liquify filter
i'll reduce the size of the liquify
brush and drag the firework up I'll
click OK and press V to open back up the
move tool the more you liquify an image
the softer it becomes so I'll sharpen it
by going to filter sharpen and unsharp
mask I'll make the amount two hundred
percent the radius 1 pixel and the
threshold 0 levels to change the color
of your firework you can use different
adjustment layers but for this example
I'll choose color balance click the clip
to layer icon and play with the colors
in mid tones for this example I'll sly
the yellow blue all the way to the left
as well as cyan red I'll slide the
magenta green all the way to the right
next we'll add the unlimited okya meant
hide layer 1 and make the layer 1 copy
visible and active drag the five work on
to the tap of the nighttime photo and
drag it down onto the image if you don't
see it it's because it's being clipped
to release the clipping mask press ctrl
alt G on Windows or command option G on
a Mac will change its color but this
time i'll choose selective color click
the clip to layer icon and in Reds I'll
sly the yellow all the way to the left
which removes all the yellow from the
firework making it look fuchsia or pink
to resize it make
a firework layer active and open your
transform tool I'll make the fireworks
smaller and move it in closer when
you've resized and positioned it press
Enter or return to hide your fireworks
behind buildings structures or other
objects place all of your firework
layers into a folder to do this make
sure you have your top firework active
and scroll down to your bottom firework
shift click on it to highlight all the
firework layers and then press ctrl or
command G click on the layer mask icon
to make a layer mask next to the folder
press ctrl or command I to invert the
layer mask to hide the fireworks invert
the foreground and background colors and
press Z to open your zoom tool draw a
rectangle over an area of your photo
that includes the sky and the buildings
to zoom in closer press B to open your
brush tool and make the size as small as
you want now carefully brush around the
outside of the buildings to reveal the
lastly we'll add reflections of the
fireworks in the water make a copy of
the fireworks folder and shift-click on
the top layer mask to hide it click the
icon on the upper right corner and
choose convert to smart object open your
transform tool go to the bottom middle
of the transform and when you see a
vertical double-arrow press and hold
shift + alt on windows or shift + option
on a mac and drag it up to squeeze the
image go to edit transform and flip
vertical press and hold shift as you
slide it down pressing shift keeps it
aligned with the top fireworks when it's
positioned press Enter or return reduce
its opacity to forty percent will blur
it by going to filter blur and motion
blur keep the angle 0 degrees and make
the distance approximately 140 pixels
this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
thanks for watching
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to show you how to make fireworks.
Open a nighttime photo with plenty of sky.
If you'd like to use this one,
I provided its link
in the video description or project files.
is 1280 by 900 pixels with a
resolution of 150 pixels per inch.
If you're using a different photo, make
its resolution a 150 pixels per inch, as well.
Make a new document
to create your fireworks.
To do this, press Ctrl + N on Windows
or Cmd + N on a Mac. Make the width
and the height 2,000 pixels
and the resolution
150 pixels per inch. We'll fill it with black.
If your foreground and background colors
aren't black and white respectively,
click the small,
overlapping box icon. Since black
is the foreground color,
press Alt or Opt + Delete.
To fit it onto your screen, press Ctrl
or Cmd + 0. Click on the New Layer icon
to make a new layer. Open your Brush Tool
and type in 300 pixels for its Size
and 0% for its Hardness.
Press the F5 key on your keyboard
to open the Brush panel.
Make sure all the settings are
unchecked, but Smoothing is OK. Press
F5 again to close the Brush panel.
Invert the foreground and background colors
by pressing "x" on your keyboard. Left-click
once anywhere on your document.
To center it,
open your Move Tool and press Ctrl
or Cmd + A and click on the
"Align Horizontal Centers" icon and the
"Align Vertical Centers" icon.
To delete the selection,
press Ctrl or Cmd + D.
Change the Blend Mode
to "Dissolve". Open your Zoom Tool
and drag a rectangle over it to zoom into it.
Click on the New Layer icon
to make a new layer.
We'll merge these two layers by Shift-clicking
on Layer 1 to highlight both layers
and then pressing Ctrl + E on Windows
or Cmd + E on a Mac. I'll name it
"Sparks". The reason we replaced the layer
is because we want the look of "Dissolve",
but in the "Normal" Blend Mode.
Make the background visible
and make a copy
of the "Sparks" layer. We'll name it
"Radial Blur". Go to
Filter, Blur and Radial Blur.
Make the Amount: 100...
the Blur Method: Zoom... and the Quality:
Best. Then, click OK.
Make a copy of the Radial Blur layer
and hide it. Next, we'll merge the original
Radial Blur layer
and the Sparks layer.
To do this, make the Blur layer
active and press Ctrl or Cmd + E.
Double-click on the layer
to open its Layer Style window.
Click "Color Overlay" and the color box.
Pick a color for your first firework
and click OK to close both Windows.
Make the top layer
visible and active. Reduce its Opacity
to 70%. Then, press Enter or Return.
Hide the background
and make a composite snapshot of this
image by pressing
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E on Windows
or Cmd + Shift + Opt + E on a Mac.
Hide the two layers under it
and make the background visible again.
Make a copy of the composite snapshot
and hide the copy.
Make the original firework active
and go to Filter and Liquefy.
Make sure the Forward Warp Tool is highlighted.
Choose a large brush size
and the Brush Pressure
is 100. Click on the center of the image
and drag your brush up,
approximately this much.
Then, click OK. Press
"v" to open your Move Tool
and drag the image
onto the tab your night sky.
Without releasing your "mouse" or pen,
drag it down onto your photo and release.
Make a new layer
and press "B" to open your Brush Tool.
To reduce the size of your brush,
press the Left Bracket key on your keyboard.
I'll reduce it to 150 pixels. Left-click
once over the center of the burst
and then reduce its opacity to 70%.
To make your firework more vibrant,
merge these layers,
click on the Adjustment layer icon
"Vibrance". Click on the "clip
to-Layer" icon to restrict the Adjustment layer
to effect just the firework and not the photo.
If you don't see this icon because you
have an earlier version of Photoshop,
go to Layer and "Create Clipping Mask".
Increase the "Vibrance" to 100.
As a toggle back and forth,
you can see the difference.
If you want your fireworks to look like
they're behind buildings, structures,
or other objects, I'll show you how to do this
once we have all the fireworks
in place. Merge the layers
and make a copy of it. To enlarge
or reduce the size of the firework copy,
or Cmd + T to open your Transform Tool.
Go to a corner and when you see a
press and hold Shift + Alt on Windows
or Shift + Opt on a Mac as you drag it
in or out. Click inside the Transform
to re-position it.
I'll ultimately place the firework
here, but I'll temporarily move it down
to make sure
I have enough to drag it up when I use
the Liquify filter.
I'll reduce the size of the Liquify brush
and drag the firework up. I'll click OK
and press "v" to open back up the Move Tool.
The more you Liquify an image,
the softer it becomes.
So, I'll sharpen it by going to Filter,
Sharpen and "Unsharp Mask".
I'll make the Amount: 200%...the Radius:
1 pixel and the Threshold: 0
Levels. To change the color of your firework
you can use different adjustment layers,
but for this example,
are choose "Color Balance".
Click the "clip-to-layer" icon
and play with the colors in "Midtones".
For this example,
I'll slide the Yellow / Blue all the way to
as well as Cyan / Red.
I'll slide the Magenta / Green
all the way to the right. Next,
we'll add the un-liquified firework that we
in the original fireworks document.
Open the document,
hide Layer 1 and make the Layer 1 copy
visible an active.
Drag the firework onto the tab of the
and drag it down onto the image.
If you don't see it,
it's because it's being clipped.
To release the "clipping mask"
press Ctrl + Alt + G on Windows
or Cmd + Opt + G on a Mac.
We'll change its color, but this time,
I'll choose "Selective Color".
Click the clip-to-layer icon
and in "Reds", I'll slide the Yellow
all the way to the left, which removes
all the yellow from the firework
making it look fuchsia or pink. To re-size it,
make the firework layer active
and open you're Transform Tool
I'll make the firework smaller
and move in closer.
When you're resized and positioned it,
press Enter or Return.
To hide your fireworks behind buildings,
structures, or other objects,
place all of your firework layers into a folder.
To do this,
make sure you have your top firework
active and scroll down
to your bottom firework.
Shift-click on it to highlight all the
and then press Ctrl or Cmd + G.
Click on the Layer Mask icon
to make a layer mask
next to the folder. Press Ctrl
or Cmd + I to invert the layer mask
to hide the fireworks.
Invert the foreground and background colors
and press "z" to open your Zoom Tool.
Draw a rectangle over an area of your
photo that includes the sky
and the buildings to zoom in closer
open your Brush Tool and make the size
as small as you want.
Now, carefully brush around the outside of
to reveal the fireworks.
Lastly, we'll add reflections of the fireworks
in the water.
Make a copy of the fireworks folder
and Shift-click on the top, layer mask
to hide it.
Click the icon on the upper, right corner
and choose "Convert to Smart Object".
Open your Transform Tool,
go to the bottom, middle of the Transform
and when you see a vertical, double-arrow,
press and hold
Shift + Alt on Windows
or Shift + Opt on a Mac
and drag it up to squeeze the image. Go to
Edit, Transform and "Flip Vertical".
Press and hold "Shift"
as you slide it down. Pressing "Shift"
keeps it aligned with the top fireworks.
When it's positioned,
press Enter or Return. Reduce its Opacity
to 40%. We'll blur it
by going to Filter, Blur and "Motion Blur".
Keep the Angle: 0 degrees
and make the Distance,
approximately 140 pixels.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
Thanks for watching!