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    How do you get the different smoke colors? I'm totally new to this, but it looks cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susheema View Post
    How do you get the different smoke colors? I'm totally new to this, but it looks cool.
    The color is added during processing. Simply use a color gradient overlay.
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    This was harder than you made it look! I applaud your skill. I had to do a bit of post processing to get anywhere close to yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susheema View Post
    How do you get the different smoke colors? I'm totally new to this, but it looks cool.
    I'd like to know the answer too that too..
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    Looks like fun. Coincidentally I am going to a store that sells incense tomorrow. yay!
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    Thanks. Can't wait to give it a try.

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    OK, I tried this and got it figured out, except for one last lil thing. I cant get my gradient to blend smoothly to the next color,....it shows this line precisely where it switches color, and I tried everything I can think of to smooth it out. Even made a custom gradient with not as many colors and it still did it,... I tried looking in the Gimp manual and nothin. Can anyone tell me please how to get the colors to fade smoothly into the next? If it would help I can post an example of what I mean.
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    Playing with smoke really makes some intresting stuff.

    Here are some i made a long time ago..




    But what really make it alot more intresting is: make a mirror image and you can get something like this.






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    Quote Originally Posted by faeriegodess612 View Post
    OK, I tried this and got it figured out, except for one last lil thing. I cant get my gradient to blend smoothly to the next color,....it shows this line precisely where it switches color, and I tried everything I can think of to smooth it out. Even made a custom gradient with not as many colors and it still did it,... I tried looking in the Gimp manual and nothin. Can anyone tell me please how to get the colors to fade smoothly into the next? If it would help I can post an example of what I mean.
    I found that using the "radial" gradient method worked best. "Linear" tended to give the more distinct line.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberManiaK View Post
    Playing with smoke really makes some intresting stuff.

    Yeah.........we won't go there ^......
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    Ah ha! I got it figured out now,....thanks,...I think I'm going to try this again,...but with something that gives off thicker smoke than the incense I have. Maybe some candles,,.. I have plenty of those! I think I might use my husbands point and shoot next time though,....his is newer and I think it has a better quality lens than mine.
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