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Smoking fast table foosball shot with Photoshop

Table football is an awesome and super fast game, let's make the ball go smoking fast into the goal with a help of Adobe Photoshop.

 
  Author: mat | Version: CS5 | 25th May 2013 |  
 
 
1.
 

Open a table foosball image with a ball heading into the goal.

 
 
2.
 

Press Ctrl (Option on MacOS) + J simultaneously to duplicate the layer.

 
 
3.
 

Create a new layer.

 
 
4.
 

Choose the Polygonal Lasso Tool.

Hold your mouse over Lasso Tool (L for a keyboard shorcut) until other tools appear.

 
 
5.
 

Create a selection similar to mine.

This will be a smoke trail behind the ball.

 
 
6.
 

In the menu click Select, Modify and choose Feather Selection...

In the Feather Selection window set Feather Radius to 20 pixels and click OK.

 
 
7.
 

Press D, to set black/white color. In the menu click Filter, Render and choose Clouds.

 
 
8.
 

Now apply the filter again by pressing Ctrl (Option on MacOS) + F at the same time.

Remove the selection by clicking  Select and Deselect.

 
 
9.
 

Lets now merge the two layers by pressing tipki Ctrl (Option on MacOS) + E at the same time.

In the menu click Image, Adjustments and choose Hue/Saturation....

Select Colorize and set the same settings as I did OK.

 
 
10.
 

Choose the Eraser Tool (E for a keyboard shortcut).

 
 
11.
 

Right-click the document and set an appropriate Size and set the Hardness to 0% (see picture).

 
 
12.
 

Now erase the parts of the smoke that don't belong in the picture.

 
 
13.
 

Choose the Burn Tool.

 
 
14.
 

Select the duplicated background layer.

 
 
15.
 

Now start burning/clicking under the smoke to create a shadow (see picture).

 
 
16.
 

Choose the Lasso Tool.

 
 
17.
 

Select the foosball player that were responsible for the goal (see picture).

 
 
18.
 

In the menu click SelectModify and choose Feather Selection...

Set the Feather Radius to 20 pixels and click OK.

 
 
19.
 

In the menu click  Filter, Blur and choose Motion Blur...

Choose the similar settings to mine and click OK.

 
 
20.
 

Done!

 
 
21.
 

And the ball from up-close.

 
 
 
   
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NikMan, 25th May 2013, 11:37 PM
Awesome. Great idea mat
 
 
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mat, 3rd Jun 2013, 11:09 AM
Thanks buddy!
 
   
 
 
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