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4. Something from Nothing > 4.1. Creating Smoke or Steam

Creating Smoke or Steam

One common request I receive from clients is to add smoke or steam to an image. Sometimes the desired effect is wispy, floating steam to make a muffin look fresh from the oven; sometimes it’s a strong, forceful stream to indicate an iron’s wrinkle-fighting power. Knowing how to make steam is a handy tool.

Giving Your Coffee a Warm-up

Adding steam to a food item can immediately make it more appetizing. In this example, we’ll add steam to a cold cup of coffee. By the end of this exercise, the coffee should appear hot!

Let’s start with the cold, unappetizing cup of coffee in Figure 4-1. Once we add some steam, we’ll be serving the much tastier looking cup shown in Figure 4-2!

Before: a cold cup of coffee

Figure 4-1. Before: a cold cup of coffee


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