How to Add Fire in Photoshop
The ability to harness fire separates mankind from all other animals, take it one step further and learn to create digital fire.
How to Render Flames in Photoshop
We suggest using a reference image to model the flames after. In this example, we add rendered flames to an existing campfire, making it look larger.
How to Make Fire Look Realistic
The flames may benefit from a little blur to make them more realistic. Because we converted the layer into a Smart Object, we can use Smart Blur Filters. Go to ‘Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur’ and choose a blur radius to match the photo. If you need to change the blur radius at any time, double-click on the Filter in the Layers menu and adjust the slider.