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  1. CyanideBlizzard Retired Moderator 3d 19h ago

    Quote by Alenas

    Thanks, Cy~ xD

    Well, can't say how special it was, seeing as I don't even celebrate it anymore lol. It's become just a day like any other to me. There were cakes, though. I can always eat cakes!

    Ah, I feel ya. We've been melting for the past month. No one went out of the house between 10am and 6pm. It was hell. There was no air. Luckily, we're currently in a more cooler, rainy week so it's become bearable. xD

    Whatcha been up to lately?

    So sorry about taking so long to get back to you. I've actually managed to reverse my habits now and I end up forgetting to check MT now instead of checking in every now and again.

    Heya, welcome to the club of "after-a-certain-age-it-just-becomes-another type-day" We're an exciting group that enjoys the simple things in life, including doing absolutely nothing of interest on our days of birth. The only stipulation is there has to be cake, or cupcakes on this day. Since you meet that requirement we would be honored if you joined us.

    Oh goodness, literally melting is most definitely not good for the skin. However, I am really glad to hear that it was far more comfortable around the time you got back to me. For myself, it's been especially warm so far this year and only in the past week have things actually started to decently cool off. We did, however, get a bunch of rain. Which only served to add humidity to the higher temperatures.

    For myself, mostly just doing the YouTube thing! It's still only a side project, but I'm putting together something that hopefully will give it a good chance to see if I can actually take it off, or if it'll continue to just be a casual side project. Outside of that, I've just been working on getting away from the computer more. Which helps greatly since I got out of freelance graphic design. It'll be even better now that it continues to cool off even more, so there's even more things to do outside.

    What about yourself though? I know previously you were so busy with your Masters, so I imagine the busy-ness hasn't subsided yet, but I hope you've been finding fun things to do in the meanwhile. It's also a delight to see you still walling. It reminds me of all the great days of yesteryear.

  2. Steffi1690 1wk 5d ago

    Quote by Alenas

    Quote by Steffi1690

    Lol, you don't have to thank me for the faves every time.

    Well if it's really nerving you I will stop.

  3. Steffi1690 3wk 0d ago

  4. ShanaFlare 4wk 0d ago

    Quote by Alenas

    Quote by ShanaFlare Oh my god, loved how this all blends together ^^ it has a touch of elegance to it so well done :D

    Thanks, glad you think so! :D

    You're welcome :D

  5. srsn 5wk 2d ago

    Quote by Alenas HAPPY BIRTHDAY, you elusive woman~ <3

    Belated Happy bday tooo! You're walling!

  6. Makeshift 6wk 2d ago

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    It's this one:

    She looks furtive, thank you for replying Alenas

  7. Monu-chan 6wk 2d ago

    Quote by AlenasYeah, you can. Although for this type of fire, a circular gradient would do the trick probably since fire is lightest in the middle and then gets darker/more colorful towards the outer edges. Experiment! xD

    Yes Yes! I love experimenting xD
    Gonna try fire in unusual colors like purple, blue, green, pink etc too xD gonna smash all elements/compounds of periodic table on Bunsen Burner for different colored flames lol

  8. Monu-chan 6wk 2d ago

    Quote by could add more colors, yeah - smudge them more finely, yenno - more thinner strokes, especially if the fire will be so close to the viewer. The closer things are, more details are visible. More darker reds/magentas in there somewhere might do the trick.

    Also, don't make the embers around it so....static. Embery fire and crackle around the fire motion blur some of them. Also, they need some outer glow from the fire, too. xD

    Got it! Gonna try all this tomorrow!
    Thanks a lot for help! :D
    And yeah can I put gradients on fire too? xD

  9. Makeshift 6wk 2d ago

    hello Alenas, one question, who is the girl from your avatar?

  10. Monu-chan 6wk 2d ago

    Quote by AlenasActually, that's not bad at all, Monu! Looks pretty decent for a flame! Keep it up! xD

    Thanks! :D
    Need more smudging or more colors? or both? xD
    After tomorrow I have 4 day offs 'cuz of an indian festival so gotta try more xD

  11. Monu-chan 6wk 3d ago

    Yesterday I did this Crap, used Red, orange and color shades with different blending modes, layer masking and lots of smudging (with a mouse as I was lazy enough to sit on table and use tablet lol).
    How's this? I know that good at all xD
    I've read a tutorial and it said we can also use liquify filter, so gonna try that tomorrow.

  12. Monu-chan 6wk 6d ago

    Quote by AlenasYou can try looking at some scans with fire or even photos. As far as I remember, I used a lot of different shades of colors to get that effect. Reds, oranges, golden, yellows, whites, even browns, magenta and purples to get the end result. The center of fire is always the brightest, and colors spread to warmer, darker shades around it, culminating with hot air or smoke. And of course, adding embers around the fire with some soft glow around them does the trick.

    Okay, I will try again and let you see the result this time.
    Thanks for help! :D