Are you trying to quit smoking? Tired of patches, gum, tablets, and other
nicotine replacement therapies? Well, instead of giving in and smoking a cigarette, why not try creating
one for a change? It keeps your twitchy fingers busy, helped me to quit smoking (or, at least, it got me started
- I had to do the hard part myself).
So fire up Photoshop, and see for yourself what wonders you can do with a bit of effort,
patience, and willpower... :D
Step 1 - The Base
Create a new document of any size. Add a new transparent layer on top of the
background, select it, and make a selection using the Rectangular Marquee Tool
with an aspect ratio of 10:1. Fill that with white (#FFFFFF).
Then, create a new layer, name it 'Filter' and make a
selection with an aspect ratio of 3:1 exactly over one
of the ends of your white bar and fill that with an
orange-brown colour (#D79311).
You should end up with something resembling the image
Step 2 - Texture
Create a new layer on top of the others, and fill it entirely with white (don't
worry, your cigarette will start to take shape soon). Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise and
set amount to 400% and check monochromatic. After that,
scale the 'noise' layer until it resembles the image
Then, control-click your 'filter' layer,
invert the selection and hit delete. Set the blending
mode of your 'noise' layer to color burn and set
to 6%. Create a new layer and do exactly the same as before,
but now scale it just a little. Control-click your base
layer, invert the selection and hit delete. Drag this
layer beneath your filter layer.
Step 3 - Making It Real
All done with the previous steps? Alright, let's move
on. Create a new layer on top of the others and name it 'gradient'.
Control-click your cigarette layer (the one illustrated
and created in step 1), Edit > Fill it with white, and
set Opacity to 38%. Now, right-click your gradient layer
and go to 'Blending Options'. Create a gradient like the
one below, and then press the OK button.
Step 4 - Dressing It Up
We are almost finished with our project. All that remains
is to add some small details. Start by creating a new
layer and name it 'top'. Now take your Pencil Tool and
set your foreground color to a dark brown (#3F2100). Now start adding
some details at the end of your cigarette. Also take a
slightly lighter color (#7D4100) and randomly make some extra
details at the end of your cigarette like below.
For the finishing touch, create a new layer and make a selection
of about 2px wide (depending on how big you made your cigarette).
Edit > Fill that with the same gradient as before and leave
Opacity at 100%. Now just apply a black Outer Glow to your
base layer around 7px in size and set opacity to 18%. You
can also add some text to personalize it a bit further.
And thats it...
Of course, you can go much further than we
have here. If so inclined you can even go right
ahead and create a
whole box. Enjoy your smoke!
- Tutorial written by Malboroman
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Well I was trying to quick reply , Oh well... I don't smoke but I downloaded your pack of ciggs because it just looked cool.
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Wow it looks so real!!!! I can't wait to try this tutorial out. It looks alot more realistic than the cigarettes I have seen made in the poser program. Can't wait to check out the other tuts here too!
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I don't knwo when or where I'll use it, but I'm going to find a way. This is really awesome! Thanks for your hard work!
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