Fiery Girl: Drawing With Flame Using AKVIS Tools

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Tutorial: AKVIS NatureArt

Fiery Girl: Drawing with Flame


Do you think that simple strokes are too boring? Using the AKVIS plugins you can make your picture look like painted with the fire brush!

    Original Image Result

The example was created with the AKVIS Sketch and AKVIS NatureArt plugins in Adobe Photoshop.


  • Step 1. Open an original image in the graphics editor and make a copy of the background layer: Layer -> Duplicate Layer.
  • Step 2. Launch the AKVIS Sketch plugin and choose the Classic style. Adjust the parameters as shown below, to obtain sharp white outlines on a black background:

    AKVIS Sketch
  • Run image processing and apply the result .

    Drawing with White Lines

      Hint: You can remove excessive lines with the black brush.

  • Step 3. Create a new layer and fill it with black. Run the AKVIS NatureArt plugin.

    Choose Fire from the list of effects, then AKVIS Twister in the presets list, and select the entire image with .

    AKVIS NatureArt Window

    Click on to apply the effect and return to the graphics editor.

  • Step 4. Duplicate the fire layer and apply the Gaussian Blur filter with the radius = 20. Then increase the saturation of the flame: Image -> Adjustments -> Vibrance.

    Change the blending mode of both fire layers to Vivid Light and reduce the opacity for the first (not blurred) copy to 15%.

  • Step 5. Select the layer processed in AKVIS Sketch and change the brightness of certain areas using the Burn Tool and Dodge Tool.

    You can also increase the contrast of this layer by selecting the command: Image -> Adjustments -> Brightness/Contrast.

    Merge all layers.

    Fiery Girl, Classic Sketch
    Fiery Girl, Classic Sketch


  • Alternatively, you can get such a result with the Artistic style of AKVIS Sketch:

    Fiery Girl, Artistic Sketch
    Fiery Girl, Artistic Sketch


You can recreate this example. Download the Photoshop actions for both variants.

    Note that you have to manually select the image in the Fire effect of NatureArt and apply the result (Step 3).

You can also download the Presets for AKVIS Sketch used in this tutorial.

How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Presets — Presets
   — Tips & Tricks — Tips & Tricks
   — Preferences — Preferences
Effects Effects
   — Rain — Rain
   — Sun — Sun
   — Water — Water
   — Lightning — Lightning
   — Clouds — Clouds
   — Frost — Frost
   — Rainbow — Rainbow
   — Aurora — Aurora
   — Fire — Fire
   — Ice — Ice
Examples Examples
   — NatureArt Gallery — NatureArt Gallery
   — Torch of Liberty — Torch of Liberty
   — Above the Sea — Above the Sea
   — Day & Night — Day & Night
   — Flaming Text — Flaming Text
   — The Sea on a Midsummer Night — The Sea on a Midsummer Night
   — Playing With Light — Playing With Light
   — Tempest in a Glass — Tempest in a Glass
   — Greeting Card with a Christmas Tree — Greeting Card with a Christmas Tree
   — Enchanted Forest: Adding Fog & Mist — Enchanted Forest: Adding Fog & Mist
   — Smoke & Sandstorm Effects — Smoke & Sandstorm Effects
   — Frosty Window — Frosty Window
   — Planet of Storms — Planet of Storms
   — Frozen River — Frozen River
   — Ice Rose: Art of Freezing — Ice Rose: Art of Freezing
   — Creating an Animated Avatar — Creating an Animated Avatar
   — Sunset Picture — Sunset Picture
   — Fiery Girl:  Drawing with Flame — Fiery Girl: Drawing with Flame
   — Water Effect on Specific Areas — Water Effect on Specific Areas
   — The Cat and the Rain — The Cat and the Rain


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