Fire on a Torch Animation

Creating fire animation on a torch
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Start by opening an image of a torch.

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Knock out the arm from background using your favourite cutout method.

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Using lasso tool select fire from torch.

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Select liquify from filter menu.

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Select forward warp tool and drag on fire in a random manner.

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Duplicate the fire layer twice and on these two layers apply liquify filter similarly to create random shaped flame.

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Open animation window. Hide the two duplicate fire layers for first frame.

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Duplicate first frame. For the second frame, hide first & third fire layers and unhide second layer.

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Similarly duplicate to create third frame and for this frame hide first two fire layers and unhide third layer.

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Press play button to get the preview. Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift to export an optimized gif animation.

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