Smoke can be a great visual element to add depth and creativity to your designs. The random patterns of smoke create aesthetically appealing visuals and can be used to convey certain messages with style.
There are hundreds of ways to use smoke in your graphics and even more ways to create it. However, in this list, we feature some of the best smoke effect Photoshop tutorials. From typography to hyper-realistic images, you can learn a number of effects from these tutorials.
As a bonus, we also feature some really cool and high-quality smoke brushes. So don’t forget to check those out as well.
Mixing type and a smoke image to create a really nice abstract wallpaper.
How to create smoke effect in 30 seconds.
Learn to apply the Warp Tool effectively and a few other tricks to make smoke look like a skull.
How to create subtle smoke-like effect.
How to easily create digital abstract smoke using both Illustrator and Photoshop.
How to create a smoke typography effect by playing with some brushes and adjustment layers.
Learn how to create cool smokey typography in 12 simple steps.
Bonus: Photoshop Smoke Brushes
We’ve also included some amazing sets of freely downland-able smoke brush sets for you.
They are completely free to download and can be used along with Photoshop to create those amazing and awesome smoke effects as you saw above.