Steam effects

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Gavin Miller, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member

    Here is a shot of a friend's Kato Mikado (with Pennsy body from GHQ) I photographed on our local NTRAK club layout.

    I added the smoke/steam effects in PhotoShop.


    (I had to reduce the quality of the jpg to reduce the file size for acceptablity on The Gauge)

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  2. NICK C

    NICK C New Member


    hi Gavin,
    Thats an impressive looking photo!!!!!!!! ;)
    I'm getting the photo suite package with my new computer so i hope i can produce some photos like that !!!!!!!:)
    I'd love to see some more photo's that have the steam effect, it really brings the photo alive!!!!!
    :) :) :)

    NICK C
    ps. signals nearly ready to go on my layout, should have photo's in a few weeks! :D :D :D
  3. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    That's the effect! Looks good!
  4. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    That's the finest example of computer inserted steam/smoke effects I've ever seen! Absolutely top notch Sir.

  5. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member

    Here's another interesting effect you can achieve in PhotoShop.

    Desaturate the image (remove colour).

    Then play around with the "Colour Balance" selections to achieve a "sepia" tone and make it look like a really old photograph!


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