It's always a treat to find a Photoshop feature that you didn't know existed. I was recently introduced to the "render flame" filter in Photoshop CC 2014. Using fire in images or composites isn't anything new, but creating fire elements from scratch is. With this awesome feature, anyone can now create custom flames to be used alone or in coordination with other real fire elements and photographs.
I was recently commissioned to create a tutorial for Advanced Photoshop Magazine using the render flame feature. The render flame feature is only found in CC 2014. It basically works by generating different flames along a path you create using the pen tool or other path creating methods. This filter could potentially be a great tool and added benefit to your workflow if you are making composites or images that require fire elements. I personally would never replace real fire elements 100 percent with this feature, but it can definitely aid in making the fire that is already in use even better. This video tutorial was created as a visual aid while learning from the tutorial in Advanced Photoshop Magazine. The full tutorial for the image in the video, which features my super sexy wife, will be in issue 134 so make sure you pick it up! I would love to see your images using this cool feature. Feel free to post them below!