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    Hi experts out there...
    need advise from you...how do i create stream coming out from food and make it look very very hot..

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    steam, not stream right

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    haha ok what food issit?maybe you can steam it?

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    dry ice
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    Dry ice flow downward leh....not realistic.

    I seen people use an air tube to blow real smoke into the food (ie soup) for the effect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Youhong View Post
    dry ice

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    ya sorry it's steam...
    anyway, i am not referring to the actual shoot. BUT digitally how do we create such effect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wugui81pg View Post
    ya sorry it's steam...
    anyway, i am not referring to the actual shoot. BUT digitally how do we create such effect?
    wa, siao

    maybe you can just take picture of smoke over white background
    and then use layers to blend it in?

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    hmm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    wa, siao

    maybe you can just take picture of smoke over white background
    and then use layers to blend it in?
    wa smoke over white background?...
    white on white i tink abit hard issit not?

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    Yah, I think white on Black background, then can erase away the black with magic eraser and layer blend it into the food pic....

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    wa, siao

    maybe you can just take picture of smoke over white background
    and then use layers to blend it in?
    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    wa smoke over white background?...
    white on white i tink abit hard issit not?

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    Default Re: food photography- stream needed

    there is a chemical that does that

    but it is not cheap
    best is to take photos of steam and DI in

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsun
    wa smoke over white background?...
    white on white i tink abit hard issit not?
    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    Yah, I think white on Black background, then can erase away the black with magic eraser and layer blend it into the food pic....
    To shoot steam for the purpose of DI, it's best to shoot it with the same colour of the background of the food. Steam is a little transparent especially around the edges more so for the softer/lighter/thinner ones. So if you shoot it against a black b/g, the black will come through and the DI around the edge will need more time. If the background is not a fix colour or more than 1 dish, than the next best choice will be shooting on white b/g, yes shooting white on white is hard but with proper light control set up it's possible. Maybe can keep the b/g 100% white and the steam 80% white.

    If you want to create steam using DI, I'm not too sure but maybe you may want to use the brush tool and than blur it with another layer. From what I know, to create steam with DI for the purpose of Food shot is rather diff. As what ortega said, shooting steam will be easier.
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    hmm, try heating up the plate from below... hahaha...
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    Ok, sounds logical....thanks for the explaination.

    Quote Originally Posted by yqt View Post
    To shoot steam for the purpose of DI, it's best to shoot it with the same colour of the background of the food. Steam is a little transparent especially around the edges more so for the softer/lighter/thinner ones. So if you shoot it against a black b/g, the black will come through and the DI around the edge will need more time. If the background is not a fix colour or more than 1 dish, than the next best choice will be shooting on white b/g, yes shooting white on white is hard but with proper light control set up it's possible. Maybe can keep the b/g 100% white and the steam 80% white.

    If you want to create steam using DI, I'm not too sure but maybe you may want to use the brush tool and than blur it with another layer. From what I know, to create steam with DI for the purpose of Food shot is rather diff. As what ortega said, shooting steam will be easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    Ok, sounds logical....thanks for the explaination.
    You're welcome. This is what I do for my clients
    I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time

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    Have you thot of using cigarette smoke?

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    You may want to try the liquify filter in Ps. Before you go in, perhaps use a soft brush with a lower opacity, paint a few white strokes upwards on a separate layer (original intact).
    Once go into the liquify filter, adjust the setting on the right side like selecting the brush size, density, pressure, etc. Use the Turbulence tool to paint in a wavy manner and upwards direction on the white strokes. Of course when you are satisfied with the strokes, get into photoshop and you can further enhance it by blurring it a little or may be try some blend modes on the layer. Give it a try.






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