In this tutorial, we will create a fireball effect in photoshop . Throughout the tutorial, the elliptical selection must not be deselected. Make a new page of 1024X768, with black background. After you open the page, make the colors default(black as foreground and white as background). Select the elliptical marquee tool and make a selection. Your size of the selection will be the size of the fireball. Now after you make a elliptical selection, go to Filter>Render and click on Clouds. Go to Filter>Render and click on Difference Clouds. Hit Ctrl+I and Ctrl+L to open the Levels panel. Set the Input Levels to 0, 0.10, 225, means hold the gray mark and pull it to the right corner of the graph. Now go to Filter>Distort and click on Spherize, set the mode to Normal and the amount to 100 and click OK. Hit Ctr+F. Now go to Filter>Stylize and click on Find Edges and hit Ctrl+I. Hit Ctrl+U and set these values, Hue – 0 Saturation – 100 select colorize and click OK Duplicate the layer(make sure the duplicated layer will be on top of original layer) and hit Ctrl+U and set these values, Hue – 40 Saturation – 100 deselect colorize and click OK. Set the blending mode of duplicated layer to Linear Dodge. Merge the layers by hitting Ctrl+E. Repeat these 16 steps and create three layers. After repeating those 16 steps, you will get three layers of the fireball. Now set the blending mode of the topmost layer to Linear Dodge, and of the second the layer to Linear light, and of the third layer to normal. Merge all the layers. Now apply some outer glow and inner glow effects of your own desired values. You can apply and other effect instead of step 21, deselect the elliptical selection by hitting Ctrl+D and go to Filter>Distort and click on Polar Coordinates, select Polar to Rectangular and click OK. Now go to Image>Rotate Canvas and click on 90CW. Go to Filter>Stylize and click on Wind, select From the Right and click OK. Ctrl+F once. Go to Image>Rotate Canvas and click ok 90CCW. Go to Filter>Distort and click on Polar Coordinates, select Rectangular to Polar and click OK. You can stop here, if you want some more effects, go to Image>Mode and click on Gray Scale. Go to Image>Mode and click on Indexed Layers. Go to Image>Mode and click on Color Table, switch from Gray Scale to Black Body, and click OK. Thanks for viewing my tutorial.