Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

Burning Lava Text

In this tutorial you will learn how to create this fiery burning lava text effect:

Step 1

Create a blank document, size depends on the size of your text, I made it 350*250px.

Set background to white and foreground to black.

Type your text.

Create a copy of your text layer and hide it.

Hold CTRL and click the text layers's icon to select it's shape.

Apply Filter --> Render --> Difference CLous.


Step 2

Merge the text layer with your background (CTRL-E)

Rotate the canvas bei 90 degree and apply thr wind filter from the left:

Rotate back, it will look like this:

Step 3

Apply Gaussian Blur like this:

Now, use the Ripple Filter with these values:

Your text effect should look something like this now:


Step 4

Now activate your copied text layer.

Repeat the steps up to now but use normal clouds and use a reduced Ripple Effect.

Step 5

Go to Image --> Mode --> Grayscale

Image --> Mode --> Indexed Colors

Image --> Mode --> COlor Table --> Black Body

Now use the Dodge tool and the clone stamp tool if needed to achieve the dye distribution you desire.