Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

Flames Text

This tutorial will show you how to set your text on fire like this:

Step 1

Create a new RGB document of the size you desire.

Black background. Type your text in white.

Hit CTRL-A to select everything, then CTRL-SHIFT-C and finallay CTRL-V to copy text and background into a new layer.

Step 2

Rotate the image bei 90 degree counter clockwise

(Image --> Rorate Canvas --> 90 degree CCW)

Now use Filter --> Stylize Wind and use these settings.

Hit CTRL-F two times to repeat the wind filter.

This is what you will get:

Step 3

Apply Filter --> Blur --> Gaussian Blur with a radius of approximately 3:

Step 4

Press CTRL-U to bring up the Hue/Saturation dialogue and pick a color like this:

Copy the layer and bring up Hue/Saturation again.

Use these settings this time:

(don't check colorize)


Set the layer's blending options to Color Dodge and hit CTRL-E to merge it with the layer below.

The intermediate result:

Step 5

Select Filter --> Liquify

Pick a brush of about 20px and draw the flames like this:

Copy the text layer and move it to the top of the layers palette.

Then, copy the fire layer and move it to the top of the layers palette, set it's blending options to hard light.

Hit CTRL-A, then CTRL-SHIFT-C and then CTRL-V, set the new layer's Opacity to 50% and set it to overlay.

There you go, done: