Video:Adobe Photoshop Fire Text Effectwith Isaac Brody
Make your text distinctive and exciting with Photoshop text effects- learn how to make your words appear to be on fire.See Transcript
Transcript:Adobe Photoshop Fire Text EffectHi, I m Isaac Brody for About.com computing.
Today I'll teach you how to create a fire text effect using Photoshop CS2. Start by creating a new document. Go to File, New. I'll select preset 800 X 600 to make things easy. And click OK.
Photoshop Fire Effect BackgroundNow fill the background black by selecting the paint bucket tool on the left toolbar. If you can't see the paintbucket tool hold down the mouse over the gradient tool to bring up the paint bucket. And click once on the background.
Entering your TextNow select the TYPE tool on the left toolbar and switch your foreground color button to white. Now type the word fire.
Layering in your WindNow click the create a new layer button on the layer pallete. And hold down the alt key and goto Layer, Merge visible. Now click Edit, Transform, Rotate 90 degrees CCW. Now go to Filter, Stylize, Wind, set the Method to Wind, Direction set it From the right, click OK.
Now go to filter, the last filter used, wind is on top. Select wind twice. Now goto Edit, Transform, Rotate 90 degrees CW to return the image rightside up again.
The reason we rotated the image is because the wind filter only works horizontally. Now go to Filter, Blur, Gaussian Blur, set the Radius to about 2.5. Click ok.
Text Effect ColorNext go to Image, Adjustment, Hue/Saturation. Select the colorize box. Now set hue to 38 and saturation to 100. Click OK. Now drag your top layer to the create a new layer button to duplicate it. Make sure the top fire layer is selected and change the blending mode to color dodge.
Blending Effect LayersNow blend the two fire layers by going to Layer, Merge down. Now go to Filter - Liquify and select the first tool at the top of the left toolbar. Drag on the fire in an upward swirling pattern to create arched flames. Click ok.
Final Color LayersNow let's move our original text layer above the fire layer. With our fire text layer selected right click or Ctrl + click on the mac on the fire text layer. Select blending options.Click on color overlay. The default color is red. Make sure color overlay is selected and click on the color box to change the color.
Choose a darker shade of red and click ok. Now click on inner glow. The default settings give us a nice warm glow. I'll stick with that and click OK.
We've just succeeded in creating a cool fire effect in Photoshop. Thanks for watching. For more information, please visit us online at Computing.About.com
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