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Flames Text Effect

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:


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  1. Benja says

    How can i download it?

  2. Filip says

    Now use Filter –> Stylize Wind and use these settings??? Don’t get it… :(

  3. Filip says

    PLZ RESPOND!! :(

  4. Filip says

    what is filter??

  5. admin says

    Filter is a menu item on your photo shop program. Go to Filter in the menu, choose Stylize then from that area choose Wind.

  6. Filip says

    cant you upload a vid about this at youtube? that would be great :) thanks!

  7. Becky says

    Not working for me. I can’t get it to colorize. Also, don’t get what you mean about using a brush to make the flames. I agree that a video would be very helpful.

  8. admin says

    Hello Becky, make sure you have colorize checked, and if your on a mac its command u, to get to the hue and saturation screen. When I say pick a brush size, it is on the liquify screen under filters. Sorry guys I don’t do videos.

  9. mcpike says

    hey can some 1 help me i dont get a ****** clue what to do i want to do this on my dads new laptop and his birthday is coming up but i have no fuckin idea what to do help me plz

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