Create a fiery text in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create fantastic text with the effect of fire in Photoshop.

Additional materials:

Step 1. Create a new document with a black background of any size, add a new layer and write the text in dark red:

Apply layer styles on the text layer. Layer – Layer Style (Layer – Layer Style):

Inner shadow (Inner Shadow)

Bevel and Emboss (Chamfer and embossing)

Gradient overlay (Gradient overlap)

Stroke (Stroke)

And we get this effect:

Step 2. Now let’s add a wood texture. We import the image into Photoshop, load the selection of the text layer (hold down CTRL, click on the layer thumbnail) and drag the selection to the texture:

Copy (CTRL + C) and paste (CTRL + V) the selected area onto the text, then reduce the layer opacity to about 65%:

Duplicate (CTRL + J) the texture layer and change the copy mode to Overlay (Overlap), we increase the layer opacity to 100%. We get the following result:

Additionally, you can add a correction layer. Color balance (Color balance) as a clipping mask (CTRL + ALT + G) for the texture layer to slightly edit the color:

We get this effect:

Step 3. Now add a fire texture. We load the image into Photoshop and select a part of the fire, as in the screenshot below:
Tip: Press CTRL + ALT + R to bring up the tool. Refine edge (Advanced Edges) and adjust the selection edges to get the best result:

Copy (CTRL + C) and paste (CTRL + V) the selection onto the working document, position the new layer that appears above all the previous ones and change its blending mode to Overlay (Overlap):

Duplicate the fire layer and change the copy copy mode to Screen (Lightening) – this will make the texture more interesting and add depths:

We return to the image with the fire, select another part of the texture, copy and paste it into our text: (adjust the blending mode of the fiery texture; try Color dodge (Lightening the basics), Soft light (Soft light) and Screen (Lightening), experiment :)

We can also use the filter. Liquify (Plastic) to deform the texture and create a flame effect:

And we get the following result:

Step 4. We can add some smoke behind the text using the filter Cloud (Clouds) or special brushes:

Let’s create a new brush with triangular particles – create a new rectangular document, add a new layer and using Pen tool (Pen) (P) draw the shape as below:

Click the right mouse button, select Fill path (Fill contour) and create a black contour:

Hide the background layer by clicking on the eye on the layers panel, go Image – Trim (Image – Trimming):

Then go Edit – Define Brush (Edit – Define the brush), enter the name of the brush and click OK:

Having created a new brush, press F5 and in the settings window that appears, enter the following parameters:

Shape dynamics (Dynamics of the form)

Scattering (Scattering)

Other Dynamics (Other Dynamics)

Now we can create a scattering particles around the text with a brush.
Tip: in the course of work, adjust the brush size to add more depth to the image, do not forget to save the brush, it may be useful in the future.

Step 5. We are almost done! Now combine all the layers together, duplicate the resulting layer and apply a filter to the copy. Filter – Noise – Reduce Noise (Filter – Noise – Reduce Noise):

As you can see, after applying the filter, we got a beautiful and more interesting text effect:

Add two adjustment layers:

Black and white (Black and white) (Important: Set the blending mode of this layer to Color dodge (Lightening the basics))

Color balance (Color balance)

As you can see, thanks to the adjustment layers, we added bright colors to the image:

And the final result:

Author: PSD Vault

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