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Turn the heat up on your text

Added on Friday 1st of July 2011 09:25 am EST


Adobe Photoshop CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows


I’d like to give my text some stylized flames (not a photo fire effect). Do you have a quick technique to accomplish this?


With all the filters included in Photoshop, some pretty wild things can be done to text. To expand text options even further, you can play around with both layer styles and filters to create limitless text treatments. The results can be some pretty cool looking (or, in this case, hot) text, as shown in Figure A. We’ll show you how to quickly create this text effect when flames are what you’re craving to spruce up your designs!



To set your text a blaze:

1.  Create red type on a transparent background, as shown in Figure B.

2.  Choose Layer > L...