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scode:ps:flamingtext

Flaming Text

Step-By-Step

Our Results:

Our PS2 Source: flamingtext.psd

Checklist

Should (he said) follow the video.

- New Document (1280px x 720px @72dpi)

  • Background: Black

- Enter text

  • Adjust size, color, font, etc.

- Open Blending Options (layer styles)

  • Outer Glow
    • Note: In CS2 I had to substitute stroke, 2px, outide, normal, 75%, red
    1. Blend Mode: screen
    2. Opacity: 75%
    3. Color Picker: red (255, 0, 0)
    4. Size 10px
  • Color Overlay
    1. Blend Mode: normal
    2. Color Picker: RGB 205, 126, 46 (# cd7e2e)
  • Satin
    1. Blend Mode: Multiply
    2. Opacity 100%
    3. Angle: 19
    4. Distance: 6
    5. Size: 13
    6. Color Picker: RGB 135, 45, 15 (# 872d0f)
  • Inner Glow
    1. Blend Mode: Color Dodge
    2. Opacity: 100%
    3. Color Picker: RGB 229, 194, 59 (# e5c23b)
    4. Size: 9px
  • Click OK
  • Duplicate a copy of the text layer for backup, move it below the original, and disable view
  • Select the (visible) text layer

- Create a new, empty layer

  • Shift-Click the text layer to select both layers (new layer + text layer)
  • Press CTRL+E to merge the two lawyers.

- Menu: Filter → Liquify (new dialogue opens)

  • Settings
    1. Brush Size: 17
    2. Brush Density: 50
    3. Brush Presure: 100
  • Click the Zoom Tool (on left of pallet)
    1. Magnify by clicking and dragging around first character
    2. Click the Forward Wrap Tool (looks like finger pointing)
    3. Brush around edges of letters to simulate fire-like distortions
      • You can use the mouse wheel, and mouse wheel + Shift to scroll up/down, left and right
    4. Click OK when you've attended to each letter

- LOOP HERE

  • Note: Will be repeating the following process with additional "flames" as required. Don't try to make one flame work for entire image!

- Open images of flame(s)

  • Note: Will be repeating this process with additional "flames" as required. Don't try to make one flame work for entire image.
  • Select All (CTRL+A) and Copy (CTRL+C) flame image
  • Paste into your text image (top layer)

- Flame layer

  • Select the flame layer in your "flaming" text image
    1. Decrease opacity of layer to 60%
    2. CTRL+T to transform
    3. CTRL+0 to fit entire image on screen
    4. Position flame layer over one or more characters
      • Set the opacity back to 100%
    5. Click on the Channels tab
      • Click the Green channel to disable the other channels
      • CTRL+Click on the Green channel to select the data
    6. Click the RGB Eyeball to activate all channels
    7. Click the Layers tab
      • Press CTRL+J to copy the selected data to a new layer
      • Make final adjustments to location (Move Tool)
    8. Click on the Layer Mask button
      • Press B to seect the Brush Tool
      • Set the color to black
      • Paint away any unwanted flame

- LOOP

  • Repeat as necessary with the same or additional flame images until satisfied with entire image

- Duplicate Text Layer

  • If it's not, moved your visible text layer below all the flame layers
  • CTRL+J to make a duplicate
  • Move the duplicate to the top layer
  • Right-click to open the Blending Options dialog
    1. Blend Mode: screen
    2. Opacity: 50%
    3. OK

Step-By-Step Copy/Paste

If you'd like to copy my steps to your own document and save them in your desired format, add notes, fix errors, etc:

=== Photoshop: Flaming Text ===

- New Document (1280px x 720px @72dpi)
  * Background: Black
- Enter text
  * Adjust size, color, font, etc.
- Open Blending Options (layer styles)
  * Outer Glow
    * Note: In CS2 I had to substitute stroke, 2px, outide, normal, 75%, red
    - Blend Mode: screen
    - Opacity: 75%
    - Color Picker: red (255, 0, 0)
    - Size 10px
  * Color Overlay
    - Blend Mode: normal
    - Color Picker: RGB 205, 126, 46 (# cd7e2e)
  * Satin
    - Blend Mode: Multiply
    - Opacity 100%
    - Angle: 19
    - Distance: 6
    - Size: 13
    - Color Picker: RGB 135, 45, 15 (# 872d0f)
  * Inner Glow
    - Blend Mode: Color Dodge
    - Opacity: 100%
    - Color Picker: RGB 229, 194, 59 (# e5c23b)
    - Size: 9px
  * Click OK
  * Duplicate a copy of the text layer for backup, move it below the original, and disable view
  * Select the (visible) text layer
- Create a new layer
  * Shift-Click the text layer to select both layers (new layer + text layer)
  * Press CTRL+E to merge the two lawyers.
- Menu: Filter -> Liquify (new dialogue opens)
  * Settings
    - Brush Size: 17
    - Brush Density: 50
    - Brush Presure: 100
  * Click the Zoom Tool (on left of pallet)
    - Magnify by clicking and dragging around first character
    - Click the Forward Wrap Tool (looks like finger pointing)
    - Brush around edges of letters to simulate fire-like distortions
      * You can use the mouse wheel, and mouse wheel + Shift to scroll up/down, left and right
    - Click OK when you've attended to each letter
- LOOP HERE
  * Note: Will be repeating the following process with additional "flames" as required. Don't try to make one flame work for entire image!
- Open images of flame(s)
  * Note: Can get free at https://www.textures.com/search?q=flame
  * Note: Will be repeating this process with additional "flames" as required. Don't try to make one flame work for entire image.
  * Select All (CTRL+A) and Copy (CTRL+C) flame image
  * Paste into your text image (top layer)
- Flame layer
  * Select the flame layer in your "flaming" text image
    - Decrease opacity of layer to 60%
    - CTRL+T to transform
    - CTRL+0 to fit entire image on screen
    - Position flame layer over one or more characters
      * Set the opacity back to 100%
    - Click on the Channels tab
      * Click the Green channel to disable the other channels
      * CTRL+Click on the Green channel to select the data
    - Click the RGB Eyeball to activate all channels
    - Click the Layers tab
      * Press CTRL+J to copy the selected data to a new layer
      * Make final adjustments to location (Move Tool)
    - Click on the Layer Mask button
      * Press B to seect the Brush Tool
      * Set the color to black
      * Paint away any unwanted flame
- LOOP
  * Repeat as necessary with the same or additional flame images until satisfied with entire image
- Duplicate Text Layer
  * If it's not, moved your visible text layer below all the flame layers
  * CTRL+J to make a duplicate
  * Move the duplicate to the top layer
  * Right-click to open the Blending Options dialog
    - Blend Mode: screen
    - Opacity: 50%
    - OK
scode/ps/flamingtext.txt · Last modified: 2018/05/03 05:18 by terrill