Fire Text

Create a new document using the Preset: 5" X 5", Resolution 150, and Color Mode RGB.

Invert the foreground and background layer by clicking Fiolter > Adjustments > Invert (Ctrl + I shortcut key).

Invert Filter

This will make your background black.

Select the Horizontal Type Tool:

Horizontal Text Tool

In your Type options, duplicate the following: 68 point Stencil that is colored white.

Type in some text, example “Your Hot!”.

Click the Move Tool in the Toolbar Move Tool to select the text.

Then select Image > Rotate > 90 degrees Left. After doing this, if some of your text is off canvas, simply grab it and drag it back to center.

Rotate Image Left

Right click on the text layer in the layers palette and select simplify layer.

Simplify Layer

Select Filter > Stylize > Wind. The Wind filter options will open. Make sure Method is Wind, and Direction is From the Right, then click OK.

Wind Dialog Box

Now you can see the wind blowing your text.

Now we want to repeat this process three more times. Press Control-F three times to have the wind process repeated. Now you will really see some fierce blowing. Similar to this:

Wind Blowing

Select Image > Rotate > 90 degrees Right. to bring your text back to a horizontal position.

Rotate Image Right

Press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E. This will create a new layer that has combined your text and black background.

Select Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. In the dialog box that opens, select 2.5, then click OK.

Select Enhance > Adjust Color > Adjust Hue / Saturation.

Adjust Hue and Saturation

In the dialog box make sure the Colorize box is checked, then set your Hue and Saturation each to 40. Then click OK.

Hue and Saturation Settings

Duplicate this Layer by selecting Layer > Duplicate (Control + J shortcut keys)

Then select Image > Adjustments > Hue / Saturation again. Make sure the Colorize box is unchecked this time, and set the Hue to -40. Click OK.

Hue Setting

Next, set the layer Mode to Color Dodge as shown below:

. Layer Mode Color Dodge

Your text should now look like this:

Fire Text

Now we want to Merge our two adjusted layers. Select Layer > Merge Down or by pressing the shortcut keys Ctrl + E:

Layer Merge Down

You should have only 3 layers remaining, like this:

Merged Layers

Now for the fun part. Select Filter > Distory > Liquify.

Liquify Filter

This filter lets you push, pull, rotate, reflect, pucker and do almost any distortion you like to an image. Set your Brush Size & Pressure to 40 to begin with, then click and drag wavy strokes where you want to create fire movement.

Filter Brush

Try experimenting with different Brush sizes, pressure and density until you find your desired effect. You can always hit Control + Z to undo your changes. Once you are satisfied, click OK.

Select the Horizontal Type Tool Text Tool again.

In your Type options, duplicate the following: 68 point Stencil that is colored this time black.

Type in the same text, example “Your Hot!”. Then drag it and line it up/place it over your fire:

Fire Text

First we need to crop the selection before we add the gradient adjustment fill. Select the crop tool Crop Tool and drag around the text and click the green check Green Check Tool to accept your settings.

Now for the finishing touches. Make sure you are on layer 1. It will appear blue:

Layer One Selected

Duplicate it by pressing Control + J. Now we have:

Duplicate Layer One

Click and drag Layer 1 copy to the top, above the Your Hot! layer:

Move Layer One

Then click the adjustmnet layer icon on the layers palette and select Gradient:

Adjustment Layer Gradient

Set the Gradient Fill to the following settings:

Gradient Settings

Your text should now look like this:

Fire Text

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