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#1 Mixgoom

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 04:43 PM

This is a tutorial on how to make dramatic fire text like this:


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1] Start with a black background and another layer with orange text saying whatever you want. I recomend using a classical like font because it works better with them. [It could be any color just orange looks the best.]

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2] Magic wand select the text with global on, and at 69% -ish tolarance. Then with orange as primary and brown as secondary do a linear gradient like this:

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3] Then duplicate that layer twice so that there are three of them like this:

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4] On the "Small" Layer use a Gaussian Blur to about 10 radius:

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5] On the "Large" Layer use a Gaussian Blur to about 80 radius:

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6] Merge all of the text layers down to one like this:

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7] On a new layer above the text layer, render a black and white clouds. Then set that clouds layer to "Color Dodge"

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8] Merge all of those layers to one and You Did It!!


You can also set the layer properties to make the text look different:
It looks cool with: Color Burn, Additive, Reflect, Glow, Difference, Lighten, and Screen
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#2 ROBLOX4233

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 06:40 PM

Nice tut. Heres what mine turned out like! Font=Spaceage(dafont.com)



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#3 fooood

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 09:57 PM

:) check out mine...I used "infected" font :) its so awsome ty for the tut



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#4 jumperbunny

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 11:52 PM

this is my crack at it.

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#5 Jobed

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:45 AM

Ok Im new to this. And I was going through the steps. And when it comes time to merge the cloud layer and all that It doesnt work. It would only show the clouds. What am I doing wrong?

Edited by Jobed, 18 January 2011 - 12:46 AM.

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#6 Sarkut

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:54 AM

Did you change the clouds layer Blending mode to Color Dodge before merging?

Edited by Sarkut, 18 January 2011 - 12:54 AM.

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#7 Jobed

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:16 AM

I figured it out. Still getting used to it. In fact, here is mine.

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#8 TwentyMonkeys

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 02:32 AM

Dumb question. When you say "merge" the layers, do you mean flatten?

Thanks.

Edit: Nevermind, I know what merge means now, but at the end I merged them all and still saw the black/white clouds, so I clicked undo and instead of merge as the last step, I did "flatten" and it didnt show the black/white clouds.

Edited by TwentyMonkeys, 03 February 2011 - 02:57 AM.

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#9 Ego Eram Reputo

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 01:54 AM

'Flatten' refers to combining all the layers into one single layer. 'Merge' is the combining of one layer into the layer immediately below it.

Layers carry some of their setting with them (blend mode and opacity), so the order in which you merge is sometimes important. Generally to preserve the image as you see it, merge layers from the bottom of the list first. Take this setup:

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Layer 2 has opacity of 128 and a blend mode of Multiply. You get two different results if you a top-down merge (layers 3 & 2, then 'Background') compared with a bottom-up merge of layers 2 & 'Background', then 3. It is the latter combination that preserves the image as it appears on the screen.
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#10 scofield

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:24 PM

Hi, here is mine:
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Not bad ?

I add one more leyar with "Clouds" and use Effects > Distort > Dents :)

Edited by scofield, 07 February 2011 - 05:25 PM.

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#11 roarrinflames

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:15 PM

i used a deep blue color for my text :D

(how can i upload it, it's not working?)

Edited by roarrinflames, 13 February 2011 - 09:18 PM.

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#12 Heat Stroke

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 01:53 AM

(how can i upload it, it's not working?)


The best way to post a picture is to create an imageshack or photobucket account and upload your picture to that site. Then copy and paste the image thumb link into a post here.

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#13 roarrinflames

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:04 AM

The best way to post a picture is to create an imageshack or photobucket account and upload your picture to that site. Then copy and paste the image thumb link into a post here.

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k thnx, i already have a paintbuket
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#14 roarrinflames

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:11 AM

now since i know how to upload i guess i should post mine!



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what do you think?

i used blue for a cool scheme


i used glow to make the fire more realistic looking



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#15 barbieq25

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 07:59 AM

Nice outcome. Bit jaggy in places which could be overcome by using AA Assistant, Feather or Gaussian Blur. I like to use 4 times the finish size, Gaussian Blur & then reduce the final image which gives a smooth result. You can get these plugins form the relevant plugin section on this forum if you don't already have them.

I love the concept & the colours. Very nice indeed.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 07:55 PM

Nice simple tutorial, thank you :). Here is what I did, used liquify and smudge too for flames.


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Posted 15 February 2011 - 08:37 PM

Will use it in my next Signature.
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#18 barbieq25

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:10 PM

Ella, a very pretty outcome!
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 09:28 PM

Nice outcome. Bit jaggy in places which could be overcome by using AA Assistant, Feather or Gaussian Blur. I like to use 4 times the finish size, Gaussian Blur & then reduce the final image which gives a smooth result. You can get these plugins form the relevant plugin section on this forum if you don't already have them.

I love the concept & the colours. Very nice indeed.



Wow! Thank you, im very new to all these features on paint.net!
That means a lot to me!

I guess i can down size my picture :P
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#20 jeanne307

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:03 PM

Great tutorial... love the outcome... thanks for sharing!!

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