The below is my take on realistic burning font. Mods feel free to lock this thread should you disagree that it belongs here.
The font needs to look hot and glowy.
Flames need to be in front and at rear of font.
The flames need to be on different levels, with different hues, sizes and opacities.
My chosen font (made famous by google): Catull Font
Boltbaits Color Balance
1. Start with the standard PDN template and make the background black, then make layer invisible.
2. On a new layer put in your text - my fontsize is 170.
3. Select the magic wand, set flood mode to global with the tolerance set on 0 and select area outside of font.
4. Invert your selection and bevel your selection at a depth of 3.
5. Deselect and apply gaussian blur at a radius of 3.
6. Apply AA's Assistant with all three scroll bars set to far right side.
7. Duplicate layer and do steps 3 to 6 again on this new layer.
8. In layer properties set mode to negation, and merge layer down. You should have the below:
9. Make visible the black background.
10. Select color balance under adjustments and set red to 40 and yellow to 40. Yous should have the below:
11. Let us now duplicate the layer 4 times and label the font layers 1 through to 5 (bottom up).
12. Select Layer 1 and apply dents (under distort) at default setting.
13. Select layer 2 and apply dents again this time setting refraction to 80.
14. Apply motion blur at 90 degrees at a distance of 15.
15. Select layer 4 and apply dents at default setting.
16. Select color balance and set yellow to 20 and red to 20.
17. Apply motion blur at 90 degrees with distance set to 20.
18. Set Layer opacity to 85.
19. Select layer 5 and apply dents at default detting.
20. Apply motion blur at 90 degrees again, setting distance to 30.
21. Set the layer opacity to 110. You should now have the below
22. Merge down all layers (probably easier to save as a png)
23. Select the smudge tool - this part is very personal. I selected the odd point at the top of the burning letters and stretched it out. I ended up with the below:
Again, feel free to close this thread if you believe that this burning font is more or less like all the other burning and fire text tutorials.
Edited by ventor1, 15 March 2012 - 09:37 AM.