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This is a tutorial on how to make dramatic fire text like this:
1] Start with a black background and another layer with orange text saying whatever you want. I recommend using a classical like font because it works better with them. [it could be any color just orange looks the best.]
2] Magic wand select the text with global on, and at 69% -ish tolerance. Then with orange as primary and brown as secondary do a linear gradient like this:
3] Then duplicate that layer twice so that there are three of them like this:
4] On the "Small" Layer use a Gaussian Blur to about 10 radius:
5] On the "Large" Layer use a Gaussian Blur to about 80 radius:
6] Merge all of the text layers down to one like this:
7] On a new layer above the text layer, render a black and white clouds.
Then set that clouds layer to "Color Dodge"
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