Tom Jackson Posted December 4, 2006 Share Posted December 4, 2006 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Here's how you can create neat firey text like this: (More images will be added later, it's kind of late at the moment) [*:1d2fa]Create the text layer, white on black: [*:1d2fa]Use a large, blocky font [*:1d2fa]Blur this layer with a gaussian blur so that the details of the text are still recognizable (holes in letters like 'A' shouldn't end up closed). One eighth the point size works well. The stronger the blur, the less readable the final output will be. [*:1d2fa]Create the difference clouds layer [*:1d2fa]Set the blending mode for the clouds layer to 'Negation' [*:1d2fa]Render clouds with the scale for the clouds at roughly twice the font size. [*:1d2fa]Repeat it a bunch to get a whispy look [*:1d2fa]Use Levels to adjust the clouds layer. Open the levels adjustment, hit Reset, then under the output area, the replace the default values of 255, 1.00, 0 with 128, 2.0, 0. These are the output White point, output gamma, and output black point, respectively. [*:1d2fa]Use Levels to adjust the text layer. Open the levels adjustment, hit Reset, then change the input white point (the top-left textbox) to 210. [*:1d2fa]Flatten the image. [*:1d2fa]Use Levels to adjust the flattened image. Open the levels adjustment, hit Reset, then change the input range (the textboxes on the left) to 255, 96 (it defaults to 255, 0). [*:1d2fa]Open up the Curves adjustment. Choose 'RGB' under 'Transfer map', then uncheck the 'Red' and 'Green' checkboxes so you're only modifying the blue channel, add a control point as shown below. Do the same for the green channel so you have the curves shown below. 1 Quote This post is made "AS IS" without warranties and confers no rights. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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