Today, we will learn how to make a flame font. Looking at the picture above. Its background is composed of some orange-yellow smoke, and the main body is a word of fire. There was a blazing fire around the text. The methods we mainly use today include adding filter rendering, modifying the blending mode of the layer, setting the layer style, and setting the layer saturation. So, let’s get started!
1. Make a Smoke Background
1. Create a new document. Set the size to 800×600 pixels, the resolution to 72 pixels/Inch, the background color parameter to #130b01.
2. Select the gradient tool in the left toolbar. Click the upper gradient bar, and set the color to: #593105, #130b01. Select the radial gradient. Then use the mouse to pull down a gradient from the top of the middle.
3. Create a new blank layer. There are two color blocks at the bottom of the toolbar on the left. Click on the top color block to change the foreground color to black. Execute the menu bar—Filter-Render-Cloud. Form a cloud layer.
Use the shortcut key—”CTRL+J” to copy two cloud layers.
4. Change the blending mode of the two copied cloud layers to strong light in turn, and the original cloud layer keeps the normal blending mode unchanged. Select the eraser tool to smear on the three layers in sequence to make the whole picture have a sense of layering.
2. Make Fonts
5. Combine the three cloud layers and change the blending mode to strong light. Use the Horizontal Type tool to choose a font you like. Adjust the size to 155pt, and set the color to white.
Double-click the text layer. Open the layer style window. Add outer glow, and set the color is #f70300,
Add a color overlay, and set the color is #cd7e2e,
Add inner glow, and set the color is #e5c23b.
7. Right-click the blank part of the layer and select the Rasterize Layer Style. Execute the menu bar—Filter—Liquefy. Set the brush size to 15, the density to 50, and the gorgeous to 100. Then use the mouse to paint on the text, and paint it into your favorite style.
8. Select the Smudge Tool in the toolbar on the left and set the brush hardness to 15% and intensity to 50%. Continue to modify the font until the entire text looks natural.
9. Change the text blending mode to overlay. But in this case, the text becomes a bit unclear. So, we copy the text one layer, and the two layers are superimposed to become clear and the color is appropriate.
3. Add the Flame Effect
10. Open the flame material. Click the channel on the layer panel. Hold down the Ctrl key and click the thumbnail of the green channel with the mouse to select the content in the green channel.
11. Click the RGB channel and return to the layer panel. Use the move tool in the left toolbar to drag the selected area onto the text canvas. Use the shortcut key—”CTRL+T” to call up the free transform tool. Adjust the flame material to a suitable size, and place it under the first letter.
12. Due to the darker flame color, the text is blocked, resulting in no distinction between primary and secondary in the entire screen. So, we need to modify the blending mode of the flame to reduce its brightness.
Use the shortcut key—”CTRL+J” to copy a flame layer. Change its blending mode to overlay, and change its opacity to 30. Combine the two flame layers just now. Adjust the position, and set the blending mode to soft light.
Then copy three flame layers and place them below the other three letters. Use the free transform tool to adjust the direction and size of the other three flames to make the whole picture coordinated.
- Increase the Saturation and Brightness
13. Now the general form is ready, but the color of the flame is not bright enough, and the whole picture is relatively single. We create a new blank layer at the top. Select the brush tool. Set the hardness to 0%, and change the foreground color to white.
14. Use the brush to paint on the areas that need to be highlighted. Finally, change the blending mode of the layer to overlay. If the effect is not obvious enough, then copy another layer to make the effect overlap.
15. Create a new hue and saturation layer on the top and modify the saturation value to make the whole picture have a sense of hierarchy.
16. Our font effects are completed!
4. In the learning process, there are the following points to note:
1. When erasing the cloud layer, you need to pay attention to the texture of the cloud. After erasing, the whole picture seems to have a transition from deep to light, which is also the purpose of creating three layers for modification. If the entire picture is only large in white or gray, then the production of this cloud is fail.
2. When adding light to the fonts, you need to be careful not to smear large pieces of text, otherwise the entire text will lose the texture, making the picture single, without the feeling of dazzling, only dazzling brightness.
3. When using the liquefaction tool to smear the text, make sure that the final result looks natural and has the effect of burning flames. Don’t smear the transition, so that the text loses its shape and cannot achieve the final effect.
We know that Photoshop can be used to make a variety of fonts. Such as neon fonts, glass fonts, embossed fonts. But have you tried using Photoshop to make flame fonts? The entire text burns with a blazing fire, and the fire light illuminates the surrounding smoke into orange-yellow, which looks extremely tense, rendering the entire picture very powerful. How can such fonts not be eye-catching? So, give it a try!