Use the flame filter to create fiery text in this video.
- [Instructor] In this movie I would like to show you how to create this flame effect using the Flame filter. Here is my starting point and you can see that I've chosen a very thin, very mono white sensor of type face, and that's important for this technique to work well. This is a very processor intensive filter, and as much as you can simplify the path that you're going to apply the filter to, the better result that you will get, and certainly the quicker result that you'll get.
So as I mentioned, path, the type needs to be converted to a path. So I'm going to come to my on fire type layer, right click, and then choose Create Work Path. Now I need to create a blank layer for the flame filter to be applied to. And turn off the original type layer. We can see that we have the active path selected, I'll come to the Filter menu, and come down to Render and then to Flame.
You will likely get this warning message. It's telling you that because the path is long, the preview is only going to show the first 3000 pixels, and the rendering may be slow. I'm going to use this option, Multiple Flames in One Direction, and I'm going to increase the Flame length to 100. Randomizing the length, and the other settings I'm going to leave as they are. For the quality, I'm going to choose Medium, which is a good compromise between a reasonably fast rendering time, and decent quality.
If you're working with a slower computer, you might want to choose Low as the rendering quality. And there is our result, I can now press Command or Control h to hide the path outlines. And then just to finish this off, I'm going to drag this layer above the type layer.
- Illustrating a concept
- Modifying letterforms
- Creating distressed text with a displacement map
- Creating effects such as smoky or fiery type
- Painting type with custom brushes
- Creating print-inspired type effects
- Working with multilayered type
- Creating a type portrait
- Creating nostalgic type treatments
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Textureswith Nigel French1h 47m Intermediate
1. Simple Type Effects
2. Damaged and Distressed Type
3. Real-World Type Effects
4. Print-Inspired Type Effects
5. Type and Pattern
6. Type Portraits
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.