Post Pic

Ridiculously Realistic Scorching Fire Effect!

Are you a pyro? Even if you’re not, this flame effect photoshop tutorial is awesome! We take you step-by-step as you learn how to color dodge, take flame images using channels and much more. This tutorial is sure to take your Photoshop skills to the next level! Enjoy and comment!


You can get the flame image from here: Shaedsofgrey. In Photoshop, open the flame file you just downloaded.  Now, go to Channels tab and select the Green layer (if you can’t find the channels tab go to Window > Channels. Ctrl + left click on the Green layer thumbnail to load selection of the highlight areas.


Go back to Layers tab and use the Move Tool to drag any part of the selected area into the document with the “K” you did earlier. Place the fire above the type.

Picture 11

Using the Eraser tool with 15px, erase all the excessive fire, leaving only those parts that is waving around the type.

Picture 12

Duplicate the fire layer. Set the Opacity of the original fire to 30%. Set the Blend Mode of duplicated fire to Overlay.

Picture 13

Repeat the processes to cover the type with more flames. And there you got your first flaming type!

Create more flaming letters according to your own preferences.

Picture 14

Find a dark background to used. Resize and place the image into the document as shown below.

Picture 15

Create a layer above the Premade Background and fill it with #000000. Set the Opacity of this layer to 83%. Use the Eraser tool to reveal the top right of the image.

Picture 16

Create a new layer and name itGlow“. Paint 3 huge red dot with the Brush tool (Soft Rounded) as shown in the screenshot below.

Picture 17

Set the Blend Mode of this layer to Color Dodge and Opacity to 16% and that’s it! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Picture 18

[download id=”5″ format=”1″]


Pages: 1 2

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Related Posts

Fatal error: Call to undefined function yarpp_sql() in /home1/fastshio/public_html/kingtutz/wp-content/themes/convergencegrunge/single.php on line 72