Fire Text w/ similar background
Do you want to make a picture such as
this, for maybe your site? If youíve Photoshop itís a piece of cake!!! Follow
the below steps and youíll find that this very easy.
- First of all, in order to make that
picture you should know a few things about it. Itís only a text, some lines
behind it and a fiery background. Make a new document 500x500 pixels, white
background and mode RGB. Now we are going to make the lines.
- Select black as the foreground
color and with the paint bucket tool paint it black. Now select the
foreground color as white, select the gradient tool and in
itís editor select the transparent lines. After
that paint the left and the right sides with the gradient so your picture
become as this:
- The next thing weíll do is to set
the lines such as the finished picture. To do that go
to: Filter/Stylize/Trace Contour. Set the level (128) and the edge upper,
OK. Now go to: Filter/Distort/Polar Coordinates.
- Now we are going to make the
background. Itís very simple just go to: Filter/Render/Difference Clouds and
repeat the filter Ďtil you have a picture similar to that one:
- Now it comes to the text. Select
the type tool and go somewhere in the document place your text (usually on
the top) with 18pt text, Times new roman (or anything you want, depending
what you want to write), and select the create wrapped text, and write the
following options, Shell Lower, Horizontal, bend +50, Horizontal distortion
0 and vertical distortion 0. OK and OK now you should have a picture like
- Carry on and we are goiní to
finish. There are only to steps remaining. The text effects and the color.
In order to make the text effects you should do: Filter/Stylize/Wind (itíll
ask you about rasterizing the type, click OK.) Method wind, direction
from the right. Repeat the previous step but with the direction from
the left. Now go to Image/Rotate Canvas/90o CW, repeat the
two steps of the wind and go again to the Image/Rotate Canvas/90o
CCW. Finally go to Filter/Distort/Ripple,
amount: 100 size: medium, OK.
- It comes to the final step, the
color. Go to Image/Mode/Grayscale (Click Merge). And now Image/Mode/Indexed
Color (OK Flatten Layers). Image/Mode/Color Table
Table Black Body. (OK). Image/Mode/RGB Color and then you have it
- Do you think that youíre finished,
NO. This is just an example, use your own
imagination and make a better one. (Changing the Fonts, the textsí wrap, the
clouds, the colors, the lines). Good Luck!
By Jim Alikaniotis