New tutorial for today. Today's tutorial is very simple, one of the first that I have followed, perhaps one of the most abused. To add an inscription l’effect “fiery” o l’effect “smoke“.
First we create a new image. Hundred of shape 640 x 480 pixel.
With the instrument “Text” write what we want “aflame“.
Duplicate the layer so you have two levels “written” different, and they hide one.
At this point with the tool “Wheel” rotate one of the two levels written 90° (it does not matter if the word comes from the edges).
Clicking with the right mouse button on the level of the text select “Layer Boundary Size“.
And we set the margins according to the following values.
Now apply this last level the effect “Wind“: “Filters” – “Distortions” – “Wind“.
We rotate again our written -90° and report straight.
Sfochiamo the level of the text of 5px: “Filters” – “Blur” – “Gaussian“.
At this point, for the semi-realistic flames will apply the effect “iWarping“, below “Filters” – “Distortions” – “iWarping“. In my case I played a little’ with the settings “Twisted” and “Move“.
This should be the result so far.
If the effect we're looking for is the “testo smoker” we could stop here, but flamed apply the effect to our writing is really that simple.
In the tab levels click with the right level “smoker” we just created, and select “Merge Visible Layers“. In this way we will have the level “smoker” and the black level together. Then we go on “Colors” – “Color Balance” and we set the values in figura.
The values of red and yellow must be set to “Shadow“, “Halftone” and “Other luci“. Click on the respective radio button and change the values of the other tones.
The tutorial ends here, after a few more tweaks the result is this, but the fundamental work to get the fiery effect is already done.