This intermediate recipe will teach you how to make text appear as if it were on fire, and also give you a little more practice with the Smudge Tool.
In order to produce fiery text, follow these steps:
- In a new file, create a new layer, and fill it with a solid black. Pick a font and size, and create your text with a white solid fill. Merge down the text layer with the previously created one by going to Layer | Merge Down, or by selecting it by right-clicking on the layer's name from the Layers dialog.
- Select the Smudge Tool, pick a soft brush, an try with different settings to smudge the letters upwards simulating ...