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GIMP 2.6 Cookbook by Juan Manuel Ferreyra

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Creating fiery text

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.

How to do it...

In order to produce fiery text, follow these steps:

  1. 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.
    How to do it...
  2. Select the Smudge Tool, pick a soft brush, an try with different settings to smudge the letters upwards simulating ...

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