Last month I working on a project that I needed to make the logotype I created for a sermon series look like it was on fire. After a little research, I found a the Flames Photoshop Action. It's the best $7 I've ever spent. After watching the instructional YouTube video and going through a few trial runs I had figured out how to light my font on fire.
Here's a play by play.
I started with a 1920px square image at 72ppi with my letter in the middle. In the instructional video for the action, the creator gives recommendations for image size.
After running the action (which took less that 30 seconds and produces unique results each time), I was almost where I wanted to be. The action had added some rounding to the letter that definitely didn't look great.
So I scrolled through the layers and found the culprit. Under the Base Subject Photo folder there's a layer called Inner Edge Glow. Turning that off got rid of those rounded edges.
The last step was putting all the letters together. I merged all the layers together and started adding the letters together in a separate PSD file with a black background. I selected the Lighten blending mode and I was in business.
And that's all there is to it. For the price of a couple gallons of gas, you too light your fonts on fire... safely. 🔥🔥🔥
Have questions? Drop me a line in the comments below.