Flaming Text Tutorials TWO

by Fred Showker

Photoshop Madness

Last month's "Flaming Text in Photoshop" inspiration page was very hot -- as we predicted -- the third most popular page in the site for March, with more than 60,000 visits! So, we thought we would hurry up and get the second flaming, sparkling, burning, magma, inferno typography text effects page installed! So, here's yet ANOTHER dirty dozen inferno tutorials that will ignite you on fire!


3D Lava Text

3D Lava Text

Tutorialwiz brings this free tutorial in an easy to follow lesson to help beginners learn and understand the tools and features of photoshop -- it's pretty basic but does offer some interesting techniques
3D Lava Text 3D Lava Text


 

Dramatic text on fire effect

Dramatic text on fire effect

this one is from Colis, author of Psdtuts+ -- very little is known about Colis, since there's no 'about' page or further information ... we think it's part of ENVATO in Victoria, Australia.
Dramatic text on fire effect Dramatic text on fire effect


 

Text on Fire with Glossy Reflection

Text on Fire with Glossy Reflection

From "Photoshop Dragon" comes this text on fire, flaming text, burning text, glossy surface reflection, special effects tutorial. No name is given at the site, yet the author asks you to click on his ad links -- no less than FOUR rows of Google ads! This one features the text tool, wind filter, gaussian blur, liquify tool, hue/saturation adjustment, layers, Overlay blending mode, gradient tool, lock transparency, layer styles, drop shadow, inner shadow, and others
Text on Fire with Glossy Reflection Text on Fire with Glossy Reflection


 

Burning hell text effect

Burning hell text effect

Here's another one from Fabio Sasso, graphic/web designer from Porto Alegre, Brazil. These are usually very good tutorials! His site is: http://fabiosasso.com.
Burning hell text effect Burning hell text effect


 

3D Text on Fire

3D Text on Fire

This one comes from Tyler Denis and his design blog called Denis Designs which features some Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials as well as some inspiration surrounding design trends.
3D Text on Fire 3D Text on Fire


 

Volcano lava text effect

Volcano lava text effect

While this one utilizes techniques that have been around for a half decade, Dainis brings this one for those new to Photoshop, or those who would just enjoy another angle. Dianis offers free photoshop tutorials, inspiration for designers and free design resources.
Volcano lava text effect Volcano lava text effect


 

How-to-create-3D-Love-text-composition

How-to-create-3D-Love-text-composition

While not necessarily about "flames" this 3D text effect using different textures will provide a unique look with Xsara3D and Photoshop. (Very slow loader, lots of screen spam, difficult to find the link to the 2nd page avoiding ad links.)
How-to-create-3D-Love-text-composition How-to-create-3D-Love-text-composition


 

Magma Text

Magma Text

This one utilizes a totally different approach to generating a magma-like text effect with just a few simple steps. It's not that convincing as "magma" but just the same creates a unique effect.
Magma Text Magma Text


 

Colorful Light-Burst-Text

Colorful Light-Burst-Text

Here's another that is not really in the "FIRE" genre, however sends a similar message, and covers a topic often requested on how to do a Light Burst Text effect. Thanks to Tutorialwiz.com for sending this one in
Colorful Light-Burst-Text Colorful Light-Burst-Text


 

Colorful Light Burst Text Effect #2

Colorful Light Burst Text Effect #2

After that last one, we thought we would include this one by Steve Patterson. This is another Adobe Photoshop tutorial with a slightly different angle. Author sez: "We're going to see how to engulf text in an explosion of light and color."
Colorful Light Burst Text Effect #2 Colorful Light Burst Text Effect #2

And now the bad news :

Photoshop madness ... it is a jungle out thereBe careful what you click -- beware of malware and phishing sites You'll remember warnings about watching your steps when attending some of these tutorials -- unfortunately one of this slate's listings came from one of those very popular "Photoshop Tutorial" replicator sites, except this one fell off the radar during March. Yes, it's no longer there, now redirected to a revenue parking page with pay-ola links to spam indexes. I don't know if this is truly the intent of the author, but it's a common practice among the domainer industry to build up traffic for a domain and then suddenly switch to a pure spam parking page to exploit the traffic and all the link-backs. If you search for Photoshop tutorials in Google, chances are you'll land on this page. Remember: it's a jungle out there!

... and ... thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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