Speeding text with flames

5) Go to “Layer” -> “Layer Style” -> “Blending Mode” and apply a “Colour Overlay” and an “Outer Glow” like in the images shown below.

Outer Glow
Color Overlay

6) Select the top Text layer and change the color to your liking. I chose a bright orange color and then merge the layers.

7) Finally, if you like apply a motion blur effect by going to “Filter” -> “Blur” -> “Motion Blur”

Motion Blur Photoshop filter

And here is my final result
Final Result

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About Dimitris

My name is Dimitris and I am from Greece. I created this blog as a learning tool for Photoshop both for other but for me as well. I am definitely no Photoshop Guru or a professional graphic designer, I am just an amateur trying to learn as much as I can about Photoshop.

16 Responses to Speeding text with flames

  1. Odra November 18, 2005 at 6:59 am #

    Nice tutorial, used the basics of it and added some things of my own and came up with this: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/OdraB/Odraflame.jpg

  2. heather November 18, 2005 at 8:50 am #

    thios was really helpful

  3. Dimitris November 18, 2005 at 11:28 am #

    Very nice result Odra.

    I am glad you found it helpful heather :)

  4. es- November 18, 2005 at 1:06 pm #

    Well, this was very basic, and I dont call your results flames but its speedy alright
    Keep up the work

  5. polarf0x November 19, 2005 at 4:53 pm #

    Very simple tutorial with a good result.. Although I think you could add some more effects to make it look more flame-like

    Besides that, good work =)

  6. Lee November 24, 2005 at 2:18 am #

    nice work… nice to know that you guys has this website. i found it very helpful and reliable… keep up your astonishing work guys..

  7. junior( brazil) November 27, 2005 at 7:25 am #

    hi i junst wanna say
    that’s a good work
    i liked so much that thing
    peace out

  8. Dimitris November 27, 2005 at 9:29 am #

    Thank for the nice comments :)

  9. Curly2092 December 3, 2005 at 12:56 pm #

    i couldnt get this to work i dont know what im doing wrong… when i aplied the wind effect ot the text it didnt extend it beyond the text… plz help me.

  10. Dimitris December 3, 2005 at 2:02 pm #

    Hi, make sure that your text is white and it will extend. You can change the text color later by applying a color overlay style. I hope that helps.

  11. Ahmed December 17, 2005 at 10:14 am #

    I really loved this tutorial, great job on it :)

  12. Aly December 21, 2005 at 11:21 am #

    Great job! I’m new to photoshop (Just got it today) And this tutorial is simple, and has nice results. Thanks for making a great tutorial :)

  13. vadivvelan January 26, 2006 at 1:31 am #

    Great job!

  14. I. C. Weiner February 5, 2006 at 12:55 am #

    may I ask what font you used? :)

  15. Dimitris February 5, 2006 at 12:36 pm #

    the font I used is Aardvark Cafe and you can find it here

  16. Dark.D February 10, 2006 at 9:07 am #

    Very cool.:D
    It’s a easy tut.