Speeding text with flames

With this tutorial I am going to show you a way to create a speeding text effect like this one
Final result

1) Let’s start by creating a new file. Select the “Type Tool”, make sure the color of the text is set to white and type your text.

2) We are now going to duplicate our text leayer. Go to “Layer” -> “Duplicate Layer” (Or hit “Ctrl-J”)

3) You should now have two text layers, select the bottom one and go to “Filter” -> “Stylize” -> “Wind”. A message will come up saying that the layer needs to be rasterized to apply the filter, click ok and continue. Leave the method to “Wind” and the direction from the right.

Wind Filter

4) Repeat the previous step 3-4 times (hit Ctrl-F) until you have something like this

Wind Filter result

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.