There are many ways to create a fiery text effect, but most methods involve a lot of work. If you need a down and dirty method creating an exciting fiery text effect, then look no further.
1. Create a new document in Photoshop that is 600 pixels by 400 pixels. Make the background black and the type white text of your choice.
2. Duplicate the text layer and rasterize it. Then rotate it 90° and apply the Filter -> Stylize Wind. Apply this effect two more times using Ctrl + F.
3. Rotate it back and line it up with the first layer.
4. Duplicate this layer, creating a total of three text layers, two of which have the “Wind” effect applied.
5. Select the first copy layer and go to Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/Saturation… Use the following settings:
6. Grab the next layer copy (copy 2) and go to Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur and apply a blur with a 5 pixel radius. Reduce the Fill to around 70%.
7. Duplicate the layer labeled “copy” (which should look like it has red text) and apply the same Gaussian Blur using the Ctrl + F shortcut. Go to the Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/Saturation… tool and apply the following settings:
8. Duplicate the layer labeled “copy” one more time and apply the following Hue/Saturation settings. Then apply a .5 pixel Gaussian Blur.
9. Move the unrasterized text layer to the top.
10. Select the copied layers, right-click and select “Merge Layers.” Create a duplicate layer and go to Filter -> Liquify and do your best to create the following. Just start in the center of the letters and make long, upward strokes. Move some of the upper flames around with small, left to right strokes:
This is a stunning effect and not nearly as difficult as some of those other tutorials.