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    Flame text in GIMP for beginners

    How to make some flame text like this with GIMP








    In this guide il show you a litle trick to make some nice flame effects on your text,it only takes a few minutes and its easy for a beginner to do this is a good way to get used to the features of gimp so that you can use similar effects on your work





    1.Create a new File of any size. I chose 640 480px. As BG-Color choose black. Done so write some white text to a new layer (bold text, white color, size: 50). its up to you




    2.Right click the text-layer in the layers dialog and choose “merge down”. You should only have one single layer now.




    3.Now, that we have all one one single layer, we create our flames. Use the Smear-Tool to do so and choose the values that are shown on the picture.



    4 .Zoom in to 200%. Now start at the first letter of your text: Hold down your left mouse button and smear around the border of this single letter to make it somehow gray as seen in the picture dont worry about being neat and the more you smudge the better the end result. It should look real so it must not be perfect. If you watch flames you will see the natural chaos
    It is important to change the super white into grey tones.


    5.After that make some flame-like movements to the top.






    6.Let your creativity come out and do this with all the letters now.


    7 .Almost done now. Now we simply have to add the correct colors of fire. Choose Layer / Colors / Color Balance:







    Shadows
    -————-
    +100
    +30
    -30
    Midtones
    -————-
    +100
    +30
    -30
    Highlights
    -————-
    +100
    0
    -100



    Well done you did it!
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    superb mate im gonna try this in photoshop to see if it works there aswell
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    thats what i got it would be better if i had a mouse instead of the touch pad on my laptop lol but great tut mate easy to follow

    edit:i adeed some blur to soften it and altered the colour balance
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    thats better than mine lol! it must be a good tut!

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    i just kept every stroke going up to try to make it look more real
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    I take it,it worked in photoshop then? Great job mate i may have to change the thread title then.Im gonna have another go at this and maybe try and get it in a tag
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    yeah man i set the strength of the smudge to 75 and the colour balance i change the shadow and high lights but not as strong as in gimp and left the mid tones alone
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    Thats good mate i thought it would work in photoshop,the principles are the same and the tools and settings can be applied in the same way.Thanks for trying it out!

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    Nice Tut M3RK! Good for me, as I use Gimp too.
    Here's my attempt!


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    Oh wow I didn't see this popup earlier. Awesome. I kept seeing the word GIMP pop up but never knew what it was. Now I do.

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