How to Create a Neon Flame Text Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Neon Flame Text Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Neon Flame Text Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Neon Flame Text Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Neon Flame Text Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop
How to Create a Neon Flame Text Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop
How to Create a Neon Flame Text Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop How to Create a Neon Flame Text Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop How to Create a Neon Flame Text Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop How to Create a Neon Flame Text Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop How to Create a Neon Flame Text Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Neon Flame Text Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop

Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create two Photoshop styles that together create a very cool neon flame text effect. Also, you will learn how to use these styles with an action, making the process of applying and customizing it very easy.

The text effect you are going to learn today is part of Super Bundle Styles 3. This bundle gives you 79 Photoshop styles for a small price. Some of them are two-layered, which means that you can combine them with each other to create new cool text effects.

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Tutorial Assets

The following assets were used during this tutorial:

  • Masque Font
  • Background Image (inside the zip file attached to this tutorial)

1. How to Create the Texture

Step 1

Create a new 800 x 800 px 72 Dpi document and name it Ignis-Texture.

Creating a new document

Step 2

Press D to reset the Foreground and Background colors, and then go to Filter > Render > Clouds.

Applying the Clouds filter

Step 3

Now right-click on the Background layer and choose Convert to Smart Object. Then go to Filter > Filter Gallery and apply a Plastic Wrap filter with these settings:

  • Highlight Strength: 20
  • Detail: 1
  • Smoothness: 5
Plastic Wrap settings

Step 4

Now let’s make it look like a seamless texture, reflecting the edges of the document.

Pick the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and select the top half of the image, and then press Control-C and Control-V to create a new layer with the selected area. After that, rename the new layer to First Half.

Selecting the top half of the image

Step 5

Press Control-T to activate Free Transform. Then right-click on the selected area and choose Flip Vertical. After that, press Enter to release the Free Transform.

Flipping the First Half layer

Step 6

Press Control-A to select the entire document, and then pick the Move Tool (V) and align the First Half layer to the bottom edge of the document.

Aligning the First Half layer

Step 7

Go to the Layers panel and click on the Add layer mask icon. Then pick the Gradient Tool (G) with the Foreground to Transparent gradient. After that, click and drag from the center of the document to the bottom. The arrow on the next image represents where to begin and where to end the gradient.

Note that the gradient will be created on the layer mask of the First Half layer, hiding the top of it.

Creating the layer mask

Step 8

Select all the layers of the Layers panel and right-click on one of them, and then select Convert to Smart Object to merge them into one.

Converting the layers to a Smart Object

Step 9

Now pick the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) again and select the left half of the document. Then press Control-C and Control-V to create a new layer. After that, rename the new layer to Second Half.

Creating the Second Half layer

Step 10

Repeat Step 5, Step 6 and Step 7, but choose Flip Horizontal and Align right edges respectively. Then create the gradient from the center to the right side, just like the arrow on the image below.

Aligning the second half layer with the document

Step 11

Go to Window > Adjustments to open the Adjustments panel. Then click on the Gradient Map icon to create a new Gradient Map layer.

Creating the Gradient map layer

Step 12

Go to Window > Properties to open the Properties panel. Then double-click on the gradient bar to edit it. We are going to add three Stops to the gradient bar (just click below the gradient bar and the Stop will be created).

  • First Stop Color: #080000 Location: 36%
  • Second Stop Color: #b70000 Location: 89%
  • Third Stop Color: #ff7171 Location: 100%
Creating a new gradient

Step 13

Select the Second Half layer on the Layers panel and go to Edit > Define Pattern, name it Ignis-Texture, and click OK. After that, save and close the document.

Saving the texture

2. How to Create the Styles

Step 1

Open the background image that you downloaded from the assets (ignis_Bg.png).

Background image

Step 2

Now pick the Horizontal Type Tool (T) and select the Masque font. Then set the font size to 300 pt and write IGNIS.

Writing the word IGNIS

Step 3

Go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options to open the Layer Style panel. Then add a Color Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Color: #ed551f
  • Opacity: 100%
Color Overlay settings

Step 4

Now add an Outer Glow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Noise: 0%
  • Color: #930000
  • Technique: Softer
  • Spread: 0%
  • Size: 10 px
  • Contour: Linear
  • Anti-aliased: Off
  • Range: 50%
  • Jitter: 0%
Outer Glow settings

Step 5

Add a Drop Shadow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Color: #1a0d00
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Use Global Light: Off
  • Angle: 146°
  • Distance: 2 px
  • Spread: 100%
  • Size: 5 px
  • Contour: Linear
  • Anti-aliased: Off
  • Noise: 0%
  • Layer Knocks Out Drop Shadow: On
Drop Shadow settings

Step 6

Add a Satin effect with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Background
  • Color: #000000
  • Opacity: 37%
  • Angle: 19°
  • Distance: 24 px
  • Size: 32 px
  • Contour: Gaussian
  • Anti-aliased: Off
  • Invert: On
Satin settings

Step 7

Add an Inner Glow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Dodge (Add)
  • Opacity: 75%
  • Noise: 0%
  • Color: #ea5a47
  • Technique: Softer
  • Source: Edge
  • Choke: 7%
  • Size: 20 px
  • Anti-aliased: On
  • Range: 50%
  • Jitter: 0%
Inner Glow settings

Then click on the Contour box to edit it with these settings (click on the Mapping box to create new points).

  • First point Input: 0% Output: 5% Corner: Off
  • Second point Input: 48% Output: 7% Corner: Off
  • Third point Input: 52% Output: 80% Corner: Off
  • Fourth point Input: 79% Output: 50% Corner: Off
  • Fifth point Input: 99% Output: 7% Corner: Off

After that, click on New… to save the preset, name it Ignis Contour 1, and click OK.

Contour Editor with a custom preset

Step 8

Add a Stroke with these settings:

  • Size: 2 px
  • Position: Outside
  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Overprint: Off
  • Fill Type: Gradient
  • Reverse: Off
  • Align with Layer: On
  • Style: Linear
  • Angle: 90°
  • Dither: Off
  • Scale: 100%
Stroke settings

Then click on the gradient bar to edit it with these settings:

  • First Stop Color: #c62500 Position: 0%
  • Second Stop Color: #750000 Position: 38%
  • Third Stop Color: #c62500 Position: 100%
Creating a new gradient for the stroke

Step 9

Now add a Bevel & Emboss with these settings:

  • Style: Inner Bevel
  • Technique: Smooth
  • Depth: 83%
  • Direction: Up
  • Size: 32 px
  • Soften: 0 px
  • Use Global Light: Off
  • Angle: 107°
  • Altitude: 37°
  • Anti-aliased: Off
  • Highlight Mode: Linear Dodge (Add)
  • Highlight Color: #e6832b
  • Highlight Opacity: 100%
  • Shadow Mode: Multiply
  • Shadow Color: #000000
  • Shadow Opacity: 13%
Bevel  Emboss settings

Then click on the Gloss Contour box to edit it with these settings:

  • First point Input: 0% Output: 47% Corner: Off
  • Second point Input: 20% Output: 90% Corner: On
  • Third point Input: 47% Output: 18% Corner: Off
  • Fourth point Input: 88% Output: 74% Corner: Off
  • Fifth point Input: 100% Output: 100% Corner: Off
Contour Editor with a custom preset

Step 10

Now click on the New Style button and save it as Ignis-A. After that, click OK in the Layer Style window to close it.

Saving the style

Step 11

Press Control-J to duplicate the layer, and then rename it to IGNIS B and change its Fill Opacity to 0%. After that, right-click on it and choose Clear Layer Style.

Duplicating the text layer

Step 12

Now go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options to open the Layer Style panel again. Then add a Satin style with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Burn
  • Color: #000000
  • Opacity: 37%
  • Angle: 19°
  • Distance: 24 px
  • Size: 32 px
  • Contour: Gaussian
  • Anti-aliased: Off
  • Invert: On
Satin settings

Step 13

Add an Inner Glow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Dodge (Add)
  • Opacity: 41%
  • Noise: 0%
  • Color: #af473a
  • Technique: Softer
  • Source: Edge
  • Choke: 7%
  • Size: 20 px
  • Contour: Ignis Contour 1
  • Anti-aliased: On
  • Range: 50%
  • Jitter: 0%
Inner Glow Settings

Step 14

Add an Outer Glow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Opacity: 22%
  • Noise: 0%
  • Color: #ff0000
  • Technique: Softer
  • Spread: 6%
  • Size: 48 px
  • Contour: Linear
  • Anti-aliased: Off
  • Range: 50%
  • Jitter: 0%
Outer Glow settings

Step 15

Now add a Gradient Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Soft Light
  • Dither: Off
  • Opacity: 48%
  • Style: Linear
  • Align with Layer: On
  • Angle: 90°
  • Scale: 100%
Gradient Overlay settings

Then click on the gradient bar and edit it with these settings:

  • First Stop Color: #85683a Position: 0%
  • Second Stop Color: #b99e70 Position: 12%
  • Third Stop Color: #fff1da Position: 20%
  • Fourth Stop Color: #675028 Position: 29%
  • Fifth Stop Color: #fff1da Position: 48%
  • Sixth Stop Color: #675028 Position: 64%
  • Seventh Stop Color: #fff1da Position: 75%
  • Eighth Stop Color: #675028 Position: 86%
  • Ninth Stop Color: #fff1da Position: 93%
  • Tenth Stop Color: #a7873a Position: 100%
Creating a new gradient

Step 16

Add a Pattern Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Screen
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Pattern: Ignis-Texture
  • Scale: 100%
  • Link with Layer: On

You can click and drag the texture on the text itself to better position the pattern.

Pattern Overlay settings

Step 17

Add a Bevel & Emboss with these settings:

  • Style: Inner Bevel
  • Technique: Smooth
  • Depth: 93%
  • Direction: Up
  • Size: 32 px
  • Soften: 0 px
  • Use Global Light: Off
  • Angle: 45°
  • Altitude: 58°
  • Highlight Mode: Linear Dodge (Add)
  • Highlight Color: #e6832b
  • Highlight Opacity: 100%
  • Shadow Mode: Multiply
  • Shadow Color: #000000
  • Shadow Opacity: 13%
Bevel  Emboss settings

Then click on the Gloss Contour box and edit it with these settings:

  • First point Input: 6% Output: 2% Corner: Off
  • Second point Input: 13% Output: 51% Corner: Off
  • Third point Input: 38% Output: 96% Corner: Off
  • Fourth point Input: 100% Output: 20% Corner: Off
Contour Editor with a custom preset

Step 18

Now click on the New Style button and save it as Ignis-B. Then, click OK on the Layer Style window to close it. After that, delete the IGNIS B layer and clear the style from the IGNIS layer (right-click > Clear Layer Style).

Saving the second style

3. How to Create the Action

Step 1

Change the size of the text layer to 299 pt and keep this layer selected on the Layers panel. Then go to Window > Actions to open the Actions panel

Opening the Actions panel and changing the size of the text

Step 2

In the Actions panel, click on the Create new set icon and name it Neon Flame Text Effect. Then, click on the Create new Action icon and name it Neon Flame 300 pt. The recording of the action will start.

Starting the recording of the action

Step 3

Change the name of the text layer to Neon Flame A. After that, change the text size back to 300 pt. Then, go to the Styles panel (Window > Styles) and click on the Ignis-A style to apply it.

Applying the first style

Step 4

Press Control-J to duplicate the text layer, and then rename the copy to Neon Flame B. After that, go to the Styles panel again and click on the Ignis-B style to apply it.

Applying the second style

Step 5

Now select both Neon Flame A and Neon Flame B layers on the Layers panel and right-click on one of them, and then choose Convert to Smart Object to merge them into one layer.

Converting the layers to a Smart Object

Step 6

Go to Window > Adjustments and click on the Create a new Gradient Map icon. Then right-click on the Gradient Map layer and choose Create Clipping mask to limit the effect to the layer just below.

Creating a Gradient map adjustment layer

Step 7

Now double-click on the thumbnail of the Gradient Map layer to open the Properties panel. Then click on the Gradient bar and edit it with these settings:

  • First Stop Color: #110600 Position: 2%
  • Second Stop Color: #d31e00 Position: 28%
  • Third Stop Color: #fffd5c Position: 100%
Creating a new gradient

Step 8

Rename the Neon Flame B layer to Neon Flame. Then, go to the Actions panel and click on the Stop Recording icon.

Stopping the recording of the action

Here is how it looks:

Final Result

4. How to Change the Colors

You have to edit the Gradient Map layer to change the colors. 

The first Stop color is for shadows, the second is for mid-tones, and the third is for highlights

You can change the location of them to make the effect look darker or brighter. Also, you can add new Stops to add new colors between the existing ones. It is very easy to edit.

Here are some examples:

Green variant of the final result
Dark blue variant of the final result
Blue variant of the final result
Red variant of the final result

Congratulations, You’re Done!

In this tutorial, you learned how to create a texture using three simple Photoshop filters. Then we made it seamless by reflecting its borders. After that, we created two layer styles using the texture we previously created. Then we recorded an action to make the whole process automatic. And finally, you learned how to customize the colors of the final result.

I hope you have learned something useful with this tutorial. Feel free to leave your comments and results below.

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