With summer in full swing, you’re probably looking for a hot way to enhance your designs. But let’s face it-during the dog days of summer you want something sizzling yet simple. Well look no further-with CC 2014’s Flame filter and some type, you can create simple, satisfying sizzling hot text effects like the one shown inFigure A!
Lay the foundation
To get started we’ll create a new canvas and then add some type. The flames generated from the Flame Filter really stand out well against a dark background, so we’ll start with a black canvas.
To create the canvas and set the type:
- Choose File > New and enter settings to create a new 4.5″ x 3″, 300 ppi, RGB document with a black background.
- Set the Foreground color in the Tools panel to R:244, G:67, B:5.
- Select the Horizontal Type tool from the Tools panel, and choose a thin font from the Font pop-up menu on the Tool options bar. We selected AR DECODE Regular.
- Click on the canvas, add some type, and adjust the font size to fill the canvas. We set our type to 130 pt.
- Select the Move tool from the Tools panel, then click and drag the[…]