First of all I have made an Instructable for much more real looking fire text, for that click apple's
. In this tutorial I will show you how to use gimp to make a fire like text so that it looks like your text is on fire.
Step 1: Opening Gimp.
First you will need to open Gimp. If you don't have it download it here
. If you dont know Gimp is an editing tool that is in some ways better than Photoshop.
Step 2: Getting Picture.
Ok go to Google images and search for some flames that you like once you have them, copy the image and paste into Gimp.
Step 3: Inserting the Writing
Now use the text tool(A) and insert some writing, make it quite big and so its kind of in the base of the fames.
Step 4: Removeing Background.
Ok so now we have to remove the background. This is the hardest step so sorry if I don't explain well.
1. Right click then click select then select all.
2. On the panel that I have on the right side of my screen, right click the layer that has what you have written(not the flames). After right clicking click Alpha to Selection.
3. Right click -> Select -> Invert.
4. Then right click, edit and cut.
Step 5: And Finaly
For the last step, on the layers box I mentioned earlier delete the text one(the one with your writing)