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How To Create A Magma Or Lava Text Effect In Photoshop

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Tutorials Photo Manipulation 18263 Views November 26th, 2016

In this tutorial you will learn how to create lava or magma text effect in Adobe Photoshop using layer styles and textures. You will obtain a hot fiery text effect with molten rock lava in just a few easy steps.

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how to create a magma lava text effect in Photoshop

How to Create the Rock Wall Background

Create a new layer called Rock Wall and copy this stone texture image. Add a Gradient Overlay layer style to this layer to create a dark vignette effect.

stone rock texture seamless gradient with transparency in photoshop

How to Add Text in Photoshop

Create a new layer and call it Fiery Effect layer. I used the ObelixPro font type but you can of course use any font you like. Learn how to install font in Photoshop from this quick tutorial. Duplicate the Magma Highlights layer and call it Magma Text layer.

text layer photoshop

How to Create Fiery Lava Texture in Photoshop

Create a new layer and call it Light Texture. Copy this electric texture in this layer. Right click on the layer name and choose Create Clipping Mask.

Click the Create new fill or adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel, and choose Levels. Right click on the Levels layer name and choose Create Clipping Mask.

levels adjustment in photoshop

You can colorize textures in Photoshop using gradients. So click the Create new fill or adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel, and choose Gradient Map. The colors for the gradient are #16100d , #ea4d00 and #d9af06

gradient map adjustment in photoshop

Right click on the Gradient Map layer name and choose Create Clipping Mask.

gradient map adjustment in photoshop

How to Create the Magma Text Effect

Return to the Magma Text layer and add an Inner Glow layer style, using Color Dodge blend mode for the glow effect.

inner glow layer style in photoshop

So the fiery magma text style should now look like this.

magma layer style in photoshop

How to Create Lava Texture Background

Create a new layer and call it Lava Background. Copy this lava seamless texture in this layer. Set the blend mode to Lighten.

magma texture background in photoshop

Click the Add Layer Mask icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. Hold down CTRL and press I to invert the mask color from white to black. Pick the Brush Tool, color white and use a drawing brush to paint over the text like shown in the preview. Go over the text edges and created the distressed effect using different brushes and different opacity levels.

add layer mask

Add a Drop Shadow (color #e70000 and contour Rounded Steps) and an Outer Glow (color #7d2900 and contour Half Round) layer style to the Lava Background layer.

drop shadow in photoshop outer glow in photoshop

Drag the Fiery Effect layer and place it on top of all the other layers. Set the Fill to 0% opacity. Add an Outer Glow (color #ff9c00 and contour Cone Inverted), Inner Glow (color #ffffff and contour Rounded Steps) and Satin (color #171717 and contour Gaussian) layer style.

outer glow in photoshop inner glow in photoshop satin in photoshop

How to Sharpen Images with High Pass Filter in Photoshop

This is the end of this tutorial on how to create lava or magma text effect in Adobe Photoshop. If you want, and I suggest that you do, you can use the High Pass Filter technique to sharoen the image. So here is the final result, I hope you like it!

how to create a magma lava text effect in Photoshop

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7 comment(s) for "How To Create A Magma Or Lava Text Effect In Photoshop"

Liam
Liam
2:05 PM Saturday, June 17, 2017
Great tutorial dude! Here is my hot lava text effect, hope you like it :) reply
Marat
Marat
2:05 PM Saturday, June 17, 2017
Awesome tutorial! Thanks! reply
PSDDude
2:05 PM Saturday, June 17, 2017
I am glad you liked this text effect tutorial :) reply
Koen
Koen
2:05 PM Saturday, June 17, 2017
With which size of image are you starting this tutorial? reply
Angus
Angus
2:05 PM Saturday, June 17, 2017
Brilliant tutorial many thanks for taking the time to put this out there for us.

Slightly off topic so I hope you'll forgive me asking but. I'm based in London and new to PS. My boss has agreed to two days training to be me going.

Any thoughts / recommendations on good training providers?

reply
PSDDude
2:05 PM Saturday, June 17, 2017
Hi, tutsplus has good tutorials for beginners and advanced Photoshop users:

https://design.tutsplus.com/categories/adobe-photoshop/courses

These are paid courses but they have a free 10 days trial as far as I know! reply
PSDDude
2:05 PM Saturday, June 17, 2017
The size of the canvas is about 1200x1000px reply

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