Create Typography Using a Mixture of Snow and Fire Elements in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the process of creating this interesting Typography using a mixture of snow and fire elements in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level difficulty tutorial and some steps can be tricky. Have a try!

Note: The Photoshop tutorial is done in Photoshop CC – therefore some screenshot may have slighting different layout as in the earlier version. Some brushes are exclusive to Photoshop CS6.

Here is a preview of the final effect I have for this tutorial: (click to enlarge)


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OK Let’s get started!

To complete this tutorial, you will need the following stocks:



Concrete Texture



Step 1

Create a new document sized 1440px * 700px with black background. We will start by add a snowy forest background to our canvas. Load the forest stock image into Photoshop and select the top center portion of the image:

1 sel

Copy and paste the selection to our document, place it to the position as shown below:

1 paste

Use a big soft eraser, fade the edges of the forest as shown below:

1 erase

Apply the following black and white image adjustment to this forest layer:

1 bw

and here is the effect so far:

1 effect

Step 2

Use font we downloaded, type some texts to our document as shown below:

2 type

Apply the following blending option for this text layer:

Bevel and Emboss

2 bevel

Gradient Overlay

2 grad

And here is the effect so far:

2 effect


Step 3

We will apply the concrete texture over our text in this step. Load the texture into Photoshop and select a portion of it:

3 con

Copy and paste the selection over our text and make sure it covers the entirety of all texts, then right-click on the concrete texture layer and set it as clipping mask to the text layer:

3 create clip

and here is the effect so far:

3 effect

Step 4

We will paint some snow effect with this “Per Stroke Brightness Variance” brush (which should come with Photoshop by default):

4 brush

This is the brush options for the above brush:

4 brush set

Gently go over the text and paint some snowy effect as shown below:

4 paint


Step 5

We will add some falling snow to our design. Load the snow stock image into Photoshop, and select a portion of the snow particles:

5 sel

Copy and paste the snow particle selection to our document, change the layer blend mode to “Screen”:

5 screen

Repeat the above process, and add more snow to our design:

5 effect


Step 6

For a more dramatic effect, use the cloud filter or a cloud brush to paint some cloudy/misty effect around the text, make sure you set the layer/brush opacity to a lower scale – a subtle cloud effect will do:

6 cloud

Apply the following Selective Color adjustment layer on top:

6 sel neu

6 black

and we will have the following cold blue colour effect for our text:

6 effect

Step 7

We will add the flame element to our text in this step. Load the flame stock image into Photoshop and select the top portion of the flame:

7 sel

Copy and paste it to the following position, set its layer blend mode to “Screen”, and use the free transform tool to adjust its size to fit the width of the tree trunk:

7 screen

We can also add some fire sparks around texts using the same process:

7 fire text

Step 8

We’re almost done! To add some final touches, I flattened the image, and duplicate the background layer. On the duplicated layer, I applied the following Crystallize Filter:

8 crys

Add a layer mask on the duplicated layer to mask out parts of the crystallized effect:

8 crys mask

and this is my final result: (click to enlarge)


That’s it for this tutorial! Hope you enjoy it and find it useful! If you have any questions about the steps, please contact me or leave a comment below. I will try my best to answer them.

Till next time, have a great day!

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