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Magic Smoke Text Effect | Photoshop Tutorial

Learn how to create this swirling magic text look in Adobe Photoshop. Please leave your comments or questions on the Youtube page!

Note - this technique keeps everything live, which can cause Photoshop 2020 to have a little glitch. You may find using Blend-If (at 7:30 in the video) causes your Inner Glow effect to turn itself off. The solution: in Photoshop > Preferences > Performance, click the checkbox for Legacy Compositing to On.

Font used in this tutorial: Tondu.

3 textures used in this tutorial:

Atmosphere 195 - Swirling smoky fog

small: 960×641 jpg

medium: 1920×1281 jpg

large: 4240×2829 jpg

x large: 7952×5304 jpg

Atmosphere 149 - Snow overlay

small: 960×730 jpg

medium: 1920×1459 jpg

large: 4096×3112 jpg

Photoshop Gradient Preset - Photoshop preset

.GRD file