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Explosion
Blow up your text with a fiery background.

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This is a multiple page tutorial because there are multiple layers.

STEP 1

Start a new image and add your text, assuming white text on black background. Center the text and make sure you have a decent margin around it.

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STEP 2

Add some quick noise grunge by using the Mezzotint filter set at course dots. Filter>Pixelate>Mezzotint... Accept that the layer will be rasterized. Apply the filter 2-5 times depending on how roughed up you want your text to look.

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STEP 3

Lets add some depth now by punching the text using Filter>Distort>Pinch... I set the amount to -50 to bring the text out. The distortion will depend on your image's aspect ration (ration between width and height).

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STEP 4
Duplicate this layer 4 times. Hide the top two copies and continue to work on the bottom most layer. I've named my layers back1, back2, text, and lightthrough to help me in the next steps. 2
STEP 5

Apply a motion blur to the bottom two layers. One at 45 and one at -45, each with 100 strength. Merge the layers together. It should resemble this...

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