Photoshop How-To: Really Hot Type
Have you ever noticed that when some objects get really hot, the edges are bright, the centers are burnt dark, and you can see heat rippling upward? That's what I'm going to teach you how to do, in Photoshop, with type.
You'll use a smoldering combination of Smart Objects, four layer effects, the Ripple filter, and the Bas Relief filter. While the results will be positively smoking, you can also tweak a few steps to make type that looks like neon.
And it's all editable, which means you can change the letters at any point in the process without fear of getting burnt.
Click the screenshot below to view the step-by-step Photoshop tutorial on YouTube: