In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll be showing you how to make a really simple fire effect.
Create a new Photoshop Document (CTRL+N). Set width to 400px and the height to 160px, and then click “OK”.
Go to Filter > Render > Clouds
Go to Filter > Render > Lighting Effects. Make all of your settings match the one from the image. After your settings match click “OK”.
Go to Filter > Brush Strokes > Accented Edges. Make all of your settings match the one from the image. After your settings match click “OK”.
If you want your fire to look a little more red, just drag your fire layer down to the create a new layer button and set the opacity of it to about 50%, then just go to Image > Adjustments > Color Balance (or CTRL+B) and play around with the color settings.
That’s pretty much it!