Adding fire and scorch effects in Photoshop is not something you’d undertake if hard-pushed for time, but with Fire 3.0 the process is relatively quick and straightforward.
Fire enables you to torch different objects within a composition – for example, the source of flame may be a selected region, such as lettering. The fire can burn the whole selection or just its contours. Flames can produce smoke, be clear and steady, or be whipped up by wind. There’s even an Oxygen slider for flame intensity. If you require a chillier result, it’s possible to create ice and frost effects by minimising the sliders.
Fire can also assist designers with the creation of various fiery transitions, so that a whole layer becomes charred first, before igniting and burning down from the edge or centre.
One gripe is the lack of a real-time preview; changes take a deal of time to render, meaning experimentation takes time.