Creating smoke text effect is really easy technique which will takes you only few minutes. Here are few tips to achieve the best result:
1. Use dark background – it is because white smoke looks much better on darker background than on light one.
2. Use good smoke images – some images with smoke are not good for your project because background is not black, just dark gray. So when you use screen layer mode you will see something like ghost rectangle on every single layer copy. You can edit these resources by using adjustment layer – levels and make dark colors darker.
3. Use different smoke types – result will be more reliable.
Download used images here: smoke images