Photoshop can do some real magic when it comes to Text Effects. In this article tripwire magazine provides a list of more than 80 Stunning Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials that you can use to create Unique Logos, Posters, Post Cards…you name it.
Mastering Photoshop effects techniques is going to get you very far with crating stunning designs. But when it comes to Text Effects and creating designs that mainly communicate a message through text knowing the basics of Typography is really key. Basically Typography is the art of arranging type, designing type, and modifying type glyphs. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, line spacing (leading), adjustment of space between groups of letters (tracking) and adjustment of space between pairs of letters. Take a look at this article to understand the basic principles of Typography: Brief introduction to typography.
Choosing the right fonts and using them wisely and creatively in a design can make a huge difference when it comes to catching the attention of the audience. For a few really good tips on choosing fonts go take a look at this article: On choosing type
This tutorial will show you how to create a fire effect similar to when a spaceship or comet enters the earth’s atmosphere.
We’ll turn standard text into a stunning, destructive illustration, and give it a final unique look. So, let’s rock this one and learn all about the cool techniques included here!
So in this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to convert text to a path and how to stitch that path using a custom brush set.
Most of you probably know those awesome letters that were generated with 3D programs. But what about when you don’t have any particular program and you need to make 3D typography? This tutorial will show you how to create the 3D text shape and give it a high quality metal look using pure Photoshop. Check it out!
This is a new addition to the PSDTUTS PLUS section. This is a super creative tutorial with a professional results. Learn how to create dynamic 3D Neon lettering with a hefty dose of Photoshop techniques and a dash of Illustrator know-how. Learn more at the jump!
In this tutorial you will learn how to make the Transformers movie text effect while learning to create 3D text and apply a series of layer styles.
In this tutorial, we will need the beautiful Suddenly Spring brushes designed by GValkyrie.
This is a strong and eye-catching text effect, though relatively simple to create. We’ll be using bevel and emboss styles, pattern overlays, and combining different techniques to mock-up the text into a related background. For PLUS Members, the main layer style is ready to copy and paste into your designs as well.
In this tutorial we will be designing a cool retro text effect, which is growing more and more popular in today’s design. Today you will learn how to use the Perspective tool to create depth and how designers can use default gradients in unusual ways!
In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to achieve a neat little text effect with an image overlay while learning the basics of using displacement masks.
In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create a wood inlay effect using wood textures, layer masks and a few creative selection techniques.
Well, well, well. In this Photoshop tutorial I’m going to attempt to make some half-decent cartoon/comic-style text. You know, like the stuff on the front of comic books.
I thought we would celebrate the upcoming release of Indiana Jones IV, the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by learning how to remake the awesome Indiana Jones text! So, I’m going to attempt to remake the text effect used in the posters and promotional images
In this tutorial I will show you a neat little text effect using only layer styles and selections.
In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create a watercolor text effect with a watercolor paper background. You’ll learn about a few of the the Brushes palette options and how they can help achieve a realistic watercolor result.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to mix vector elements and watercolor effects with text to create a stunning design. It’s a quick process that depends heavily on good choices of images and colors.
The best book I’ve ever read on drawing is one called Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. After reading it, I’m still pretty bad at drawing, but I did learn a lot about light and shade. In this tutorial we are going to take some very basic principles of light and shade to make a rather impressive-looking text effect.
A photoshop tutorial on how to create an Iron Man concept text effect.
Your clothes are broken? Ok, then this tutorial special for you!
In this tutorial we will be using the Wind and Ripple filters along with some tricky rotation to create some truely electrifying text.
We will use an image of a wall (taken by RoCkBiGdAvE), Paint Drips brushes from elliottfelix and Graffiti Set 2 from Krakograff.
Flames are particularly hard to render in Photoshop, but in this tutorial I’ll show you how to use a photograph of fire to set text to the match. We’ll render the look on a nice dark background with a gorgeous text effect to complete the image.
Create text that reminds you on a place you woundn’t send your worst enemy…
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a smoke typography effect playing with some brushes and adjustment layers. It’s a very easy tutorial and you will be able to do the whole process in 5-10 minutes.
In this tutorial, we will create this effect using very basic Photoshop tools and layering effects. This tutorial is simple enough for a beginner to understand, but I should warn you that in this tutorial there ends up being over 60 active text layers, which will require a heavy use of your computer’s memory. Let’s jump into this tutorial and layer some glowing text.
In this tutorial we will use Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Photoshop. Actually the whole effect will be done in Firewors, then in Photoshop, we will add some textures and a old paper background effect.
In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create a custom vanity license plate using a few basic Photoshop tools a piece of reference material and some creative layer stylings.
Here is a quick tutorial from one of our latest designs. Hopefully this tutorial can benefit in your pursuit of becoming a better designer.
Ok, so this tutorial is like three tutorials rolled into one. We’re going to make an awesome wood emboss effect, put bullet holes into the wood, and finally smoke ‘em up to a gnarly Wyatt-Earp-just-walked-past look.
Photoshop is great for embellishing display text with little effects. When you add layer styles into the equation, you have the added benefit of the styles being easily transferrable.
Ever wanted to make text out of grass? Well with Photoshop you can. In this tutorial we’ll create a rather cool-looking grass-text effect using a photo of grass, the Pen Tool and a bit of patience.
This is the first of a five-part set of tutorials where we’ll use Photoshop to make text out of all sorts of things. So let’s get ready to Photoshop!
Photoshop is great for embellishing display text with little effects. When you add layer styles into the equation, you have the added benefit of the styles being easily transferable. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make six different effects using just layer styles. So really this is like six tutorials in one!
It’s a wondeful little style that could easily be integrated into any dark graphic design where some upbeat text is needed.
One of the best features of Photoshop is the Layer Styles. We can create all sorts of effects â€“ plastic, glass, water, ice, metal, and many more. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a gold text effect. I will use only Layer Styles, and once our new style is created, we will be able to save the style and apply it wherever we want.
Tutorial showing how to create the text effect used in the abduzeedo logo
Video Tutorial also showing how to create the text effect used in the abduzeedo logo
This tutorial will show you how to mix some vectors with letters to create a really nice design.
This video tutorial show you how to mix some vectors with letters to create a really nice design.
Learn how to quickly design some delectable, rich dark chocolate flavored text! A single look at text like this will make any chocolate lovers mouth water instantly!
The use of 3D type is an increasing trend in design today. Creating such type usually requires advanced 3D software. Yet, not all of us own such software, nor know how to use it. In this tutorial, I will teach you the basics of creating polished 3D type using Illustrator and Photoshop. Let’s get to work.
We will use an image of Krakograff texture and a wood texture that can be found on FreeFoto.
In this tutorial, we’re going to create an icey-cold effect using layer styles and that you can apply to different objects. Then we’ll put it on a nice background to give it some kick. You can download the PSD file at the bottom of the tutorial if you’d simply like to copy+paste the layer styles.
In this Text Effect Quickie, we’ll create an easy to use layer style that will quickly transform ordinary text into bubble styled font, perfect for use in underwater scenes.
This Tutorial will Teach You how to create type that follows a custom path, or fills a custom shape in Photoshop. We’ll start with paths, and move our way up to filling and typing along shapes.
As usual, my tutorials are very long. It is not that the effect is difficult to achieve. In fact it is very easy. It is just because I don´t want to leave beginners out in the cold. Each step, no matter how easy it is, is explained in detail.
In just a few simple steps, you can add a calm, easy-going text effect — great for evening events and crisp banners.
In just a few moments, you can add a vibrant splash to your text that will really add some pop-culture flavor to your designs! Great for spicing up banners and promotional material when time’s a concern.
In this tutorial I’ll teach you how to make a web 2.0 logo so damn sugary sweet it’ll give your website a cavity. Then I’ll give you the PSD, the font, and all the patterns used in the image so that you can play with it yourself. If you want to skip the tutorial altogether, you can download the PSD here.
Are you in the mood for some glossy plastic and reflective chrome text effect? I bet you do. Chrome effects are very difficult to create because chrome has no color at all. It’s all about reflections. Glossy plastics are a bit easier, but tricky as well.
So, let’s learn how some advanced Photoshop Layer Styles tricks to create some stunning chrome and plastic text effect.
In this tutorial you’ll gonna learn how to create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3
In this tutorial we’ll create a cool looking 3D Style text effect.
A simple walkthrough on how to create a colored text effects in Adobe Photoshop, which can then be used as an element in your designs.
One more interesting tutorial about how to create gauzy text effect in Photoshop.
Tutorial on how to make a simple gold text effect by using some layer styles, namely the Gradient Overlay layer style!
Tutorials on creating metal type abound online, as do variations on simple liquid effects. Most are fairly short, offering a good foundation for the reader on how certain effects are achieved but fail to take that extra step (or few steps) to make the piece really shine…
This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create text with a furry texture.
I’m going to share with you about how to make a delicate text effect by using some layer styles. Is it interesting for you? If yes, let’s start to read and make!
Here’s how I made suspended translucent text effect. As for me it looks wonderful.
In this tutorial, I will take you through the steps I used to create a weedy text effect in Photoshop. This is a very simple tutorial, yet the effect is surprising and realistic.
In this tutorial, I will show you a very simple way to achieve this cool crystal text effect in Photoshop. I accidentally discover this method when I was playing with the layer blending options and I decide to share this with you guys.
In this tutorial, I will demostrate the steps I took to create a scratched Metal Text Effect using Photoshop.
In this tutorial, I will demonstrate the processes I used to create this Crispy-Crust text effect with flower texture in Photoshop, inspired by Pizzahut’s thin’n crispy pizza base!
In this tutorial, I will show you the procedures I took to create an Ocean-feeling text effect in Photoshop, which is inspired by one of the ocean photos my aunt showed me from Mykonos, Greece.
This tutorial will teach you how to create Starcraft theme wallpaper.
In this tutorial I will show you how to create The Chronicles of Narnia logo.
In this tutorial we will be working on a Star Wars text effect.
In this tutorial, I wil demonstrate the procedures I undertook to create a realistic Lightning Text Effect In Photoshop. We had a really big thunderstorm last night and that’s where the inspiration comes from!
Would you like to create elegant semitransparent text effect on leather texture? No problem! This tutorial special for you. I will explain you how to create this effect using blending options in Photoshop.
In this quick Photoshop tutorial we’ll be recreating the ‘Bee movie’ text effect, you know, the one you’ve seen all over the place over the last few months?
In this short and simple tutorial I’m going to teach you how to make a very stylish, sleek text effect, like the example I’ve shown in the below image.
This tutorial shows the path I took to create this Diablo III Inspired Grunge Text Effect.
In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to make a Grunge-Style Abstract Typography using rusted metal texture in Photoshop. The inspiration of this tutorial came from a grungy metal image I came across on stockvault.net and thought I could have a play with it
In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this really cool, abstract-style fragmented text effect by applying scrap texture in Photoshop. Sometimes, those scrappy wastes do have their uses
In this tutorial, I will show you the processes I used to design a soft and fluffy text effect in Photoshop without using any third party images.
In this tutorial, I will demonstrate the processes I used to design this snowy rock text effect in Photoshop. The inspiration of this design came from a snowy mountain photo I saw the other day, and I thought I could create a similar text effect which might look interesting!
In this tutorial, I will show you the process I used to design this refreshing, cool-looking natural text effect in Photoshop. I was having a walk in the nearby park and suddenly had this thought coming into my mind
In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this really cool, abstract style shattered text effect with Broken Glass Texture in Photoshop.
In this tutorial, I will show the processes involved in making this shining and refreshing transparent text effect with sky and cloud textures. We had some really interesting clouds on the sky yesterday and that’s where I’ve got the inspiration from
In this tutorial, I will demonstrate the steps I took to make this golden ancient text effect in Photoshop. I always love ancient history and have an interest in reading all sorts of history books.