20+ Highest Quality Photoshop Typography Effect Tutorials

June 18, 2013 · 10 comments

by Lars

With Photoshop you can turn plain text into awesome typographic art. As usual with Photoshop it not easy to do it on your own but with the step by step tutorials you find in this article you’re half done. This article presents the best typographic art tutorials I have seen to date and I hope you will try some of them and learn from the cool techniques used. All tutorials included are high quality work and detailed in the right degree. You should not risk getting 30 minutes into a tutorial and then suddenly find yourself at a dead end.



Wood Inlay Text

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.


Watercolor Text

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.


How To Create A Gold Text Effect In Photoshop

One of the best features of Photoshop is the Layer Styles. We can create all sorts of effects – 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.


How to Quickly Create a Stylish Retro Text Effect

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!


How to Create a Copper Photoshop Text Effect

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.


Flowery Text Effect

In this tutorial, we will need the beautiful Suddenly Spring brushes designed by GValkyrie.


How to Create High Quality Metal 3D Text in Photoshop

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!


The Sugar Bag Effect

In this tutorial I will show you a neat little text effect using only layer styles and selections.


Stunning Ice Cold 3D effects

This text is smoking cold. A great effect and a good first tut from the author.

text on turf

Retro Text

This tutorial uses both Photoshop and Illustrator to create a retro look.

text on turf

Text on Turf

This tutorial uses the Noise Filter to create the grass-like texture.

text on turf

Awesome Floral Type in Fireworks and Photoshop in 5 minutes

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.


Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop

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!


License Plate Text 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.


Using Light and Shade to Bring Text to Life

In this tutorial we are going to take some very basic principles of light and shade to make a rather impressive-looking text effect.


Hell Text Effects

Create text that reminds you on a place you woundn’t send your worst enemy…


Dramatic Text on Fire Effect in Photoshop

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.


Text in Stitches

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.


Flaming Meteor Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to create a fire effect similar to when a spaceship or comet enters the earth’s atmosphere.


Create a Layered Glowing Text Effect

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.


Transparent Glass Lettering in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’re going to use some super layer effects and a bit of extra magic to make a lettering style that looks transparent and stunning. Because there is so much use of layer styles, you need to download the sample PSD from the link at the bottom of the tutorial in order to follow along.


Suspended Text Effect

Here’s how I made suspended translucent text effect. As for me it looks wonderful.

Suspended Text Effect


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