155+ High Quality Categorized Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

June 20, 2013 · 111 comments

by Sonny M. Day

With Photoshop text effects, you can make most designs stand out and it is not that hard! Typography is defined as the art and technique of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyph. With Photoshop and the right skills and techniques at your disposal, you can push the limits of Typography to the edge. This article is one of the largest categorized collections of Photoshop text effects tutorials will be able to find. All tutorials have large preview images and all links have been verified recently.

Do not forget to bookmark, share and come back because I assure you this “elephant post” of Photoshop text effects must be cut up and consumed in smaller slices! If you do so I bet your Photoshop skills will soon be hard to compete with… I have also written other posts containing tons of Photoshop effectsPhotoshop water effects and Photoshop smoke effects to sharpen your skills in other areas. You should look for inspiration on creative typography if you are running short on ideas.

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Photoshop text effects Index

Metal, Gold, Copper Photoshop Text Effects

Quick Tip: Create a Steel Text Effect in Photoshop


Here you get some quick tips for creating raw and cool steel typography.

Perfect Gold Text Effect in Photoshop


This tutorial will teach you to design typography with shining gold text.

Create a Cinematic “Sergeant America” Text Effect in Photoshop


Create a Crisp Metallic Text Effect in Photoshop


In this quick tip tutorial, Gianluca Giacoppo will explain how to create a crisp, metallic text effect using just a couple of layer styles in Photoshop.

Chain Text


This photoshop text effects tutorial will teach you to add a chain to text. The technique can also be used for non-text designs.

Quality Styles (Gold, Chrome, Glass and more)


This is a pack of 16 quality styles for Photoshop. Use the gold, chrome, stone, copper, metal styles and all the others for your web or print work! by GraphicRiver (premium Photoshop Add-on – price $5 )

Create a Metallic Type Treatment Using Photoshop and Cinema 4D


In this tutorial we will explain how to use Cinema 4D and Photoshop to create metal textured 3D typography that includes ornate and decorative swirls.

Bling Text Effect

bling bling effect

This tutorial will show you how to make those popular diamond/gold bling bling text.

How To Create A Gold Text Effects In Photoshop

How To Create A Gold Text Effects In Photoshop

In this photoshop text effect tutorial we will show you how to create a nice gold text effect using this powerful tool. Once you are done, you’ll be able to save this style and apply it wherever you like.

How to Create High Quality Metal 3D Text in Photoshop

How to Create High Quality Metal 3D Text in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create the 3D text shape and give it a high quality metal look using pure Photoshop.

*Bling Bling* Simple Gold Text Effect

*Bling Bling* Simple Gold Text Effect

This Photoshop text effect tutorial explains how to make a simple gold text effect by using some layer styles, namely the Gradient Overlay layer style!

Smooth Chrome Text


Fire, Smoke, Water, Frost, Ice Photoshop Text Effects

Create an Ice Cream Type Treatment in Photoshop


This is a creative typography effect that will be great for a summer poster!

Create a Smoke Text Effect Using Photoshop’s Non-Destructive Tools


Smoke effects can be hard to make, here is how to do it right!

Create a Glowing Liquid Text with Water Splash Effect in Photoshop


Frosted Glass Text Effect


Stunning Text on Wild Fire Effect

Stunning Text on Wild Fire Effect

Ice Photoshop Text Effects

Ice Photoshop Text Effects

Aqua Text Effect

Aqua Text Effect

Stunning 3D Effect

Stunning 3D Effect

Reflective Liquid Type


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…

3D Photoshop Text Effects



Easy X-Ray Typography In Photoshop


Create a 3D Text Effect Using Photoshop Layer Styles


Create an Awesome 3D Text Effect with Abstract Brush Decoration in Photoshop


Scrabble Tiles Text Effect

Scrabble Tiles Text Effect

Steampunk Type Treatment


3D Text Shatter Effect

3D Text Shatter Effect

This photoshop text effect is made in two programs, Cinema 4D and Photoshop.If you haven’t heard of Cinema 4D before it is a relatively easy to use 3d application, it is quite similar to 3dsMax or Maya. I will go pretty in depth with the Cinema 4D part, for all the inexperienced users, so bare with me if I go too slow.

Dimensions – 3D Generator Action

Dimensions - 3D Generator Action

The Photoshop Action ‘Dimensions’, helps you to generate whatever you want (text, image, shape, etc,) in 3D by GraphicRiver (premium Photoshop Add-on – price $5 )

Unique 3D Text – Xara 3D + Photoshop Tutorial

Unique 3D Text – Xara 3D + Photoshop Tutorial

Fresh Typographic Effect

Fresh Typographic Effect

How to Create Explosive Photoshop Text Effects in Cinema 4D

How to Create Explosive Photoshop Text Effects in Cinema 4D

3D Text Effect 2

3D Text Effect 2

Create a Spectacular Grass Photoshop Text Effects

Create a Spectacular Grass Photoshop Text Effects

Papercraft Text Effect

3D Text Effexts

Create a 3D Flowery Text Effect

3D Text Effexts

Realistic Chrome and Glossy Plastic Text Effect


How to Create a Realistic 3D Stone Text Effect

3D Text Effexts

How to Create High Quality Metal 3D Text in Photoshop

3D Text Effexts

Wood, Fabric, Texture Text Effects with Photoshop

Easy Furry Text In Photoshop


This is an amazing fur text effect that will work well for toy posters and the like!

Create a Knitted Argyle Text Effect Using Filter Forge and Photoshop


Create a Bloody Text Effect in Photoshop Using Layer Styles


Create a Stitched Denim Text Effect in Photoshop


In this tutorial, psd tuts will explain how to combine Photoshop filters, brushes, and vector shapes to create a stitched denim text effect using Photoshop CS6.

Design a Skin-Textured Typography Scene


In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a 3D-looking textured text effect in Photoshop without the need for any 3D tools or applications.

Vintage Letterpress


22 actions make it simple to create that vintage wood type letterpress look. Simply select the layer and hit play! Complete with 11 different textures and 2 sizes of each. Great for print or web! Works on ALL layer types (text, vector & raster). by GraphicRiver (premium Photoshop Add-on – price $5 )

Wooden Text Effect in Photoshop


Create a Stitched Text Effect for an iPad Wallpaper


In this tutorial we will show you how to create a custom stitched text effect for an iPad Wallpaper.

Furry Text


Create a Baseball-Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop


Applying texture to a text effect can be a lot of fun. In this tutorial we will explain how to create a baseball-inspired text effect using layer styles, patterns, and brushes.

Light, Glass Text Effects with Photoshop

Create Abstract Layered Text with Decorative Lighting Effect in Photoshop


How to Create Shiny Retro Text with Photoshop


Create Glossy Plastic Text in Photoshop


Liquid 3D Type


Create a Neon Text Effect in Photoshop


In this tutorial Michael Kruiswijk will show you how to make a neon text effect in Photoshop using layer styles and textures. Let’s get started!

Lighting Shutter Text Effect Tutorial


In this photoshop text effects tutorial artist will teaches you how to create this beautiful slow shutter text effect.

Glowing and Sparkling Intense Light 3D Logo

3D Text Effexts

Premium glass text styles

Premium glass text styles

6 high detailed text styles – clear glass #1, #2, metal, gold, tin and chrome. Works with thin and bold fonts. Some text effects used two piled up layers. by GraphicRiver (premium Photoshop Add-on – price $5 )

Stunning Neon Light 3D Typography

3D Text Effexts

Suspended Photoshop text effects


Grunge, shattered Text Effects with Photoshop

Create an awesome broken plate typography effect


Create a Grungy Style Text Effect Inspired by “Infamous 2? Game in Photoshop


Create a “Real Steel” Film Poster Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop


Create a Dawn of War Style Effect


Create a Yummy Cookies Text Effect in Photoshop


Create Creepy, Branch Based Typography


Graffiti with Photoshop


Create an Awesome Grass Texture in Photoshop


Watercolour, Retro, Floral Photoshop Text Effects

Create a Distressed Vector Typographic Poster Design


How to Create the Aura Text Effect


How to Create a Colorful Text Design in Photoshop


Useful Photoshop Text Techniques

Candy Cane Text


Create a realistic folded paper text in Photoshop


Impressive-Looking Photoshop text effects


Image Inside Text


Author : Sonny Day

Sonny M. Day is a passionate SEO and web design enthusiast who loves photography, mountain climbing, snorkeling and dirt bike riding.

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