50 Stunning Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials
- Digital Photography Photoshop Tutorials
- Beauty Retouching Photoshop Tutorials
- Modeling Photoshop Tutorials
- Grunge Photoshop Tutorials
- Vintage and Retro Photoshop Tutorials
- Rainbows, Glows and Light Effects With Photoshop
Introduction to Typography
- Brief introduction to typography
- Five simple steps to better typography
- More about vertical metrics for true typography lovers
- 10 common typography mistakes
The Wisest Mind Has Something Yet to Learn
- 21 stunning typography artworks, from DeviantArt
- 30 inspiring type treatments
- Breathtaking typographic posters
- Typography is sexy
- 70 minimalist typography examples
How to Choose the Right Type
- On choosing type, from iLoveTypography
- 15 tips to choose a good text type
- From kerning to hierarchy: this is one resource you will surely bookmark
Resources to Live by
- 50 incredible fonts for professional Web and print design
- Fonts: the skinny, thin and beautiful
- 40+ excellent freefonts for Professional design
- How to create a font
Here Come the Tutorials
Go Crazy with 3D
Create amazing 3D-textured text with Illustrator and Photoshop in this in-depth tutorial.
Take typography one step further by having text falling from the sky in a burning inferno. Yes, this is the text-on-fire tutorial to end all text-on-fire tutorials. It uses a little Illustrator for the text and a lot of Photoshop to burn up the screen!
A straightforward guide to creating funky 3D-style letters.
This tutorial shows you how to create 3D text and give it a high-quality metal look using only Photoshop.
In this tutorial we are going to take some very basic principles of light and shade to make a rather impressive-looking text effect.
Learn how to make some expressive lettering, which includes thoughts connected with a central word. You’ll turn standard text into a stunning, destructive illustration, and give it a final unique look.
Create big chunky 3D letters with this colorful tutorial!
Together, with a pinch of this and a dash of that, we’ll figure out how to create this cool effect in just 30 minutes.
Learn how to create a quite cool retro text effect. You will learn how to use the Perspective tool to create depth and how designers can use default gradients in unusual ways.
A pretty detailed tutorial that shows you how to create grungy 3D text.
Learn the basics of creating polished 3D type using Illustrator and Photoshop.
This detailed tutorial shows you how to create a 3D typography-based design. All the elements revolve around the theme of dreaming.
Elements of Nature
Learn how to make six different effects using just layer styles. So really, this is like six tutorials in one!
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a rather cool-looking grass text effect.
Turn text into plastic using Photoshop’s layer styles.
Get ready for winter: create icy cold text!
This is a quick text effect tutorial. It shows you how to simply create paint-splodged text.
In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to convert text to a path and stitch that path using a custom brush set.
A watercolor on wet paper effect. Experiment to create different painting effects.
Learn how to create a gold text effect. I personally love this effect, so subtle yet powerful.
Make chrome text and then color it!
Create liquid text, a very handy trick.
A decorative wood-inlay text effect.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create paper-craft text effects.
Learn how to use a photograph of fire to strike text to the match. This is a beautiful tutorial, a must-see.
Grunge & Co.
This is a strong and eye-catching text effect, though relatively simple to create. You’ll be using bevel and emboss styles, pattern overlays, and combining different techniques to mock-up the text into a related background.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a custom vanity license plate using a few basic Photoshop tools a piece of reference material and some creative layer stylings.
A step-by-step guide to creating a Star Wars text effect.
Using simple shapes, you can produce some great-looking contemporary designs that create a big impact on posters; another good example being the recent Trendy Geometric Lines tutorial.
When you don’t have the guts to pull this off in the real world, Photoshop to the rescue. Learn how to make graffiti with Photoshop.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to mix some vectors with letters to create a really nice design. This one is a personal favorite.
Why not design your own typographic wallpaper from now on?
Create dirty grunge text in Photoshop.
Make text rusty by following this easy tutorial.
Six simple steps to create a warm neon glow.
Learn how to make stylish floral typography.
Blood-splattered mafia-style text!
Create worn and torn text with this easy-to-follow guide.
Create a grunge rubber stamp effect in seven simple steps.
Learn to distort letters using Photoshop brushes with this amazingly easy tutorial.
Learn how to decorate text with colorful floral patterns in this tutorial.
Create a rough-metal text effect with this tutorial.
Light and Glass
Create a smoky night effect with text, giving it an eerie supernatural feel. It’s a good exercise in using the wave distortion filter.
Learn how to create a smoke typography effect by playing with some brushes and adjustment layers. It’s a very easy tutorial, and you will be able to finish the whole process in 5 to 10 minutes.
In just a few simple steps, you can add a soft, calm, easy-going moon-like text effect.
In this tutorial, you’ll use some super layer effects and a bit of magic to make a lettering style that looks transparent and stunning.
Create a style dubbed “Scan-Line Text,” which is basically text that glows like bright scan lines, with a smart reflection as well. Learn how to create this amazing yet simple effect with this easy-to-follow tutorial.
In this tutorial, we will create this effect using very basic Photoshop tools and layering effects.
In just a few moments, you can add a vibrant splash to your text that will really give your design a pop-culture flavor!
Learn how to create this beautiful slow-shutter text effect.
A colorful, glowing text effect, great for integrating in designs with dark backgrounds.
Retro and Vintage
A colorful retro text effect using both Illustrator and Photoshop.
Learn to make a colorful and distinctive watercolor text effect with this tutorial.
Create a tactile, furry text effect that looks like the real thing!
A cartoon-like wrapped-parcel text style.
Wrap your text in barbed wire!
An amazing light-burst effect!
Learn how to write a message in the sand with Photoshop.
Create a pretty floral text effect. It looks difficult but is surprisingly easy!