Creating attractive text effects plays a vital role in poster design, advertisements and other print media. Photoshop provides great tools and possibilities for creating cool text effects. Keeping that in mind we have compiled a list of amazing Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials from various online sources to help you learn to create spectacular text effects. This list will be regularly updated with the latest tutorials. These tutorials will teach you some amazing skills for creating spectacular typographic designs.
So Let’s start with the show!
May 2015 Update:
Create a Detailed Flour Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
This tutorial will show you how to play around with brush settings, as well as layer styles, to create a messy, flour-inspired text effect.
Create a Glowing Metal Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
This tutorial will show you how to use the duplicate with transformation technique to create a piece of 3D text, and then use a bunch of different layer styles to achieve a glowing metal text effect.
Create 3D Star Light Text Effect in Photoshop
This tutorial will show you the process of creating this 3D star light text effect in Photoshop. We will use a number of manipulation techniques such as layer blending, adjustment layers and various tools such as brush, eraser and free transform tools.
Conform Text to a Surface Using a Displacement Map in Photoshop
This tutorial will teach you how to wrap your text and shape layers so that they conform to the surface of the layer underneath.
Create a Quick and Simple 3D Sticker Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
This quick tip will show you how to create an editable, glossy 3D sticker text effect, using smart objects and layer styles.
Sparkler Light Text Effect Photoshop
You will learn how to create a sparkler typography using any font type and text that you want. It is a little later for creating new year party flyers using this sparkle light text effect but it will probably be useful for next year.
Fine Glass Text Effect In Photoshop CS6
You will learn how to create a Fine Glass Text Effect in Photoshop CS6 . The goal is to give our text a special glass-like effect.
Create a Stencil Banner Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
This tutorial will show you how to use shape properties, smart objects, textures, layer styles, and brushes to create a simple, stencil banner text effect. Then, you’ll get to use the Warp command to make the final result look more realistic and give it some more depth.
Create a Realistic Neon Light Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
This tutorial will show you how to modify a brick texture for the background, and then use layer styles with the Pen Tool to add some bright, glowing neon text and a simple cable over it.
3D Letters on a Shelf Text Effect in Photoshop CC
This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop CC’s Shape Attributes and 3D capabilities to create a simple, yet sophisticated 3D letters on a shelf text effect.
3D Retro Text Effect Using Layer Styles in Adobe Photoshop
This tutorial will show you how to use layer styles, smart objects, and some other basic elements in Adobe Photoshop to create a simple, retro looking, 3D text effect.
Create Letterpress Text Effects in Photoshop
This tutorial will teach you how to create a couple useful letterpress text effects in Photoshop that you can adapt and reuse in almost any project.
Create a Vivid Ombré Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
This tutorial, however, will show you a super easy way to get a different version of the Ombré effect using two layers of Bevel and Emboss.
Create a Fire and Rust Text Effect Using the Flame Filter in Adobe Photoshop CC
This tutorial will show you how to style and texture a rusty text, then add some flames using the filter, along with some other smoke and sparks textures to create a vibrant flaming text effect.
Create Luminous Text Using Photoshop 3D Layers
Learn how to create a super cool illuminated text effect using Photoshop’s 3D Layers. We’ll make your text really stand out by making it glow.
Create a Vintage Bloody Text Effect Wallpaper Design in Adobe Photoshop
This tutorial will show you how to layer a couple of grunge and watercolor brushes, then use them with some textures to create a wall with a real vintage look. After that, we’ll combine the text and some dripping brushes to add the writing on that wall.
October 2014 Update:
Candy Corn – Inspired Text Effect
This is a simple fun tutorial that will show you how to use Layer Styles to create an awesome, delicious, candy corn – inspired text effect.
Make A Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Text Effect In Photoshop
Learn how to make a spooky pumpkin 3D typography in Photoshop for the upcoming Halloween celebration. We’ll use a 3D text mockup just to make things easier. You can use the same 3D text mockup to create other creepy text effects like zombie, blood, ghost and so on. All you have to do is to change the colors and adjust the layer styles.
Create “The Walking Dead” Inspired Grungy Text Effect
Layering textures and brushes can give detail and depth to simple designs, making them look more interesting. This tutorial will show you how to do that, with the help of some blur filters and simple layer styles, in order to create a nice grungy text effect in Adobe Photoshop.
Cream And Chocolate Cake Photoshop Text Effect
In this tutorial we’ll create a delicious 3D cake typography in Photoshop using layer styles, 3D action generators and cake patterns. This is a tutorial that can be easily practiced by beginners as it has all the steps in detail.
Create 3D Text Surrounded By Flame
In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create 3D text surrounded by flame in Photoshop. We will render a 3D text in Photoshop and combine flame and crack textures with our text. We will use a number of Photoshop techniques such as image adjustments, layer blending modes, various tools and filters.
Create a Retro Gold Leather Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
Creating 3D text effect does not always require using the 3D tools. This tutorial will show you a simple way of using the shape attributes in Adobe Photoshop CC, along with a couple of layer styles, to create a retro, leather-like, 3D text effect pretty easily and quickly.
Create 3D Snow Text Effect Using Cinema4D And Photoshop
In this tutorial, I will walk you through the steps to create this 3D Snowy Text Effect Using Cinema4D and Photoshop. We will render the 3D text in Cinema4D, then apply the snow effect in Photoshop.
How to Write in the Sand in Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop’s Layer Styles are one of the quickest, yet most effective ways of achieving many different effects. This tutorial will show you how to combine the power of Layer Styles along with a couple of textures, brushes, and selection options to create a realistic-looking sand writing text effect.
Sweet Sugar Text Effect in Photoshop
I try my best not to eat a lot of sugar, but just this morning I was tempted by some delicious chocolate cake donuts, complete with frosting and peanuts on top. Simulating sugary snacks in Photoshop is the next best thing. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a sweet, sugary text effect in Photoshop using custom brushes and layer styles.
Meat Photoshop Food Text Style Tutorial
Today we are going to create a realistic raw meat typography in Photoshop using textures, patterns and styles. You can create a meat food text effect using any font type that you like. You can of course use custom shapes instead of the text layer. All you need is a realistic looking raw meat texture or pattern and the rest is just layer styles and other basic adjustments.
Create An Electrified Text Effect In Photoshop
In this tutorial, I will show you the process I used to this electrified text effect in Photoshop. We will use a circuitry stock image as our background, and add a couple of electric current image for our final effect.
Grass and Dirt Text Effect
This tutorial will explain a very simple and quick way to create a vivid grass and dirt text effect, with the help of Layer Masks, adjustment layers, and some basic Layer Effects.
Strawberry Fruit Pie Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial
In this tutorial we are going to create a fruit pie typography in Photoshop. You can use any filling for the pie; I choose strawberry because it is one of the most popular, but you can try with any fruit combination. You only need a realistic pie texture or pattern.
Create A Snake Leather Skin Text In Photoshop
Learn how to create a snake text effect in Adobe Photoshop using a reptile leather skin texture and some basic layer styles. This effect can be easily adapted to any kind of layer(text, shape or raster) so you can obtain unlimited number of results. The snake skin tutorial comes with the fully layered PSD source file so that you can easily understand the steps that I made.
How To Create A Stylish Black And Gold 3D Text Effect In Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop’s vector and 3D capabilities are a powerful combination, and can be used to create some fun and amazing 3D effects. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a stylish black and gold 3D text effect using vector shapes, 3D meshes and materials.
Notebook Paper Text Photoshop Tutorial
This is a back to school Photoshop tutorial that you can use to create truly unique text effects using your own name for example. I was inspired by a notebook icon that I found on deviantArt and decided to make a Photoshop text effect out of it.
Create Unique Splash Gold Typography In Photoshop
In this tutorial, I will show you the steps used to create this unique splash gold typography in Photoshop. We will use several gold textures to form the base on the text – along the way, we will be using a number of image adjustments, dodge/burn tool, selection tool to aid our effort in creating this text.
Create A Giraffe Leather And Fur Typography In Photoshop
In this tutorial we are going to create an interesting animal leather inspired text effect, with skin and fur details. I chose a giraffe for my tutorial, but the cool thing is that you can choose any animal you like, for example a zebra. Or you can go even further with the imagination and use a bird with a long neck like the stork.
How To Create A Smeared Ketchup Text Effect In Adobe Photoshop
In this tutorial, we will use a combination of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create a realistic-looking ketchup text effect. We will also show how to smear or smudge the ketchup effect in an optional step at the end.
How To Create A Delicious Jelly Bean Text Effect In Photoshop
In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a delicious jelly bean text effect in Adobe Photoshop using a simple custom brush, a stroke, and some layer styles.
Create Unique Neon Text Effect In Photoshop
In this tutorial, I will show you the processes used to created this unique neon text effect in Photoshop. We will be using a number of Photoshop techniques such as layer masking, selection, blending options, pen tool and adjustment layers.
How To Create A Lego Inspired Text Effect In Adobe Photoshop
In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a realistic-looking 3D text effect without utilizing any 3D software. I’ll specifically be using Adobe Photoshop but you should be able to do it in your favorite 3D software of choice. We’ll start by creating a single block and, through a series of techniques, we will begin to build a word.
Cookie Text Effect
This tutorial will guide you through the process of creating a cookie text effect purely in Adobe Photoshop. The effect is quite stunning and easy to do, plus it could be used on variety of textures and materials in order to achieve a different look.
Create A Soccer-Themed Text Effect In Photoshop
In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a soccer-themed text effect, using basic Layer Styles, brushes, and a couple of textures.
Create An Easy Realistic Gold Text Effect In Photoshop
In this tutorial we will explore an easy, but realistic Gold Text Effect in Photoshop.
Simple Bronze Text Effect
This tutorial will show you how to use two Layer Styles to create a simple, yet sophisticated, bronze text effect in a couple of minutes.
Create A 3D, Fruit-Textured, Text Effect
In this tutorial, we will use a combination of Modo, Photoshop, and Illustrator to create a fruit textured text effect that resembles an orange.
Sparkling Glass-Textured Text Effect
Photoshop’s Filters can be used to create nice textures easily and quickly. This tutorial will show you how to create a simple glass texture, then use it with a couple of Layer Styles to create a sparkling shiny text effect.
Create An Illuminated Text Effect In Photoshop
Illumination effects are a fun way to make your typography more interesting. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a text effect that is illuminated with tracks of small lights using several Photoshop tools including vector shapes, brushes, Layer Styles, and Adjustment Layers.
Elegant Glossy Text Effect
This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s Layer Styles and some simple Brush settings to create an elegant, slick text effect.
Metallic Rivets On Denim Text Effect
This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s Layer Styles and a simple Brush to create a metallic rivets – inspired text on a denim background.
Craft A Leathery Text Effect In Photoshop
In this tutorial, we are going to create a hanging leather text effect in Photoshop. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the process of creating this text effect by using some interesting techniques, patterns, and tools.
Create A Sleek Metallic 3D Text Effect In Photoshop CS6
This tutorial will show you how you can play around with the different settings to create a simple, yet sophisticated, metallic text effect.
Abstract Geometric Text
In this abstract geometric photoshop tutorial we are going to use simple geometric shapes as the triangle to create unique, origami looking text designs. This is a photoshop tutorial for beginners that teach you how to create cool photoshop effects.
Create An Elegant 3d Text Effect In Photoshop
This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop CS6’s Shape Attributes and 3D capabilities to create an elegant royal 3D text effect. It will guide you through modifying the shape settings, working on the 3D elements, creating the different materials, Adjusting the lights, and modifying the rendered result.
Dripping Honey On Toast Text Effect
This tutorial will show you a simple way of modifying a toast stock photo, and using a couple of Layer Styles with some useful tricks, to create a golden syrupy honey-on-toast inspired text effect.
Energy – Learn How To Make A Copper Metal 3D Text In Photoshop
In this video tutorial you will learn how to create a cool 3D text in photoshop without using any additional plugin or 3D software. We will use the technique of stacking layers on top of each other in order to achive a 3d text look.
Make A Glossy Red Heart Text In Photoshop
In this tutorial we’ll create a beautiful glossy red heart text effect for the Valentine’s Day. You can use of course any heart shape, icon, stock image, etc. I decided to use a glamour glossy heart because it goes perfectly with the pearl brushes.
Ice Snowflakes Text Effect In Photoshop
Learn how to create an icy snowflake text effect in Photoshop using some simple Photoshop techniques. All you have to do is to creatively use snowflake brushes to create a border for the text. We’ll also create an ice texture with layer styles. For this tutorial you have to know basic Photoshop information about working with brushes, layer masks and Photoshop styles.
Sewing Embroidery Effect In Photoshop
Stitching and sewing can be created also in Photoshop with very realistic results. So in this tutorial we’ll create a embroidered logo using only layer styles and of course a fabric material. I chose a denim fabric texture but you can of course choose any fabric you want. If you change the material automatically you will have to adjust also all the layer styles.
Dark Gothic Text With Fire Effects In Photoshop
Learn how to create a dark Gothic Photoshop text effect using some cool fire flame effects and fire brushes.
Create A Fur Text Style In Photoshop
Learn how to create a fur text effect in Photoshop using a effective 1-click action that you can download for free. The tutorial shows you the few easy steps that you must follow in order to obtain the best results. The furry effect is fully customizable, fully editable and you can switch through different leather textures with just a single change in the smart object layer that contains the texture/pattern image.
Create Abstract Text Effect With Metal Scraps In Photoshop
This tutorial will show you the processes of creating an abstract style, shattered text effect with metal scraps in Photoshop. We will use just one scrap metal stock image and build the text effect based on it. Methods including image adjustments, selection, brush painting will be used in this tutorial.