30 Beautiful Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

There are thousands of Photoshop tutorials out there, but few that are top-notch in terms of instructions, presentation – and of course – outcome. In this post, you’ll find 30 beautiful, high-quality Adobe Photoshop tutorials from top tutorial sites and designers like PSDTUTS, PSHERO, and Abduzeedo.

1. Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect - screen shot.

Use the Pen Tool and a lot of patience to create this excellent grass effect.

2. Create a Layered Glowing Text Effect

Create a Layered Glowing Text Effect - screen shot.

This beginner-level tutorial allows you to create text that glows.

3. Using Light and Shade to Bring Text to Life

Using Light and Shade to Bring Text to Life - screen shot.

Learn about the concepts behind lighting and shading to make your text stand out.

4. Transparent Glass Lettering

Transparent Glass Lettering - screen shot.

This is PSDTUT’s rendition of the popular glass text effect.

5. How To Create A Gold Text Effect

How to Create A Gold Text Effect - screen shot.

A classic text effect that rarely turns out classy (instead of gaudy and cheesy).

6. Icey Styles

Icey Styles - screen shot.

Uses some basic Layer Styles like Bevel and Emboss to create a cold text effect.

7. Dramatic Text on Fire Effect

Dramatic Text on Fire Effect - screen shot.

Set your text on fire with the Smudge Tool and some layer masking.

8. Wood Inlay Text

Wood Inlay Text - screens hot.

Using wood textures and some layer masks, you can create this "wooden inlay" effect.

9. Watercolor Text

Watercolor Text - screen shot.

Learn about the Brushes Palette to achieve a water-color painting effect.

10. The Sugar Bag Effect

The Sugar Bag Effect - screen shot.

Find out how to create this "Sugar Bag" effect using basic Layer Styles and selections.

11. Text In Stitches

Text In Stitches - screen shot.

This tutorial shows you how to create an stiched effect using a custom brush set.

12. Text Ticker

Text Ticker - screen shot.

Mimic the text that you commonly see in "news tickers".

13. Cartoon/Comic-Style Text Effect

Cartoon/Comic-Style Text Effect - screen shot.

This is PhotoshopStar’s rendition of this popular pop-culture text effect.

14. ‘Bee Movie’ Text Effect

Bee Movie Text Effect - screen shot.

Use a load of Layer Styles to create this text effect seen in the film "Bee Movie".

15. Simple, Sleek and Stylish Text Effect

Simple, Sleek and Stylish Text Effect - screen shot.

Create a quick and sleek "Web 2.0" feel with this easy Photoshop tutorial.

16. Smooth Glass Type

Smooth Glass Type - screen shot.

Learn how to create a translucent text effect.

17. Moon Shine Text Effect

Moon Shine Text Effect - screen shot.

Quickly create this "dreamy" text effect using some basic Layer Styles.

18. Colorful Glowing Text Effect

Colorful Glowing Text Effect - screen shot.

Create this layered, glowing effect by separating the text in individual layers and a white to transparent gradient layer to get this cool, colorful glowing text effect.

19. Bubble Text

Bubble Text - screen shot.

This is another quick tutorial on how to make this text effect using layer styles.

20. Killer Halftone Effect

Killer Halftone Effect - screen shot.

This tutorial shows a way to apply the halftone effect to the background of your text.

21. Text on Turf

Text on Turf - screen shot.

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

22. Spray Paint Text

Spray Paint Text - screen shot.

Create your own digital grafitti by following this excellent tutorial from PSD Learning.

23. Scanline Text

Scanline Text - screen shot.

This is PSD Learning’s beautiful take on the relatively "old-school" scan line technique.

24. Retro Text

Retro Text - screen shot.

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

25. Grunge Text Effect

Spectacular Style Text Effect - screen shot.

This tutorial from psdfan shows you how you can apply this popular effect on text.

26. Pimp your text

Grunge Text Effect - screen shot.

Can’t afford real bling-bling? Make some digital ones with this quick tutorial.

27. Paint Effect

Pimp your text - screen shot.

UBL Designes shows us how to accent text as though you splattered paint on it.

28. Spectacular Style Text Effect

Paint Effect - screen shot.

Create a 3D text effect by duplicating layers and offsetting each layer.

29. Shining Neon Text Effect

Shining Neon Text Effect - screen shot.

Create a colorful neon text effect by using a Gradient Overlay and a few Layer Styles.

30. Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography

Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography - screen shot.

Uses vector files to accent your text to achieve a similar look as the sample.

Show it off!

If you use one of these tutorials – we’d love to see your work – post it online and link to it in the comments. If you don’t have a server, you can use one of the many image hosting services like Flickr or even ImageShack.

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This was published on Sep 9, 2008


Hey, thanks for featuring 3 of my tutorials, great list!

Janko Sep 09 2008

Nice collection, I haven’t seen them all

Rudy Herman Sinen Sep 09 2008

Amazingly creative.
I like the Grass effect, stitches and the cute Bee Movie.

its amazing

Marco Sep 10 2008

Thanks for sharing! Too bad none of my tutorials got selected :( .

Check one of them here:

Keep up the great work!

Free Apple Gear Sep 10 2008

Wow. This stuff is amazing. I’ll have to give these effects a try.

Fouad Sep 10 2008

Wow… Great

Marilu Sep 10 2008

Thank you so much guys, these are great tutorials and referrals for others. Now, all I have to do is find the e-mail addresses of all my boring typography professors I had in Art school…lol

Marilu Sep 10 2008

Even if by a miracle, I do hope the boring professors see this post, lol. Sep 10 2008

Wow! this tutorial really cool! i love and being as a tech person who work on many things with Photoshop i just love this one. You guys rock!

i will try this one..

Krazd Sep 10 2008

beautiful tutorials! dugg!

mahsyar90 Sep 10 2008

wow!its great!
i have to bookmark this! lol

ilyas TEKER Sep 10 2008


thanks for sharing

Niyaz Sep 10 2008

Thanks for the great list….

Synergy Designs Sep 10 2008

Great collection. I just started using Photoshop and these tutorials will sure point me in the right direction.

starry Sep 10 2008

Awesome list of text effects! I love messing around with photoshop! My favorite software. Thanks for the nice list.

Mr.Mikey Sep 10 2008

These look FANTASTIC, and I’m about to design a new logo / header. What can I say? It’s pretty damn perfect!

ResonantFish Sep 10 2008

#13 – You forget to mention that for all of these, you should SPELL THE WORDS CORRECTLY!


bangbouh Sep 10 2008

Great collection. thanks!

Tom Ross Sep 10 2008

Thanks for featuring one of my tuts. Great list!

PhotoshopFrenzy Sep 10 2008

A few more for ya:

Cool metallic text:


Shocking text:

erichansa Sep 10 2008

The “fire” font is impressive

bauty Sep 10 2008

increibles… mil gracias !!!!! keep up the good (awesome) work!!!!!

Im liken these pixs

Dave Whittle Sep 10 2008

Dynamite collection – thanks for finding the quality effects and putting them all in one place.

IhateDesign Sep 10 2008

Pretty amazing, its just what im looking for for teaching photoshop to my sister

sampat Sep 10 2008

really good. now i am able to do all this.thanks

Hei.It is fantastic pictures.A person who create it must be smart.

Craig Sep 12 2008

Don’t bother with the smooth glass type…it’s trashed

Paul Sanderson Sep 12 2008

I need your help…

in feb this year i started this its a resource for developers and designers.

But I need help

I need links to web design and development, site , articles links…… anything you think of….

Please are you able to help me make this into a great resource for developers and designers.

Ernest Asante Sep 13 2008

I want some of your free tutorials how do I get them. I am a graphic designer.

Jacob Gube Sep 13 2008

jose: Awesome, I’m assuming you tried the Smooth Glass Type tutorial from Luxa (#16 on the list)?

sandi Sep 14 2008

Noo too amazing. But it’s so nice…

Mobility Creative Sep 15 2008

Plenty of good tutorials here. Will have to look at them when I get a chance to and even try some out and see what I come up with. It’s always good to see some good tutorials. Thanks for the links.

Thanks for all of this. I now just have to find the time to master the effects. I guess one a week would be a good start.


Diane Sep 23 2008

Love this resource and will use it often. I’ve already used #18 for a church announcement for our youth retreat. I have it on the announcements slideshow on the front page of our site at Thank you for organizing these tutorials for us.

Anthony Sep 25 2008

thats awesome i thought i was good at photoshop. your great. check out my work if you want

Tanya Sep 30 2008

Gorgeous tuts! Thank u!!

Jarkendia Oct 04 2008

Sweet! Thanks ;)

gosk2001 Oct 22 2008

really thanks about that

30 efectos de texto en Photoshop (Tutorial) Nov 09 2008

[…recopilados en 30 espectaculares efectos de texto en Photoshop…]

Great. Not all, but thera are many nice example.

Jessie Dec 04 2008

Wonderful tutorial round up, thanks! This is what I ended up with:

Pixelwiese Dec 09 2008

most of them are really good.

This is really something i was looking a long time ago!!

McAwal Jan 15 2009

nice list

Jesse Jan 25 2009


Waqar Mar 09 2009

Here Is My Work With The Help Of This Tut….


Nityananda Mar 13 2009

I Agree this ia a Fabulous Brash

lemon Apr 03 2009


dmx87 May 04 2009

Thanks for featuring……..the quality effects and putting them all in one place.

I love the first one “EARTH”. “FIRE” also nice. :-)

Rob Wallace May 24 2009

Thanks — my new logo is Vcool Transparent Glass lettering is working.

james Jun 08 2009

nice list
here is best text ,3d text,and Typographic text Photoshop Tutorial

better if aall the tutorial is in PDF format

It is very useful. keep the creativity

chonky Jul 14 2009

nice dude

very nice text effects

Ashely Adams Jul 23 2009

These tutorials are an excellent way of learning useful Photoshop text effects. Some of them unleash the real power of Photoshop. I liked the “Transparent Glass Lettering” and the “Moon Shine Text Effect” very much and the accompanying tutorials showed me everything I needed to know. Thanks a lot for the post.

Marc Bohlen Sep 03 2009

Nice collection, my favorites are Moon Shine Text Effect and Smooth Glass Type

nadeem ullah Sep 05 2009

better if aall the tutorial is in PDF format

game4home Sep 21 2009

nice effect

Said Abdullah Oct 03 2009

It is very useful go a head
There is an other resource like that in this site:

awang Nov 01 2009

nice tutorials

Patrick Amrhein Nov 02 2009

Wow! What a great collection …

Borat Nov 05 2009


this is crazyyyyyyyyyyyyy

woww!!!! great collection! i LOVE them…very nice!!!!

taylor Dec 14 2009

nice thanks for the asome tuts!!!!!

Isaac Dec 23 2009

Thanks a million! Now I can create a header for my site with an elegant text myself.

Th3 L3g3nd Dec 30 2009

Thanks Kyle Pero i reallly loved your work thanks thanks to all of you hope you make more and diiferent

shani khan Dec 31 2009

very beutifull style its good and i hope God give u more idias and you creat more new style.thanks

sourabh Raghuwnahi Jan 12 2010

These tutorials are an excellent way of learning useful Photoshop text effects. Some of them unleash the real power of Photoshop. I liked the “Transparent Glass Lettering” and the “Moon Shine Text Effect” very much and the accompanying tutorials showed me everything I needed to know. Thanks a lot for the post.

i almost peed myself! Great tut’s

anupama Feb 05 2010

wow its amezing & very niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

poperechny Mar 10 2010

Thanks! Great article!

malyarov Mar 16 2010

Very nice effects!

mironovpoet Mar 20 2010

Nice post! Thanks a lot!

inutina Mar 22 2010

Very well! Good luck!

dvaberega Mar 23 2010

Very nice tutorials!

Dipashri Mar 24 2010

its very cool & it is always helps me. thank u so much.

vronskaya Mar 25 2010


nikolaevcity Mar 27 2010


travias Mar 27 2010

Very nice!!! Thanks!

drummer Mar 28 2010

Cooool! Thanks!

golubkova Mar 29 2010

Best site! Thanks!

bharathi Mar 30 2010

wawwwwwwwwwwwwww, superb and cool , thanks

Boris Mar 30 2010

It is helps me. Thanks!

rukami Apr 01 2010

Great articles!

Nageldesign Apr 03 2010

Great stuff guys! I really don’t know how much time it takes for your guys to compile such a list of excellent resources but it takes a lot of time for me to digest it all! Keep up the good work! Thank you!

KUNAL Apr 06 2010


The N Apr 09 2010

cool tutorials!

PSDDude Apr 12 2010

Wow ! Very nice text effects ! Really different and beautiful !

joochon Apr 13 2010

thank you so much
it’s a wonderful, verrrrry useful guide.!!!

Strony Szczecin Apr 28 2010

Very nice pack text-effects. Thx.

Debaru Paul May 03 2010


I need to thank you for the sharing awesome collection

abhimanyu malhotra May 13 2010

i want the photoshop lighting effects

Preeti May 14 2010

very nice text effect

Arshad Cini May 14 2010

Yesterday i created similar one like ”Text In Stitches”

Thanks for putting them together

Thanks for this list

The grass effect is GREAT !! :D

Caillou May 19 2010

Thank for share ! Great design :D

Badhusha May 20 2010

Nice but Same Effects not workout

chepzs May 20 2010

nice work!..but some not workout..hope can improve..

manron Jun 02 2010

wowww…… is amaze i inspired to study photoshop tnx 4 sharing guys….

Barbara Jun 25 2010

I didn’t try them all but it’s a really goood source of inspiration. Go on guys !

Wow, what a great collection. Looking forward to hear more like this …

Smooth Booth Jul 19 2010

Another quality post, choosing the right font can be a pain in my experience as it can make or break your work, think you’ve covered most design styles here. Nice one.

good & kodi guddu

janoko Aug 24 2010

Nice :)
But sorry, i don’t try to make any.
Thanks a lot

janoko Aug 24 2010

I meant…
i don’t try to make any yet

Christina Aug 25 2010

Very Great Job…Wonderful Effects…(L)(L)(L)(K)(K)(K)

soroush Sep 06 2010

Hi…that is great list ….but verey hard to try it…but verey nice…tnx…

BraCeLet Sep 10 2010

Retro Text is great ! I LOVE IT :) Thank you for sharing that.

Cesar Slater Sep 18 2010

Wow nice tutorial It really helps me a lot thank for this tutorial guys I loved it..

nice post…

aries Sep 26 2010

I think, that is too great masterpice!!

Zacuska Oct 10 2010

Thank for share

Thanks for compiling all of these great designs. This should be bookmarked by all who want to learn Photoshop and make great effects in their texts or logos.

zubair Nov 23 2010

Waaoo…Excellent work

Shiva Dec 04 2010

Greatest Tutorial I ever seen ! :) Thanks

m.marysuresh Dec 11 2010

Very nice pack text-effects.

m.marysuresh Dec 11 2010

text effects very super

Nutan Erathi Dec 20 2010

Simply superb !! Great site, thank you for sharing :)

Nutan Erathi Dec 20 2010

Simply marvellous. Great site !!

Yuyun aimomsya Dec 20 2010

thanxs for the great collection… ^_^

layana thambi Jan 14 2011

wow its fentastic

layana thambi Jan 14 2011


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Lee Fuller Feb 12 2011

Great collection, an nice to see a few that haven’t been plastered in every other text effect collection..

ianskie Feb 16 2011

nice thanks 4 sharing

Wiyono Mar 02 2011

Really nice…
Thank you for sharing…

haifa Mar 21 2011

it`s really very nice and cool

Petto Mar 25 2011

Have any of you guys ever seen trey songs’ last albums logo font? does anyone reading this know how it was created?

ashm ashu Mar 29 2011

not bad collection but searching for something more catchy

Thanks for these, they are great. I was pleased to see a few I hadn’t seen before.

how to create a smurch effect…eg ink written on paper and the ink smurch a little around the paper…

Tairo May 02 2011

gracias espero que sirva para algo

rahul May 04 2011

thanks for this

amazing creativete superbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

Puneet Jun 15 2011

The bee movie effect text is great. Thanks for sharing the list.

Mohammad Jun 27 2011

amazing, I enjoyed them, the idea is more respectable than designing.

Mohammad Jun 27 2011

I enjoyed them all. very nice

himanshu Jul 01 2011

not bad collection but searching for something more catchy

The designs are so wonderful. Jul 16 2011

The designs are so wonderful.

sachin Jul 30 2011

Nice text efect I tray this

PhotoshopWarrior Aug 17 2011

The light and shade effect is awesome, thanks for the post

Anjali Aug 17 2011

These look FANTASTIC The designs are wonderful

Daniel Egirani Sep 02 2011

Woooooooooah am so pleased with those effects. i don’t know how i could even do those kind of effects and i aspire to be as good as those kind of designers….great work guys please help me out i want to be a very good graphic designer…is a great work you guys have.

Harry Sep 12 2011

the text effects are quite amazing…nice:)

someone till me brushes link plzz

S.Packiya raj Sep 16 2011

It is very nice and also every beginners to learn easily.

vothaby Sep 20 2011

great job

VISHAL PAWAR Sep 21 2011

i liks thes

Adarsha Chatterjee Sep 21 2011

I am thankful to this site as my system got many problem I had 2 lost all my works, by this site i got many reference.

I was almost offended when I saw that their was no tutorials by ChChCheckitsClan on youtube.

Raj Mehta Sep 23 2011

Useful photoshop text effect collection


vinoth.m Sep 23 2011

Very Nice and very effective.

sankar Sep 30 2011

very good tutorial

student Oct 01 2011

Love the fonts! Especially that ‘bee movie’ font! :-)

m.ralte Oct 06 2011


Ranie Oct 25 2011

Very good helpful tutorial…

Hazelyn Nov 02 2011

Cool. it really really helpful.. :)

meixi Nov 04 2011

Very good really helpful to me

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