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.
Use the Pen Tool and a lot of patience to create this excellent grass effect.
This beginner-level tutorial allows you to create text that glows.
Learn about the concepts behind lighting and shading to make your text stand out.
This is PSDTUT’s rendition of the popular glass text effect.
A classic text effect that rarely turns out classy (instead of gaudy and cheesy).
6. Icey Styles
Uses some basic Layer Styles like Bevel and Emboss to create a cold text effect.
Set your text on fire with the Smudge Tool and some layer masking.
Using wood textures and some layer masks, you can create this "wooden inlay" effect.
Learn about the Brushes Palette to achieve a water-color painting effect.
Find out how to create this "Sugar Bag" effect using basic Layer Styles and selections.
11. Text In Stitches
This tutorial shows you how to create an stiched effect using a custom brush set.
12. Text Ticker
Mimic the text that you commonly see in "news tickers".
This is PhotoshopStar’s rendition of this popular pop-culture text effect.
Use a load of Layer Styles to create this text effect seen in the film "Bee Movie".
Create a quick and sleek "Web 2.0" feel with this easy Photoshop tutorial.
Learn how to create a translucent text effect.
Quickly create this "dreamy" text effect using some basic Layer Styles.
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
This is another quick tutorial on how to make this text effect using layer styles.
This tutorial shows a way to apply the halftone effect to the background of your text.
21. Text on Turf
This tutorial uses the Noise Filter to create the grass-like texture.
22. Spray Paint Text
Create your own digital grafitti by following this excellent tutorial from PSD Learning.
23. Scanline Text
This is PSD Learning’s beautiful take on the relatively "old-school" scan line technique.
24. Retro Text
This tutorial uses both Photoshop and Illustrator to create a retro look.
This tutorial from psdfan shows you how you can apply this popular effect on text.
26. Pimp your text
Can’t afford real bling-bling? Make some digital ones with this quick tutorial.
27. Paint Effect
UBL Designes shows us how to accent text as though you splattered paint on it.
Create a 3D text effect by duplicating layers and offsetting each layer.
Create a colorful neon text effect by using a Gradient Overlay and a few Layer Styles.
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