30 Beautiful Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

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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.  These text effects are visually appealing and can provide for a better user experience and help grow your business on the internet!  Adding multimedia to your site is one of many marketing strategies on the web!

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

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

9. Watercolor Text

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

10. The Sugar Bag Effect

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

11. Text In Stitches

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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

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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

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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.

 

How to Choose

When choosing a theme to add to your site, make sure you are choosing a fitting text effect, if you choose to use these.  A college for example, may use a simpler text effect to look more professional, whereas an artist may choose a flashy font.  The best way to choose this is to go with a theme fitting for your site’s design, or even take a look at what your competitors are doing.

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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