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55 Ridiculously Cool Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

55 Ridiculously Cool Photoshop Text Effect TutorialsRemember how scary it was when you were a little kid and you had to start reading books in school that didn’t have any pictures in them? Truth be told, that little kid still exists inside all of us; it’s one of the reasons why print media designs often rely on photos and illustrations rather than walls of bland text.

But text doesn’t have to be boring-after all, text is just another form of visual imagery, one that can become a beautiful work of art with the use of unique fonts or interesting Photoshop effects.

To help print designers in 2014 incorporate cool text effects into the visual identity of their designs, here are some of our top picks for the best Photoshop text tutorials.

Easy Photoshop Text Tutorials for Beginners

If you’re still learning the fundamentals of design or want some quick-and-easy text ideas to jazz up your print designs, these beginner tutorials will be a big asset. In your lessons you’ll learn how to apply texture and 3D effects, create logos, utilize masks and other simple techniques for enhancing your text.

1. Using Text As A Container For More Text In Photoshop

Using Text As A Container For More Text In Photoshop

2. Glossy Emblem Text Effects

Glossy Emblem Text Effects

3. Icy Styles in Photoshop

Icy Styles in Photoshop

4. How To Create a Gold Text Effect in Photoshop

How To Create a Gold Text Effect in Photoshop

5. Moon Shine Text Effect

Moon Shine Text Effect

6. Simple Styled Text with Stars Effect

Simple Styled Text with Stars Effect

7. Elegant Glossy Gold Text Effect

Elegant Glossy Gold Text Effect

8. Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

9. The Sugar Bag Effect

The Sugar Bag Effect

10. Easy Chalk Ornament Typography in Photoshop

Easy Chalk Ornament Typography in Photoshop

11. Abstract Shining Text Effect with Groovy Font

Abstract Shining Text Effect with Groovy Font

12. Easy Plastic Text with Layer Styles In Photoshop

Easy Plastic Text with Layer Styles In Photoshop

13. Papercraft Text Effect

Papercraft Text Effect

14. Making a Clipping Mask With Text In Photoshop

Making a Clipping Mask With Text In Photoshop

15. Simple Bokeh Text Effect

Simple Bokeh Text Effect

16. Waves Text Effect

Waves Text Effect

17. Create a Trendy Typographic Poster Design

Create a Trendy Typographic Poster Design

18. How to Create an Impressive-Looking Text Effect

How to Create an Impressive-Looking Text Effect

19. Lost in Space Typography in Photoshop

Lost in Space Typography in Photoshop

Intermediate Photoshop Text Tutorials

These text tutorials are a little more advanced and require some basic knowledge of various Photoshop techniques-but don’t worry, each tutorial provides links to the supplementary information you’ll need to complete the design. In some cases, additional programs may be required, such as Adobe Illustrator.

20. Quick Tutorial: Create a Reusable Retro Type Treatment

Create a Reusable Retro Type Treatment

21. Stunning 3D Effects in 30 Minutes

Stunning 3D Effects in 30 Minutes

22. Soft Stylized 3D Type

Soft Stylized 3D Type

23. Wood Inlay Text

Wood Inlay Text

24. Create a Candy Flavored Text Effect in Photoshop

Create a Candy Flavored Text Effect in Photoshop

25. How to Quickly Create a Stylish Retro Text Effect

Stylish Retro Text Effect

26. 80′s Style Design Using Photoshop

80s Style Design Using Photoshop

27. Creating Retro Folded Typography Using Photoshop

Creating Retro Folded Typography Using Photoshop

28. Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop

29. Text In Stitches

Text In Stitches

30. How to Create Suspended Text Effect

How to Create Suspended Text Effect

31. Funky Stickers

Funky Stickers

32. Using Light and Shade to Bring Text to Life

Using Light and Shade to Bring Text to Life

33. Folded Text Effect

Folded Text Effect

34. Chalk Text Effect

Chalk Text Effect

35. Number Candles Text Effect

Number Candles Text Effect

36. Gorgeous Glassy Text Effect

Gorgeous Glassy Text Effect

Advanced Photoshop Text Tutorials

These Photoshop tutorials are for more knowledgeable designers, helping them to create beautifully complex word art and 3D special effects. Many of these tutorials will require the use of additional software, such as 3D rendering tools.

37. Create 3D Rubber and Glass Text in Photoshop CS6

Create 3D Rubber and Glass Text in Photoshop CS6

38. Shiny Inflated Foil 3D Text Effect

Shiny Inflated Foil 3D Text Effect

39. Create a 3D Ice Text Effect With Modo and Photoshop

Create a 3D Ice Text Effect With Modo and Photoshop

40. Delicious Bagels Text Effect

Delicious Bagels Text Effect

41. 3D Skyscraper Text Effect in Photoshop CS5

3D Skyscraper Text Effect in Photoshop CS5

42. Advanced Glow Effects

Advanced Glow Effects

43. Create a Magma Hot Text Effect in Photoshop

Create a Magma Hot Text Effect in Photoshop

44. Create a 3D Flowery Text Effect

3D Flowery Text Effect

45. How to Create 3D Text Blocks in Photoshop

How to Create 3D Text Blocks in Photoshop

46. 3D Textured Text Effect

3D Textured Text Effect

47. Simple 3D Acrylic Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Simple 3D Acrylic Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

48. How to Create Colorful Wooden 3D Text

How to Create Colorful Wooden 3D Text

49. How to Make Translucent 3D Text

Translucent 3D Text

50. Create a Spectacular Style Text Effect

Create a Spectacular Style Text Effect

51. Photoshop Tutorial: Master 3D Type Effects

Master 3D Type Effects

52. How to Create a 3D Text Photo Manipulation

How to Create a 3D Text Photo Manipulation

53. Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography

Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography

54. Create 3D Type Using Photoshop CS6

Create 3D Type Using Photoshop CS6

55. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Discover Hidden Depths in Type illustration

Discover Hidden Depths in Type Illustration

Conclusion

Creating art with words will never die, no matter how advanced our capabilities for image rendering take us. When paper with moving images like a computer screen becomes commonplace, designers will still be using text to convey their message and create visual interest. Challenge yourself to design with stunning text and see where your creativity takes you.

We’d love to see what you come up with, so share examples of your best text effects in the comments below. And if you know of other helpful Photoshop text tutorials or you’ve created tutorials of your own, now’s your chance to share them with the world.

For more interesting Photoshop techniques, be sure to check out our list of the best free photo editing tutorials.

Vladimir Gendelman Author: Vladimir Gendelman

As CEO of CompanyFolders.com, Vladimir is a knowledgeable authority in print marketing and graphic design for businesses. He leads a team of talented designers and experts dedicated to helping customers create print collateral that puts forth the best possible impression. You can keep up with Vladimir by connecting with him on Google+ and Twitter.

Discussion

  1. Steve's Cat says:

    I wonder how hard it would be to describe to a freelancer how to make these effects for a logo? Some of these look pretty awesome, but also awesomely complex..

    • Ralph says:

      First of all you don’t have to describe it, because you can show examples , such as these but secondly these designs & effects are not suitable for any logo. Like you saw the techniques are way too complex for a logo. The best logo’s are simple, but clever and perfectly executed. It should be read and memorised easily when printed small on a ball pen or when it’s on a billboard which people drive by with 100 km per hour.

  2. WebTecHelp says:

    Great post . Thankz :)

  3. sultan says:

    this is great post. i am new in design world. i think this learning is most affective for new learner.

    Thanks ! Thanks ! ! Thanks ! ! !

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