Photoshop Text Effects Round-Up: 51 Text Effect Tutorials Every Designer Should See

Posted by Justin

Text and the way it looks is a major part of any design. A great design can be cheapened if the text on the page looks wrong. Any logo is almost entirely text. From water to fire, these 51 tutorials will show you how to create any style of text you want.

  1. Aqua Text
    Re-create the font style that Mac OSX is famous for.
  2. 3D Cliff Text
    Make text that looks like it’s a part of the land.
  3. Matrix Style Text
    Take the red pill and learn how to create text in the style of The Matrix.
  4. Brick Text
    Create text that looks like it was chipped out of a brick wall.
  5. Set Your Text On Fire
    An advanced tutorial that shows how to create realistic flaming text.
  6. Explosion Effect
    Explode your text with this tutorial.
  7. Spiderman 3 Style Text
    Create text in the style of the Spiderman 3 logo.
  8. Colorful Light Burst Effect
    Create text that looks as if it’s bursting out.
  9. Web 2.0 Sticker Text Effect
    Another Web 2.0 style text effect, but this one looks as if it was a sticker.
  10. 3D Text
    Another tutorial showing how to create 3D text from a different perspective.
  11. Worn Rubber Stamp Text
    Make text look as if were stamped on a page.
  12. Chalk Text Effect
    Text that looks like chalk on asphault.
  13. Blown Out 3D Text
    3D text in the style of 3D films.
  14. Create A Professional Looking Logo
    A tutorial showing how the use of gradients and shadows can create professional looking text.
  15. Shiny 3D Text
    Another 3D tutorial that shows you how to create a reflective logo.
  16. Reflective Liquid Type
    Create text that looks like reflective water.
  17. Shiny Floor Effect
    Make it look like your text is being reflected from a shiny floor.
  18. Water Text
    This tutorial shows you how to create text that looks like water on any background.
  19. Grungy, Slimey Text
    Use this tutorial to make text look as if it emerged from a swamp.
  20. Chrome Metal Effect
    Create a beveled chrome font effect.
  21. Gold Plated Text
    A tutorial showing how to make your text look gold plated.
  22. Graffiti Text With Photoshop
    Create realistic looking graffiti on structures like walls.
  23. Transparent GLass Lettering
    Very shiny and transparent lettering good for many uses.
  24. Swirl Text
    Create a bright swirl using text.
  25. Highlight and Shadow Effect
    Create text with a pixelated, mosaic background.
  26. Glowing Gel Text
    Glowing text that looks like gel.
  27. 3 Stroked Text
    Stylized text that looks layered.
  28. Icy Cold Effect
    Text that looks like ice is creeping up around it.
  29. Very Stylish 3D Pixel Text
    Make pixelated text that looks 3D.
  30. Chrome Text
    Make chrome text that looks like it’s gleaming.
  31. Rusted Slime Effect
    Make your text look like rust is coming down from it.
  32. Worn and Torn Text Effect
    Text that looks worn out and falling apart.
  33. Dreamy Text Effect
    Create text like something out of a dream.
  34. Schocking Text
    A text effect that looks as if bolts of electricity are coming out of it.
  35. Furry Text
    Use brushes to create text in any pattern.
  36. Realistic Stone Effect
    Create text that looks like it was carved out of stone.
  37. Gutsy Text
    Create text that looks like it contains intestines.
  38. Soft, Plastic Text
    Plastic text that looks great on any dark background.
  39. Turf Text
    Blend any style text into turf.
  40. Diamond Text
    Bling out your text with diamonds.
  41. Molten Lava Blast Effect
    Use gradients and layer styles to create molten lava text.
  42. Mossy Effect
    Text that looks as if moss is growing on it.
  43. Ice Text
    Lettering that looks like it’s frozen stiff.
  44. Plastic Effect
    Make your text look like it’s wrapped in shiny plastic.
  45. Fragmented Tiles Text Effect
    Put layered tiles on the inside of your text.
  46. Zoom Text
    Give your text a little zoom blur.
  47. Pixel Text
    Create beveled text without layer styles.
  48. Image Inside Text
    Add an image to the inside of your text.
  49. Gold And Ruby Text
    Make gold text that looks like it contains jewels.
  50. Girly Bling Text Effect
    Sparkling letters in a feminine style.
  51. Halftone Effect
    Surround your text with a halftone style.

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Reader Comments

  1. Sway - September 6th, 2007

    A great list of tutorials here, thanks!

  2. TitanDeGroot - September 6th, 2007

    This is a great website with a lot of photoshop help. Thank you!

  3. Uripides - September 6th, 2007

    Awesome! these are classics!

  4. Zakk Forchilli - September 6th, 2007

    Amazing. I immediatley posted this on my site.

  5. Dish Chick - September 6th, 2007

    Wow now I can do all this stuff by myself, for some reason I thought it was impossible..

  6. Dennis Plucinik - September 6th, 2007

    Hey man, nice job with these. Looks like you made out well on Digg too. Good luck with the traffic!

  7. rony john - September 6th, 2007

    Outstanding tutorials.

  8. WickedT - September 7th, 2007

    Love it!

  9. cenourinha - September 7th, 2007

    Great list!

  10. eBooksBay - September 7th, 2007

    Very cool tutorials.

  11. focsa - September 7th, 2007


  12. Ivan Minic - September 7th, 2007

    Brilliant collection!

  13. James Seay - September 7th, 2007

    Useful info, thanks!

  14. accessko - September 7th, 2007

    Hey man, thx for these.

  15. replacement parts - September 7th, 2007

    great font list

  16. Graffiti Text Effect - September 7th, 2007

    Love the list of Text Effect tutorials!

    Here’s a good one Graffiti Text Effect tutorial that you should add to your list…


  17. hannah - September 7th, 2007

    thanks so much for these

  18. nabin - September 7th, 2007

    added to delicious!

  19. Drsmith - September 8th, 2007

    thank yoy for this collection. it is a good work

  20. Duong Nguyen - September 9th, 2007

    Great work! ;)

  21. Planet Malaysia - September 9th, 2007

    Awesome. This is the time for me to test it out!

  22. martinsc - September 10th, 2007

    great tutorials… have bookmarked them.

  23. Mark - September 10th, 2007

    I added this one to my favourites! Great stuff..

  24. marcio - September 10th, 2007

    fantastic aporte, good work!!!!!

  25. Ta4ka - September 11th, 2007

    Cool stuff

  26. Gailen - September 11th, 2007

    Nice collection of tutorials! Thanks for putting this list together.

  27. Michiel Schenkius - September 12th, 2007

    Thanx a million for making this list (with sample pics!)!

  28. Photoshop Tutorials - September 13th, 2007

    Great list, thanks for sharing.

  29. Jenny - September 13th, 2007


  30. Tim Hollis - September 13th, 2007

    Very cool. I saved it to favorites and will return. Thanks.

  31. Shawn - September 15th, 2007

    Great list of tutorials. Keep them coming.

  32. Conscious - September 19th, 2007

    Pretty awesome…

  33. Juha - September 20th, 2007

    Wow – This is a must-have bookmark! Thank you.

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  35. Platinax - September 24th, 2007

    Now that is a lovely set of tutorials – been uming and ahing about buying photoshop, but I don’t think I have any choice in the matter now. :)

  36. Cal Smith - October 3rd, 2007

    Great stuff! A wonderful help.

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  38. Dimych - October 18th, 2007

    Great stuff! Very good tutorials introduced here. Thanks for that!

  39. Kelly Martin - October 23rd, 2007

    great job, enjoyed reading …

  40. Stephan Miller - October 24th, 2007

    Cool, I am always looking for new effects.

  41. Vlad Nicula - November 8th, 2007

    Grate-looking result! I am really happy to find some grate stuff like this right now!

  42. Wydblog - November 14th, 2007

    nice collection! xD thanks

  43. Thiago Alexandre - December 3rd, 2007

    Nice collection!!!
    Good work

  44. Matt Ridout - February 21st, 2008

    great selection of tips for photoshop, have stumbled!

  45. Pixy - February 29th, 2008

    Thanks a lot for this cool collection of tutorials! It is true that every designer should see it. I loved the Furry Text and Plastic Effect:)

  46. Gadget Boy - May 12th, 2008

    great work
    my favorite must be light burst effect
    thanks for sharing your stuff with us

  47. America - May 12th, 2008

    Thanks, this is one of the best collections of text effects all in one place !!

  48. paresh - August 3rd, 2008

    great typography, thanks for sharing.

  49. kpss cd - August 24th, 2008

    nice collection.

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