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Published on April 22nd, 2014 | by Sergiu

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100+ Great FREE Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials for 2014

Typography plays an important part in web design and in any kind of design that need to send a strong message to the audience. Also, very important is not only the font that you chose, but the way you present it to be more attractive. A shadow, a 3D effect or a nice glass effect can increase the chance of that text to be more interesting and to make a better impression. There are a lot of techniques that are used in Adobe Photoshop to create awesome text effects and we discovered some of them and want to present you the best such tutorials that will help you in creating and testing nice effects on your fonts.

Create a realistic wooden 3D text image

There is a lot of typography-based artwork recently with more people getting their hands on 3D programs. However, creating 3D text with just Photoshop takes a certain amount craftsmanship and skills, leaving all the little details in your hands instead of letting the computer do all the work. So, in this tutorial we are going to take a few 2D textures as well as a few Photoshop techniques to create a realistic 3D text image.


Create a realistic wooden 3D text image


Papercraft Photoshop Text Effects

Wired Magazine introduced on the September 2008 issue a new headline design created by Mario Hugo. This cool headline design struck me with its beauty and simplicity. So I decided to turn this effect into a Photoshop tutorial. Although the effect is a bit different, all credit should be given to Mario Hugo.


Papercraft Photoshop Text Effects


Text In Stitches Photoshop Text Effect

Collection of creative Brush Set is very important asset in your photoshop territory.


Text In Stitches Photoshop Text Effect


Create a Metallic Type Treatment Using Photoshop and Cinema 4D

In this tutorial we will explain how to use Cinema 4D and Photoshop to create metal textured 3D typography that includes ornate and decorative swirls. Let’s get started!


Create a Metallic Type Treatment Using Photoshop and Cinema 4D


Candy Cane Text Effect Using Illustrator and Photoshop

In this graphic design tutorial, we’re going to use Illustrator and Photoshop together in order to create a candy cane text effect. This tutorial will show you how to use various vector-drawing tools in Illustrator to create a custom pattern brush and how to refine your vector work by finishing it off in Photoshop.


Candy Cane Text Effect Using Illustrator and Photoshop


Create 3D Rubber and Glass Text in Photoshop CS6

In this tutorial, we will explain how to use the vector editing and 3D capabilities of Photoshop to create rubber and glass 3D text. In the process, we will show you how to create the materials, modify the lighting, render the scene, and finally, how to enhance the color of the final result. Let’s get started!


Create 3D Rubber and Glass Text in Photoshop CS6


Decorated Gold Metallic Free Photoshop PSD Text Effect

This is another festive holidays-inspired text effect tutorial, that explains how to use Photoshop’s Layer Styles, very basic brushes, and a nice bokeh texture to create decorated golden metallic text effect.


Decorated Gold Metallic Free Photoshop PSD Text Effect


Quick Grungy Poster Photoshop Text Effect

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a sort of grunge poster. We will learn how to make some elements look a bit dirty, create textures, and add some depths to the elements using shadows and blend modes.


Quick Grungy Poster Photoshop Text Effect


Shiny Retro Text with Photoshop

Learn how to create this amazing typographic illustration with colorful type treatment. In this tutorial, Edmar Cisneros will show you how to create this artwork using Photoshop layer styles and special lighting effects.


Shiny Retro Text with Photoshop


Create a Crisp Metallic Text Effect in Photoshop

In this quick tip tutorial, we will explain how to create a crisp, metallic text effect using just a couple of layer styles in Photoshop. Let’s get started!


Create a Crisp Metallic Text Effect in Photoshop


Create an Ice Cream Type Treatment in Photoshop

It’s funny to see how simple objects can inspire creative type treatments. In the past I’ve played with plates, paper and wood. Today I will show you how to realize an awesome text effect using ice cream! The process is simple enough for any level Photoshop lover. We will be dealing with illustration techniques, and will explore the power of layer styles applied to custom brushes.


Create an Ice Cream Type Treatment in Photoshop


Embossed Metal Tag Free Photoshop Text Effect

This tutorial is a quick easy one, that will show you how you can use shapes and layered Layer Styles to create a simple embossed metal tag-inspired text effect.


Embossed Metal Tag Free Photoshop Text Effect


Colorful Glowing Photoshop Text Effect

After seeing some recent Type work by Vicenç Fontanet (or, Drasik), in his recent project for “Miniblack“, I just had to give the effect a shot myself in Photoshop. It’s a wondeful little style that could easily be integrated into any dark graphic design where some upbeat text is needed.


Colorful Glowing Photoshop Text Effect


Fantastic Color to 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

This is the first part of a two part series. Part two will be released tomorrow. In this piece you will learn how to bring a simple text to life and place everything in fantastic, colored and glowing 3D space. Some neat techniques covered here will allow you to bring your art to the next level. Don’t miss it!


Fantastic Color to 3D Text Effect in Photoshop


Illuminated Free Photoshop Text Effect

Create a text effect that is illuminated with tracks of small lights using several Photoshop tools including vector shapes, brushes, Layer Styles, and Adjustment Layers.


Illuminated Free Photoshop Text Effect


Knitted Argyle Text Effect Using Filter Forge and Photoshop

Photoshop plugins are great tools to help you save time and improve the quality of your work. In this tutorial, we will use Filter Forge to help create a knitted argyle text effect in Photoshop that you can use in your holiday illustrations. Let’s get started!


Knitted Argyle Text Effect Using Filter Forge and Photoshop


Broken Plate Typography Effect

In this tutorial I will explain how to realize funny letters that look like broken plates. We will start in Illustrator modifying the original font, then we will switch to Photoshop in order to play with textures and layer styles. Also we will deal with selection tools and simple methods to create 3d illusion always in Photoshop.


Broken Plate Typography Effect


Note Cards Free Photoshop Text Effect

This tutorial will show you a really simple way to create a bunch of note cards, and then add some pins to group them together, using mainly Layer Styles, and some other simple elements as well.


Note Cards Free Photoshop Text Effect


Using Light and Shade to Bring Text to Life

The best book I’ve ever read on drawing is one called Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. After reading it, I’m still pretty bad at drawing, but I did learn a lot about light and shade. In this tutorial we are going to take some very basic principles of light and shade to make a rather impressive-looking text effect.


Using Light and Shade to Bring Text to Life


Create Typography Poster Enigma Using Photoshop Text Effect

In this tutorial we will go through the process of making this typography poster called “Enigma” only using Adobe Photoshop. You will have a basic look into the 3D-Tool of Photoshop, how to texture and stylize your 3D Typography and how to make a shiny space background to create your own space-inspired text.


Create Typography Poster Enigma Using Photoshop Text Effect


Great Gooey Photoshop Text Effect

Create great looking, 3-Dimensional, gooey looking text . This technique does require minimal drawing skills but is definitely suitable for beginners. Enjoy and stay tuned for more tutorials!


Great Gooey Photoshop Text Effect


“Sports Center” Style Free Photoshop 3D Text Effect

If you have ever watched a sporting event on television, you have probably noticed some of the 3D graphics that television networks use during the programming. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create your own “Sports Center” inspired graphics using Photoshop CS6′s 3D capabilities combined with Filter Forge. In the process, we will show you how to use several tools including basic shapes, gradients, patterns, and textures. Let’s get started!


“Sports Center” Style Free Photoshop 3D Text Effect


Amazing Colorful Text Effect in Photoshop CS5

In the following Quick Tip tutorial you will learn how to mix different shapes, brushes and blending modes in Photoshop CS5 to create amazing colorful text effect. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!


Amazing Colorful Text Effect in Photoshop CS5


Create a Funky Retro Wavy Text Effect in Photoshop

We are going to create a retro-colored psychedelic background, which we are then going to apply to some text. The purpose of this tutorial is to learn how to mask out an image so that it just shows through the editable text, making it friendlier to modifications later on. We will also work with layering textures to create a grungy retro background..


Create a Funky Retro Wavy Text Effect in Photoshop


Create Explosive Typographic Effects in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial I will walk through the steps I used to create this illustration to bring alive the word “collide.


Create Explosive Typographic Effects in Cinema 4D


Text on Fire with Glossy Reflection in Photoshop

Burning text is a great looking special effect and it can be achieved with relative ease in Photoshop. Even a glossy looking surface reflection is easy to pull off. This tutorial shows how to make flaming text, but the technique will work with any kind of object.


Text on Fire with Glossy Reflection in Photoshop


Design Abstract Text Effect with Pen Tool and Grunge Brush Decoration in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps to design this abstract text effect with pen tool and grunge brush decoration in Photoshop. Along the way, we will practice using Pen Tool to draw some nice hair-like lines, as well as apply grunge brushsets for some cool abstract effect for our texts.


Design Abstract Text Effect with Pen Tool and Grunge Brush Decoration in Photoshop


Chrome & Crystal Photoshop Styles 1of3

Today we will learn how to realize a folded paper text effect from scratch in Photoshop. We will firstly create the background using a couple of patterns, then we will work on the type treatment with the help of the pen tool, layer masks and other useful techniques related to dodge,burn and the transform tool. This tutorial is very simple to follow, so I suggest to everyone to give a try.


Chrome & Crystal Photoshop Styles 1of3


Cookie Photoshop Text Effect

n the following tutorial I will guide you through the process of creating a cookie text effect purely in Adobe Photoshop. The effect is quite stunning and easy to do, plus it could be used on variety of textures and materials in order to achieve a different look.


Cookie Photoshop Text Effect


Candy Photoshop Text Effect

In the following tutorial I will guide you throughout the process of creating a candy text effect in Adobe Photoshop. I consider this tutorial to be suitable for beginners, but even more experienced users might find it enlightening.


Candy Photoshop Text Effect


Bling Text Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to make those popular diamond/gold bling bling text.


Bling Text Effect in Photoshop


Forma Complete Flat Icons (Premium)

Vectors Crafted over a 1 pixel grid in Illustrator, optimized for Photoshop. Easy to resize, restyle, and customize without losing any detail.


Forma Complete Flat Icons (Premium)


Supreme Fire Text Styles

This pack contains 10 unique fire text styles ideal for making your texts stand out.


Supreme Fire Text Styles


Useful Free Photoshop Text Styles

10 layer styles for Adobe Photoshop. All of the styles are simple text layers, so you easy copy&paste all the styles, or use swatches from .ASL instead.


Useful Free Photoshop Text Styles


Reflective Liquid Photoshop Text Effect

Tutorials on creating metal type abound online, as do variations on simple liquid effects. Most are fairly short, offering a good foundation for the reader on how certain effects are achieved but fail to take that extra step (or few steps) to make the piece really shine. Once you have an idea of how different techniques fit together in a piece, it is fairly easy to combine, say, the process to create metal and the process to create liquid to create something that exists in both sides of the FX map.


Reflective Liquid Photoshop Text Effect


Steampunk Type Treatment Photoshop Text Effect

I don’t know what it is about steampunk style that’s so appealing. Maybe it’s the mix of old world and imaginative technology, or the distressed grungy style that attracts me. Either way, it’s a lot of fun to create steampunk imagery, and in this tutorial, I’m going to walk through the techniques I used to create this steampunk type treatment in Photoshop.


Steampunk Type Treatment Photoshop Text Effect


dePressed – Embossed Photoshop Styles

Save time by using pre-built great looking styles in Photoshop! This is a set of 5 embossed Photoshop styles – they will make your text look as though it’s been raised up from the background. With each of the 5 primary styles, there are 3 styles based on your text size: Small, Medium or Large. In all there are 15 styles.


dePressed – Embossed Photoshop Styles


Retro Text Photoshop Text Effect

Sometimes only single tool like Photoshop is not sufficient to create stunning effect like this. So Illustrator is important tool.


Retro Text Photoshop Text Effect


Fruit 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the process of creating fresh fruit 3D text effect in Photoshop. You will learn a few trick to render a nice and unique 3D text effect and apply various fruits around it. We will use a number filter to add some extra effect for our text.


Fruit 3D Text Effect in Photoshop


10 Metal Photoshop Styles 2of2

To add the style pack, make double click in the 10-Metal-Photoshop-Styles-2of2.asl file and go to the “styles palette” in Photoshop. To apply the styles, just select the layer or text to use and make click one of the 10 styles on the “styles palette”.


10 Metal Photoshop Styles 2of2


Copper Photoshop Text Effect

This is a strong and eye-catching text effect, though relatively simple to create. We’ll be using bevel and emboss styles, pattern overlays, and combining different techniques to mock-up the text into a related background. For PLUS Members, the main layer style is ready to copy and paste into your designs as well.


Copper Photoshop Text Effect


Realistic Chrome and Glossy Plastic Photoshop Text Effect

Are you in the mood for some glossy plastic and reflective chrome text effect? I bet you do. Chrome effects are very difficult to create because chrome has no color at all. It’s all about reflections. Glossy plastics are a bit easier, but tricky as well. So, let’s learn how some advanced Photoshop Layer Styles tricks to create some stunning chrome and plastic text effect.


Realistic Chrome and Glossy Plastic Photoshop Text Effect


Colorful Wooden 3D Photoshop Text Effect

In this tutorial, we will show you how to use Cinema 4D to create wooden 3D text and then how to use Photoshop to add the final touches.


Colorful Wooden 3D Photoshop Text Effect


3D Text Shatter Photoshop Text Effect

I’m going to show you how to make a 3D text shatter effect. This effect is made in two programs, Cinema 4D and Photoshop.If you haven’t heard of Cinema 4D before it is a relatively easy to use 3d application, it is quite similar to 3dsMax or Maya. I will go pretty in depth with the Cinema 4D part, for all the inexperienced users, so bare with me if I go too slow. Now enough chit chat, let’s jump in.


3D Text Shatter Photoshop Text Effect


Striped Fuzzy Free Photoshop PSD Text Effect

If you’re a fan of the fuzzy/fluffy stuff, you’ll like this text effect. It is a really simple one, created using Photoshop’s Layer Styles, brushes, and Filters. You can use any color you like for the stripes, and even create them in different sizes. The techniques are pretty easy, but they give a nice, almost realistic, result.


Striped Fuzzy Free Photoshop PSD Text Effect


Creating Retro Folded Typography Using Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to create retro-looking text that seems like it’s constructed using folded strips of paper. We’re going to step away from the computer a little bit and use a real model as a reference for our project. Prepare yourself to heavily rely on Photoshop’s Lasso Tool, as well as some other basic tools and simple techniques.


Creating Retro Folded Typography Using Photoshop


Dot-Cutout Paper Free Photoshop Text Effect

Create a colorful dot-cutout paper text effect in Photoshop.


Dot-Cutout Paper Free Photoshop Text Effect


Metal Scrap Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design an Electrified Text Effect in Photoshop. The focus of this tutorial is show you how you can combine serveral elements seamlessly using selection and layer blending modes, in order to create an eye-catching text effect. This is an intermedia level tutorial so some steps can be tricky, but why not have a try!


Metal Scrap Text Effect in Photoshop


Elegant Glass Text Effects & Styles

8 Transparent Layer Styles & 3 Elegant Glass Text effects created by using them in combination. Works great for Icons and Buttons too!


Elegant Glass Text Effects & Styles


Sky and Cloud Photoshop Text Effect

The techniques included in this tutorial are layer styles, gradient fills, clone stamp tools, blur filters and various image adjustment and transformation tools. It’s a simple tutorial so have a go!


Sky and Cloud Photoshop Text Effect


Create a Cinematic “Sergeant America” Text Effect in Photoshop

In this quick tip tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a cinematic “Sergeant America” Text Effect using the layer styles. Let’s get started!


Create a Cinematic “Sergeant America” Text Effect in Photoshop


New 3D Text Styles

We are going to create a retro-colored psychedelic background, which we are then going to apply to some text. The purpose of this tutorial is to learn how to mask out an image so that it just shows through the editable text, making it friendlier to modifications later on. We will also work with layering textures to create a grungy retro background..


New 3D Text Styles


Shiny Inflated Foil Free Photoshop PSD 3D Text Effect

The many different 3D options, settings, and capabilities in Photoshop CS6 make creating dazzling 3D text effects an easy and fun job! This tutorial will show you how to play around with the material settings to create a puffy shiny foil-textured 3D text effect.


Shiny Inflated Foil Free Photoshop PSD 3D Text Effect


Gold Photoshop Text Effect

Layer styles are one of Photoshop’s most powerful and fun features. You can create all sorts of plastic, glass, water, ice, or metal styles. In this tutorial we will show you how to create a nice gold text effect using this powerful tool. Once you are done, you’ll be able to save this style and apply it wherever you like. Let’s get started!


Gold Photoshop Text Effect


Create a Dark Grunge 3D Text Scene in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, you are going to learn how to create some 3D text using only Photoshop. The mood we will strive to incorporate in our piece is dark and grungy.


Create a Dark Grunge 3D Text Scene in Photoshop


Create Stunning 3D Text in a Grungy Landscape

he more you can learn about blending images and different elements together in Photoshop, the more freedom you will have in creating whatever pops up in your imagination. In this Photoshop tutorial, we are going to go over different digital-image-editing techniques in order to create a beautiful grungy and grainy composition that has 3D text (that we will make in Illustrator) as its centerpiece.


Create Stunning 3D Text in a Grungy Landscape


Free Photoshop Text Effect : Glittering Red and Melting Ice

This tutorial will explain how to use multiple Layer Styles to create a velvety glossy glittering red text effect. Then, using some more Layer Styles and a simple brush, that text will be surrounded with melting ice. It’s an easy, very wintry-looking effect, that uses mainly the power of Photoshop’s Layer Styles. Let’s get started!


Free Photoshop Text Effect : Glittering Red and Melting Ice


Funky Stickers Photoshop Text Effect

This will show you how to create that slapped on sticker effect I’m sure you’ve seen popping up around the internet. Its simple to make but looks really good in pieces of art and also on webpages for example as an image link to an RSS feed. Read on to discover how to create these in only a few steps and learn a really easy way to achieve a 3D text effect at the same time.


Funky Stickers Photoshop Text Effect


12 Various 3D Retro & Vintage Photoshop PSD Text Effects Pack (Premium)

Create your own spectacular Retro or Vintage text effect in the quickest way! With this “12 Various 3D Retro & Vintage Text Effects Pack” you can easily change the text thanks to the Photoshop’s smart object feature. Just a few click and you have a wonderful Text effect as you can see in the screenshots.


12 Various 3D Retro & Vintage Photoshop PSD Text Effects Pack (Premium)


Cookie Bite Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design a simple Cookie-Bite Text Effect in Photoshop. We will be practising some basic techniques such as the use of quick selection tool, layer masks and layer blending options.


Cookie Bite Text Effect in Photoshop


Abstract Layered Text with Decorative Lighting Effect in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create this interesting, layered Text Effect with Awesome Lighting in Photoshop. This is an beginner to intermediate level Photoshop tutorial, have a try!


Abstract Layered Text with Decorative Lighting Effect in Photoshop


Warcraft Font Photoshop Text Effect

This is for the program ADOBE PHOTOSHOP, from 7 to CS4. My first tutorial ever but I believe I have the format good. It might need a lightening layer of white at 5-25% opacity underneath the color balance to pretty much match the font side by side with an actual picture of the warcraft/world of warcraft title, but otherwise it should be alright. Its not perfect but it looks good enough, not some pieced together thing from the original by cutting and pasting but you can suit this for any needs.


Warcraft Font Photoshop Text Effect


Metallic Chrome Photoshop Styles

11 Total Metallic styles in photoshop. Can be used for text, shapes, or icons of various sorts. Useful for logos, various graphics, promotional posters, and more. A great way to grab someone’s attention.


Metallic Chrome Photoshop Styles


Create a 3D Text Scene Photoshop Text Effect

In this tutorial we’ll create a realistic 3D text scene using Photoshop with a little help from Illustrator for the 3D text.


Create a 3D Text Scene Photoshop Text Effect


Promo Photoshop Text Effect Layer Styles

9 promotional styles.


Promo Photoshop Text Effect Layer Styles


Scrabble Tiles Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to create your own scrabble tiles set from scratch, so that you can use them anytime with any background you like. It’s really simple and fun, so let’s get started.


Scrabble Tiles Text Effect


Realistic Water Photoshop Text Effect

In this tutorial we will be creating a realistic water text effect that is sure to catch someones eyes. This tutorial requires some basic knowledge of Photoshop and how to work in it’s environment. For our the text itself we will be using a specific font and will be downloading it later so some skills on how to install font’s will be necessary as well.


Realistic Water Photoshop Text Effect


Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography Photoshop Text Effect

In this tutorial, we’re going to create a 3D Typography based design. All the elements will revolve around the centerpiece and theme: dreaming. The word will dictate the entire layout and control the space by allowing everything else to emerge from within. The trees will grow out of the letters; the mountains will show themselves behind the word and overshadow the glowing moon.


Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography Photoshop Text Effect


Create a “Real Steel” Film Poster Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create a Rocky Text Effect with Space Background in Photoshop.


Create a “Real Steel” Film Poster Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop


Premium text styles

6 high detailed text styles – clear glass #1, #2, metal, gold, tin and chrome. Works with thin and bold fonts. Some text effects used two piled up layers.


Premium text styles


VIP Exclusive Photoshop Tutorial – Realistic Stitched Text Effect

Welcome to another Exclusive Photoshop tutorial written specifically for the PSD Vault VIP Members! In this tutorial, we will draw a realistic leather type and add stitched effect onto its surface.


VIP Exclusive Photoshop Tutorial – Realistic Stitched Text Effect


Create a “Real Steel” Film Poster Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create a “Real Steel” Film Poster Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop.


Create a “Real Steel” Film Poster Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop


Bubble Photoshop Text Effect

In this Text Effect Quickie, we’ll create an easy to use layer style that will quickly transform ordinary text into bubble styled font, perfect for use in underwater scenes.


Bubble Photoshop Text Effect


Elegant Glass Text Effects & Styles

8 Transparent Layer Styles & 3 Elegant Glass Text effects created by using them in combination. Works great for Icons and Buttons too!


Elegant Glass Text Effects & Styles


Autumn-Themed 3D Text Effect With Photoshop CS6 Extended

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended is packed with an all-new 3D interface and tons of new features. In this tutorial, we will explain how to use those new features to create an autumn-themed 3D text effect. Let’s get started!


Autumn-Themed 3D Text Effect With Photoshop CS6 Extended


Watercolor Text Painted on a Wet Paper Photoshop Text Effect

This is a nice and easy effect with great looking results. We are going to learn how to create a watercolor text effect painted over a wet paper. The results are very nice and you can try this effect with different color schemes or underlying papers. Perhaps scrapbooking fans will consider this effect for their hybrid scrapbooking projects.


Watercolor Text Painted on a Wet Paper Photoshop Text Effect


Realistic folded paper text effect in Photoshop

Today we will learn how to realize a folded paper text effect from scratch in Photoshop. We will firstly create the background using a couple of patterns, then we will work on the type treatment with the help of the pen tool, layer masks and other useful techniques related to dodge,burn and the transform tool. This tutorial is very simple to follow, so I suggest to everyone to give a try.


Realistic folded paper text effect in Photoshop


Sparkling Glass-Textured Free Photoshop PSD Text Effect

Photoshop’s Filters can be used to create nice textures easily and quickly. This tutorial will show you how to create a simple glass texture, then use it with a couple of Layer Styles to create a sparkling shiny text effect.


Sparkling Glass-Textured Free Photoshop PSD Text Effect


Making a Fruity Text Effect in Photoshop

Kiwi is a delicious, exotic, and good lookin’ fruit! Its textures and colors are just so vibrant and fresh. This tutorial will show you how to use some kiwi stock images to create an awesome kiwi-inspired text effect. Let’s get started!


Making a Fruity Text Effect in Photoshop


Glossy Plastic Text in Photoshop

Learn a quick and easy way to create reflective plastic text in Photoshop from scratch. Three layer styles will be combined to achieve this effect. We will also explore blending modes and their effective use to achieve this type effect with layer styles. Same effect can be use on shapes also because of its simple and highly customizable nature.


Glossy Plastic Text in Photoshop


Frozen Text Effect with Ice Particles in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create a Frozen Ice Text Effect in Photoshop. We will mainly go though some selection techniques, as well as layer styles and image adjustments.


Frozen Text Effect with Ice Particles in Photoshop


Metal, Gold, Copper Photoshop Text Effects

Sometimes only single tool like Photoshop is not sufficient to create stunning effect like this. So Illustrator is important tool.


Metal, Gold, Copper Photoshop Text Effects


Pressed And Embossed Styles

– PSD file (Photoshop CS3 ) – ASL file (Photoshop CS3 ) – 5 professional and realistic letterpress styles – 5 professional and realistic embossed effects – 2 additional pressed and embossed styles made specifically for leather backgrounds – Made for easy change of color; Just change the background color; No need to make changes in the styles – 7 clean backgrounds – 3 additional noisy backgrounds – Suitable for dark and light backgrounds – Looks good on any kind of shape or font – Highly organized layers – Scalable layer styles – One layer effects


Pressed And Embossed Styles


Dramatic Text on Fire Photoshop Text Effect

Fire Effect always is a burning issue in Designing field. So set your text on fire.


Dramatic Text on Fire Photoshop Text Effect


Simple, Sleek and Stylish Photoshop Text Effect

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


Simple, Sleek and Stylish Photoshop Text Effect


Artbees Grungy Text Styles – Dirty & Scratched

2 grungy text styles – Dirty type and Scratched type – made form a single .ASL (Photoshop Layer Style) sits on a layer and rocks!! Very easy to use. Useful for many type of works: Website headers, Posters, Various printing stuffs, Ads, etc. Just get it and have fun!


Artbees Grungy Text Styles – Dirty & Scratched


Easy Furry Text In Photoshop Effect

So in this tutorial we will show you how to create a really cool and super simple furry text in Photoshop CS6. We will use basic filters and tools but it’s nice to say that we took advantage of the a new feature in Photoshop CS6 that is to apply layer styles to folders.


Easy Furry Text In Photoshop Effect


Liquid 3D type Photoshop Text Effect

The use of CG in type-driven illustration is growing in popularity. With easy transitions between 3D suites such as Cinema 4D and Adobe’s Creative Suite, the possibilities are endless. Cinema 4D also supports high-end plug-ins such as RealFlow, which enhances your depictions of liquids. In this tutorial, we’ll look at how to generate 3D type, apply realistic materials and lighting, and polish it in Photoshop.


Liquid 3D type Photoshop Text Effect


Painted on Wood Free PSD Photoshop Text Effect

Working with textures can add more depth, life, and uniqueness to almost any design. It’s always fun to use different textures with the many different elements to create more realistic and vivid outcomes.


Painted on Wood Free PSD Photoshop Text Effect


Mastering Photoshop Text Effect

In this session we will present a number of text effect tutorials and inspirational articles to help you achieve the perfect text effect for your next project.


Mastering Photoshop Text Effect


Making a Great Style Text Effect for Glow

In this tutorial, it will show you how to combine Photoshop with Filter Forge to create a great style text effect. It will show you how to create basic shapes in Photoshop and show you how to convert them to 3D, and finally how to add the final touches using Filter Forge and a few of Photoshop’s basic features.


Making a Great Style Text Effect for Glow


Wave’s Photoshop Text Effect

In this tutorial we’ll turn standard text into a stunning, eye-catching text effect. We’ll be using Layer Styles, Photoshop Filters, and combining different techniques to mock-up the text into a related background. Let’s learn how to create this text effect.


Wave’s Photoshop Text Effect


New 3D Text Styles #3

10 PSD files with 2 different styles In the PSD file are 4 text layers with layer styles.


New 3D Text Styles #3


Metallic Photoshop Text Effect

In the following tutorial, we are going to make a metallic text effect by using layer style, which you can then apply to different projects. As an inspiration I took the Sony Vaio logo, since I find it to be a perfect for this tutorial. Let me remind you that you can also download the sample PSD file at the bottom of this tutorial, if you do not want to make the tutorial but just want to use the layer style.


Metallic Photoshop Text Effect


Delicious Bagels Free Photoshop Text Effect

Bagels are a donut-shaped type of bread made with flour. They look absolutely amazing when well baked and shiny! This tutorial will show you how to use the powerful Layer Styles’ capabilities in Photoshop, along with a couple of brushes and filters to create some delicious-looking bagels.


Delicious Bagels Free Photoshop Text Effect


Glossy Photoshop Text Effects Styles

10 layer styles for Adobe Photoshop. All of the styles are simple text layers, so you easy copy&paste all the styles, or use swatches from .ASL instead.


Glossy Photoshop Text Effects Styles


3D Photoshop Text Effect 2

In this tutorial I will walk through the steps I used to create this illustration to bring alive the word “collide.


3D Photoshop Text Effect 2


Neon Glow Superset Photoshop Text Styles

18+ Photoshop layer styles is ideal for text, or any shape. You can use many styles together to create colourful neon images or neon glow style. Best used on dark backgrounds(bricjs, walls, etc).


Neon Glow Superset Photoshop Text Styles


Create Smoke Photoshop Text Effect

A big thing that you see in graphic design at the moment is the use of smoke stphotography, these photos look really good but look a lot better when you mess about with them in Photoshop. Here we’ll be mixing type and a smoke image to create a really nice abstract wallpaper. This is just a quick tutorial but hopefully you’ll learn some new techniques so give it a go.


Create Smoke Photoshop Text Effect


Elegant Glossy Free Photoshop Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s Layer Styles and some simple Brush settings to create an elegant, slick text effect.


Elegant Glossy Free Photoshop Text Effect


Cloud Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design an Interesting Cloud Text Effect in 3 Easy Steps in Photoshop. We will mainly use custom brushsets and utilise brush options to achieve this text effect.


Cloud Text Effect in Photoshop


Chalkboard Typography Free Photoshop Text Effects

Kiwi is a delicious, exotic, and good lookin’ fruit! Its textures and colors are just so vibrant and fresh. This tutorial will show you how to use some kiwi stock images to create an awesome kiwi-inspired text effect. Let’s get started!


Chalkboard Typography Free Photoshop Text Effects


Stitched Denim Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will explain how to combine Photoshop filters, brushes, and vector shapes to create a stitched denim text effect using Photoshop CS6. Let’s get started!


Stitched Denim Text Effect in Photoshop


Embossed Style Effect – 3D Clean Shadow

This item includes set of 6 Action embossed Photoshop styles – which makes the object raised up from the background. Each effect is built out of 3 layers. You can work directly with the provided PSD file or you can go with the 1 click Action panel.


Embossed Style Effect – 3D Clean Shadow


Semitransparent Amorous Photoshop Text Effect

This Text Effect Quickie will show you how to easily create a soft glowing moon-like text.


Semitransparent Amorous Photoshop Text Effect


Psd Urban Office Free Text Effect

An elegant and strong photoshop text effect reminiscent of print letter cases that will help you create striking text based designs. Use the smart layer to create the effect with ease.


Psd Urban Office Free Text Effect


Simple Studded Free Photoshop Text Effect

This is a quick tutorial that will show you how to create a studded text effect, by creating and modifying a simple brush, creating some work paths, and applying a couple of Layer Effects. You can then use the techniques to add the amazing studs to whatever you like!


Simple Studded Free Photoshop Text Effect


Pressed – Letterpress Photoshop Styles

Save time by using pre-built great looking styles in Photoshop! This is a set of 5 letterpress Photoshop styles – they will make your text look as though it’s been pressed into any color background. With each of the 5 primary styles, there are 3 styles based on your text size: Small, Medium or Large. In all there are 15 styles.


Pressed – Letterpress Photoshop Styles


Hell of Tutorial Photoshop Text Effect

A few days ago I took sometime to try some tutorials I read such as the really cool Dramatic Text on Fire Effect in Photoshop by Collis from PSDTUTS, and put some 3D typography ideas into practice. My idea was to create a 3D text with fire coming from the inside of the document like a hole.


Hell of Tutorial Photoshop Text Effect


Glass Text Effects in Photoshop

Glass Text Effects is a very useful set of layer styles which can be applied to your Photoshop text or design elements. Included in the download is a PSD and ASL file with 3 different glass styles.


Glass Text Effects in Photoshop


Neon Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will show you how to make a neon text effect in Photoshop using layer styles and textures. Let’s get started!


Neon Text Effect in Photoshop


Create a 3D Text Effect Using Photoshop Layer Styles

Photoshop layer styles are the first tool beginners learn to enhance text effects. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how powerful and flexible this tool is. We will go beyond the overused gradient overlay and 1px stroke effects. We will use patterns and some useful tricks to create a 3D text effect!


Create a 3D Text Effect Using Photoshop Layer Styles


Create a 1980s Inspired 3D Photoshop Text Effect

Colorful gradients, lens flares, and textures are essential elements to any 1980′s inspired artwork. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use Photoshop’s 3D tools to create a 1980s inspired text effect. Let’s get started!


Create a 1980s Inspired 3D Photoshop Text Effect


Dripping Honey on Toast Free Photoshop Text Effect

Create a text effect that is illuminated with tracks of small lights using several Photoshop tools including vector shapes, brushes, Layer Styles, and Adjustment Layers.


Dripping Honey on Toast Free Photoshop Text Effect


Furry Photoshop Text Effect

This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create text with a furry texture.


Furry Photoshop Text Effect


Typography Wallpaper in Photoshop Text Effect

Here is a quick tutorial from one of our latest designs. Hopefully this tutorial can benefit in your pursuit of becoming a better designer.


Typography Wallpaper in Photoshop Text Effect


Wood Inlay Text Photoshop Text Effect

Fire Effect always is a burning issue in Designing field. So set your text on fire.


Wood Inlay Text Photoshop Text Effect


Smooth Chrome Photoshop Text Effect

Let’s roughen up that nice smooth chrome we made…


Smooth Chrome Photoshop Text Effect


Design a Skin-Textured Typography Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a 3D-looking textured text effect in Photoshop without the need for any 3D tools or applications. All we need to be able to create our text effect is a good idea of perspective so that we can modify light distribution with the help of color correction tools (Burn Tool and Dodge Tool). The techniques and concepts you’ll learn here can be used to apply any kind of texture (not just skin texture) to any text for simulating depth and lighting precision.


Design a Skin-Textured Typography Scene in Photoshop


Perfect Gold Text Effect in Photoshop

Gold and glass effects are the most difficult effects to achieve in Photoshop, even more when they are combined. So, in this tutorial I will teach you how to create a combined gold and glass text effect using quick and esay tips with layer styles in Photoshop. Hands to work!


Perfect Gold Text Effect in Photoshop


Baseball-Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop

Applying texture to a text effect can be a lot of fun. In this tutorial we will explain how to create a baseball-inspired text effect using layer styles, patterns, and brushes. Let’s get started!


Baseball-Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop


Stitched Text Effect for an iPad Wallpaper

In this tutorial we will show you how to create a custom stitched text effect for an iPad Wallpaper. Let’s get started!


Stitched Text Effect for an iPad Wallpaper


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10 Responses to 100+ Great FREE Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials for 2014

  1. Cliffy N says:

    i bought adobe photoshop cs4, and had it installed onto my computer with no problems for a couple of months. recently, i had to have a new hard drive put in, and i have re-installed my photoshop. it worked fine, accepted the serial, but now i am recieving this message.

    http://i37.tinypic.com/2i7o66s.png
    ( i have blocked out my serial code for obvious reasons)

    what does it mean and how can i resolve this?
    i have tried deleting the cache, and it then works, until the next day.
    to have to delete the cache and re-enter the serial code every time i want to use it is rather irritating and i am looking for a permanent fix.

    i bought this product of ebay as well, but would adobe still offer technical support in helping me resolve this issue?

  2. TommyKay says:

    Im looking into purchasing adobe photoshop elements 7. Ive never used photo editing software before and was wondering how most like it and what kind of effects you can do Im looking to use it to edit photos for all the scrap booking I do.

  3. white man says:

    What is the difference between Windows Movie Maker and Adobe Photoshop ?

  4. Andre says:

    I’ve heard that you can sort of rent Photoshop I’m not sure if Rent would be the right word or not. But anyways, I’ve heard that you could get it for about $10 a month for a limited time. Where can I rent photoshop? I’d really would like to have photoshop for only a couple of months to work on some of my signatures I’ve been working on lately. I’m more experienced with photoshop than any other editing program.

    Also does this work only for Photoshop CC or does it work with all Adobe products? Because I would also like to rent dreamweaver to set up my website.

  5. Sir fliesalot says:

    Hey guyz, whatz the difference between Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Imageready?

  6. slipknot0129 says:

    How do you make your pictures look cool on adobe photoshop cs3? it’s so confusing! all i find is design tools. I want to edit my pictures but i don’t know what to use….help?

  7. jdubdoubleu7704 says:

    One of my college projects for Media & Society requires me to take an advertisement, warp it’s slogan/message/theme etc, and explain my reasoning in a report. I decided on Adobe Photoshop, but cannot find any advertisements by them. Links or suggestions?

  8. sick_mick_101 says:

    dear friends,
    what is difference between them? because i knew how to do adobe photoshop before and i tried to how to do photoshop element. But they are the same ways. where is there difference?

    thanks for reply, friends.
    best wishes.

  9. John says:

    I need some help. How to I get the color to go behind my lines.
    Yes, I know it has something to do with layers- but how? I ask people who do it on youtube and they will just say “Its with layers”. I use Adobe Photoshop Elements but I think it would be the same basics with any program.
    Thanks, please help! (:
    (my youtube drawing channel is http://www.youtube.com/zeldaemu)

  10. wwwavid360gamercom says:

    I wanna know whats the difference between photoshop, premiere or after effects. And whats the difference between Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 and Adobe After Effects CS3 pro? And whats the difference between After effects CS3 and After Effects 7? Is there a site where i can find good tutorials for Adobe after effects cs3 pro? And whats Adobe after effects cs4?

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