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50 Stunning Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials

Photoshop’s text and layer tools can be used to create some really awesome effects. We’ve put together a list of 50 of the best tutorials we could find to help you stay up to date on the latest trends and techniques. You’ll find some really cool grunge and glass styles (plus a few surprises!) and learn how some of the best designers create their unique effects.

Instead of listing 100 plus Photoshop1 tutorials that you’ll bookmark never to come back, we’ve decided to take you through the basics of typography, hopefully inspiring and then teaching you. Typography is an art just like any other. You have to feel the form, admire the curves and connect with the flow. [Updated Nov/01/2016]

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List Of Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials Link

How to Create an Incredible Typographic Illustration6

Learn how to bring a simple proverb into a complex typographic illustration that achieves a level of realism without actually using any photos.

Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials7

Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Create urban type8

Giving your typography illustration a fresh touch and experimenting with traditional and digital media, mixing patterns and textures.

effects29

Create a Distressed Vector Typographic Poster Design10

Move your vector graphics into Photoshop for some serious distressing with brushes, blending modes and more.

effects3

11 Photoshop Text Effects

Creating Retro Folded Typography12

In this tutorial, you are going to create retro-looking text.

effects413

How to Create Chocolate Candies Text Effect in Photoshop14

In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn to create chocolate candies text effect.

effects615

Decorated Wood Text Effect16

Learn how to create a realsistic wooden Text effect.

effects517

Create a 3D Typographic Illustration18

Create a 3D typographic illustration using Cinema 4D to build the 3D and Photoshop for the post-production.

effects719

Number Candles Text Effect20

This tutorial will explain a quite simple technique for creating a 3D text without using any 3D tools.

effects821

Luxury Text Style22

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Valentine Day Love Theme Party Flyer.

effects923

Striped Road-Inspired Text Effect24

This tutorial will show you some tips on how to use the Pen Tool, along with some Brushes and Blend Modes, to create a striped road (street) inspired text effect.

effects1025

Create an Autumn-Themed 3D Text Effect With Photoshop CS6 Extended26

How to use the 3D features to create an autumn-themed 3D text effect.

effects1127

Easy Glitter Glue Inspired, Text Effect28

How to create a glitter texture, then use it with a couple of Layer Styles to create a glitter glue inspired text effect.

effects1229

Create a Valentine’s Day-Inspired 3D Text30

Combine Filter Forge and Photoshop to create a wood textured 3D text effect with a simple red glass heart.

effects1331

The Great Gatsby Art Deco Style in Illustrator and Photoshop32

Create a Art Deco image based on the poster of The Great Gatsby movie with Illustrator and Photoshop.

effects1433

How to Create a Clean, Glossy Plastic Text Effect34

How to use layer styles, filters, textures, brushes, and adjustment layers to create shiny, clean plastic text effects.

effects1535

Scrabble Tiles Text Effect36

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.

effects1637

Chocolate Text Effect for Valentine’s Day38

Sweeten things up by creating a delicious chocolate text effect using Layer Styles!

effects1739

Create a Glowing 3D Text Effect40

How to combine Photoshop with Filter Forge to create a glowing 3D text effect.

effects1841

Simple Bokeh Text Effect42

A super easy way to create a dazzling beautiful bokeh text effect, using a simple brush and a layer effect.

effects1943

Old Signage in Photoshop 3D44

How to create a nice old signage effect using Photoshop and a stock photo.

effects2045

How to Create a Steampunk Type Treatment in Photoshop46

Walk through the techniques to us to create this steampunk type treatment.

effects2147

The Dark Knight Rises Stencil Effect in Photoshop48

In this tutorial you will create a stencil and spray effect using basic filters and some brushes.

effects2249

Dot-Cutout Paper Text Effect50

How to create a colorful dot-cutout paper text effect, by rasterizing the type layers, then creating and stroking work paths with a modified round brush.

effects23b51

Maxon Cinema 4D tutorial: Create liquid 3D type52

Use Cinema 4D with Photoshop to create this amazing type effect.

effects2453

Watercolor Text Effect54

In this tutorial you will learn you how to use different brushes to create a watercolor text effect.

effects2555

Create an Easy Smoke Type Effect Using the Smudge Tool56

Distort text around smoke by using the Smudge Tool .

effects2657

Create a Shiny 3D Text Effect58

How to use Photoshop’s 3D environmen and play around with the settings to create a shiny, elegant, white and gold, 3D text effect.

effects2759

Create Typography60

Create Typography Using Simple Geometric Shapes in Photoshop.

effects2861

How To Create a Vintage Text Effect in Illustrator62

Add detailed decorations to a basic word to transform it into a beautiful piece of engraved typography.

effects2963

Create Bread Typography in Photoshop64

In this tutorial you will learn the steps to create this interesting bread typography.

effects3065

Flour Text Effect66

How to play around with brush settings, as well as layer styles, to create a messy, flour-inspired text effect.

effects31b67

How to Create Custom Dirt Typography68

Create custom typography using a combination of real-world materials, photography, and Photoshop.

effects3269

Create Illuminated Photoshop Text Effects70

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

effects3371

Drawing Vector Cheese Fonts72

Create a lovely cheese font by just a few simple steps.

effects34b73

Sparkler Light Text Effect74

Learn how to create a sparkler typography using any font type and text that you want.

effects35b75

3D Casino Style Bulb Sign 76

Add lots of subtle lighting effects to add a series of bright bulbs.

effects36b77

Create a Magma Hot Text Effect in Photoshop78

How to create a magma hot text effect using layer styles and textures in Photoshop.

effects3779

Chalk Logo Effect80

How to apply a chalk effect to an illustration.

effects3881

Photoshop tutorial: Speedy 1980s text effects82

How to create flashy type-based art quickly by making cunning use of Photoshop’s layer styles.

effects3983

Create Stylized Hay Bale Typography in Photoshop84

How to create text made of hay using 3D features as an aid.

effects4085

How to Create a Quick Sketch Text Effect86

how to use smart objects, layer styles, and some filters to create a simple sketch text effect.

effects4187

Very Shiny Glitter Text Effect88

How to create a 3D style glitter text in Adobe Photoshop.

effects4289

Sea Foam Text Effect90

How to create foam textured text or shapes.

effects4391

Create Delicious Donut Text92

Walk you through the process of making a yummy sweet text in Photoshop.

effects4493

Sweet Sugar Text Effect in Photoshop94

Learn how to create a sweet, sugary text effect in Photoshop using custom brushes and layer styles.

effects4595

3D Letters on a Shelf Text Effect96

How to use Photoshop CC’s Shape Attributes and 3D capabilities to create a simple, yet sophisticated 3D letters on a shelf text effect.

effects4697

Fresh Glossy Text Effect98

A simple way to create a cool, fresh, glossy text effect using layer styles and a couple of images.

effects4799

How to Create a Shiny Summer Text Effect100

How to create shiny summer Photoshop text effects using layer styles.

effects48101

Create an Easy Nebula Text Effect102

This nebula text effect is quick and easy using a few simple tricks.

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Laboratory Glassware Letters104

Learn how to create realistic glass text effect by using very simple tools and techniques such as layer style effects and blending modes.

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/professional-photoshop-techniques-tutorials/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/50-excellent-digital-photography-photoshop-tutorials/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/01/hand-picked-photoshop-tutorials/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/photoshop-3d-tutorials/
  5. 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/photoshop-tutorials-to-improve-modeling-skills/
  6. 6 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-an-incredible-typographic-illustration-part-1--psd-7582
  7. 7 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-an-incredible-typographic-illustration-part-1--psd-7582
  8. 8 http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/adobe-illustrator/create-urban-type/
  9. 9 http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/adobe-illustrator/create-urban-type/
  10. 10 http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/create-a-distressed-vector-typographic-poster-design
  11. 11 http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/create-a-distressed-vector-typographic-poster-design
  12. 12 http://designinstruct.com/graphic-design/text-effects/creating-retro-folded-typography-using-photoshop/
  13. 13 //designinstruct.com/graphic-design/text-effects/creating-retro-folded-typography-using-photoshop/
  14. 14 http://www.photoshopstar.com/text-effects/chocolate-candies-text-effect-in-photoshop/
  15. 15 http://www.photoshopstar.com/text-effects/chocolate-candies-text-effect-in-photoshop/
  16. 16 http://planetphotoshop.com/decorated-wood-text-effect.html
  17. 17 http://planetphotoshop.com/decorated-wood-text-effect.html
  18. 18 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-3d-typographic-illustration--psd-24757
  19. 19 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-3d-typographic-illustration--psd-24757
  20. 20 http://textuts.com/number-candles-text-effect-part-1/
  21. 21 http://textuts.com/number-candles-text-effect-part-1/
  22. 22 http://www.psd-dude.com/tutorials/luxury-text-style-for-valentine-party-flyer-photoshop-tutorial.aspx
  23. 23 http://www.psd-dude.com/tutorials/luxury-text-style-for-valentine-party-flyer-photoshop-tutorial.aspx
  24. 24 http://textuts.com/striped-road-inspired-text-effect/
  25. 25 http://textuts.com/striped-road-inspired-text-effect/
  26. 26 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-an-autumn-themed-3d-text-effect-with-photoshop-cs6-extended--psd-18239
  27. 27 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-an-autumn-themed-3d-text-effect-with-photoshop-cs6-extended--psd-18239
  28. 28 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-an-easy-glitter-glue-inspired-text-effect-in-adobe-photoshop--cms-21249
  29. 29 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-an-easy-glitter-glue-inspired-text-effect-in-adobe-photoshop--cms-21249
  30. 30 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-valentines-day-inspired-3d-text-effect-using-filter-forge-and-photoshop--psd-20289
  31. 31 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-valentines-day-inspired-3d-text-effect-using-filter-forge-and-photoshop--psd-20289
  32. 32 http://abduzeedo.com/great-gatsby-art-deco-style-illustrator-and-photoshop
  33. 33 http://abduzeedo.com/great-gatsby-art-deco-style-illustrator-and-photoshop
  34. 34 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-clean-glossy-plastic-text-effect-in-adobe-photoshop--cms-22962
  35. 35 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-clean-glossy-plastic-text-effect-in-adobe-photoshop--cms-22962
  36. 36 http://textuts.com/scrabble-tiles-text-effect/
  37. 37 http://textuts.com/scrabble-tiles-text-effect/
  38. 38 http://www.iceflowstudios.com/2013/tutorials/chocolate-text-effect-in-photoshop-for-valentines-day/
  39. 39 http://www.iceflowstudios.com/2013/tutorials/chocolate-text-effect-in-photoshop-for-valentines-day/
  40. 40 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-glowing-3d-text-effect-with-filter-forge-and-photoshop--psd-26400
  41. 41 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-glowing-3d-text-effect-with-filter-forge-and-photoshop--psd-26400
  42. 42 http://textuts.com/simple-bokeh-text-effect/
  43. 43 http://textuts.com/simple-bokeh-text-effect/
  44. 44 http://abduzeedo.com/old-signage-photoshop-3d
  45. 45 http://abduzeedo.com/old-signage-photoshop-3d
  46. 46 http://wegraphics.net/blog/tutorials/how-to-illustrate-a-steampunk-type-treatment-in-photoshop/
  47. 47 http://wegraphics.net/blog/tutorials/how-to-illustrate-a-steampunk-type-treatment-in-photoshop/
  48. 48 http://abduzeedo.com/dark-knight-rises-stencil-effect-photoshop
  49. 49 http://abduzeedo.com/dark-knight-rises-stencil-effect-photoshop
  50. 50 http://planetphotoshop.com/dot-cutout-paper-text-effect.html
  51. 51 http://planetphotoshop.com/dot-cutout-paper-text-effect.html
  52. 52 http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/cinema-4d/create-liquid-3d-type/#1
  53. 53 http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/cinema-4d/create-liquid-3d-type/#1
  54. 54 http://www.designpanoply.com/blog/watercolor-text-effect-using-photoshop-brushes-and-layer-styles
  55. 55 http://www.designpanoply.com/blog/watercolor-text-effect-using-photoshop-brushes-and-layer-styles
  56. 56 http://wegraphics.net/blog/tutorials/create-an-easy-smoke-type-effect-using-the-smudge-tool/
  57. 57 http://wegraphics.net/blog/tutorials/create-an-easy-smoke-type-effect-using-the-smudge-tool/
  58. 58 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-shiny-white-and-gold-3d-text-effect-in-adobe-photoshop--cms-24738
  59. 59 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-shiny-white-and-gold-3d-text-effect-in-adobe-photoshop--cms-24738
  60. 60 http://www.psdvault.com/text-effects/create-typography-using-simple-geometric-shapes-in-photoshop/
  61. 61 http://www.psdvault.com/text-effects/create-typography-using-simple-geometric-shapes-in-photoshop/
  62. 62 http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/how-to-create-a-vintage-text-effect-in-illustrator
  63. 63 http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/how-to-create-a-vintage-text-effect-in-illustrator
  64. 64 http://www.psdvault.com/text-effects/create-bread-typography-in-photoshop/
  65. 65 http://www.psdvault.com/text-effects/create-bread-typography-in-photoshop/
  66. 66 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-detailed-flour-text-effect-in-adobe-photoshop--cms-23773
  67. 67 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-detailed-flour-text-effect-in-adobe-photoshop--cms-23773
  68. 68 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-custom-dirt-typography--psd-34896
  69. 69 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-custom-dirt-typography--psd-34896
  70. 70 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-an-illuminated-text-effect-in-photoshop--psd-36705
  71. 71 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-an-illuminated-text-effect-in-photoshop--psd-36705
  72. 72 http://4-designer.com/2014/09/drawing-vector-cheese-fonts-with-ps/#.WBejVS3hCUl
  73. 73 http://www.psd-dude.com/tutorials/sparkler-light-text-effect-photoshop-tutorial.aspx
  74. 74 http://www.psd-dude.com/tutorials/sparkler-light-text-effect-photoshop-tutorial.aspx
  75. 75 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/danger-danger-high-voltage-create-an-electric-text-effect-in-illustrator--vector-22667
  76. 76 http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/realistic-3d-casino-style-bulb-sign-photoshop-tutorial
  77. 77 http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/realistic-3d-casino-style-bulb-sign-photoshop-tutorial
  78. 78 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-magma-hot-text-effect-in-photoshop--psd-20446
  79. 79 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-magma-hot-text-effect-in-photoshop--psd-20446
  80. 80 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-chalk-logo-effect-in-photoshop--psd-35402
  81. 81 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-chalk-logo-effect-in-photoshop--psd-35402
  82. 82 http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/photoshop/speedy-1980s-text-effects-leave-offline/
  83. 83 http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/photoshop/speedy-1980s-text-effects-leave-offline/
  84. 84 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-stylized-hay-bale-typography-in-photoshop--psd-31711
  85. 85 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-stylized-hay-bale-typography-in-photoshop--psd-31711
  86. 86 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-quick-sketch-text-effect-in-adobe-photoshop--cms-23424
  87. 87 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-quick-sketch-text-effect-in-adobe-photoshop--cms-23424
  88. 88 http://alfoart.com/glittert_text_1.html
  89. 89 http://alfoart.com/glittert_text_1.html
  90. 90 http://alfoart.com/sea_foam_1.html
  91. 91 http://alfoart.com/sea_foam_1.html
  92. 92 https://photoshoptutorials.ws/photoshop-tutorials/text-effects/create-delicious-donut-text-hungry/
  93. 93 https://photoshoptutorials.ws/photoshop-tutorials/text-effects/create-delicious-donut-text-hungry/
  94. 94 http://www.designpanoply.com/blog/sweet-sugar-text-effect-in-photoshop
  95. 95 http://www.designpanoply.com/blog/sweet-sugar-text-effect-in-photoshop
  96. 96 http://textuts.com/3d-letters-on-a-shelf-text-effect-in-photoshop-cc/
  97. 97 http://textuts.com/3d-letters-on-a-shelf-text-effect-in-photoshop-cc/
  98. 98 http://planetphotoshop.com/fresh-glossy-text-effect.html
  99. 99 http://planetphotoshop.com/fresh-glossy-text-effect.html
  100. 100 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-shiny-summer-text-effect-in-adobe-photoshop--cms-24297
  101. 101 https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-shiny-summer-text-effect-in-adobe-photoshop--cms-24297
  102. 102 http://medialoot.com/blog/create-an-easy-nebula-text-effect-in-photoshop/
  103. 103 http://medialoot.com/blog/create-an-easy-nebula-text-effect-in-photoshop/
  104. 104 http://alfoart.com/laboratory_glassware_letters_1.html
  105. 105 http://alfoart.com/laboratory_glassware_letters_1.html

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  1. 1

    Wow!!! Great Collection of Text Effects Tutorials. Two thumbs up for SM.

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  2. 2

    inspiring! …cool sm!

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  3. 3

    lot of nice stuff here. will be playing around with some of these in the future during designs

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  4. 4

    Michael Chacon

    March 4, 2009 6:19 pm

    great! Thanks so much!

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  5. 5

    Webnip Jonathan

    March 4, 2009 6:38 pm

    Nice, some of these could be usefull ! People ofter underestimate the importance of typography ;-)

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  6. 6

    wow that’s cool.
    like them all

    cheers,

    -9
  7. 7

    this is awesome. thank you so much.

    -10
  8. 8

    Great list, very useful !

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  9. 9

    Very Cool! Good job SM.

    -11
  10. 10

    Wtf… AWESOME dude! Very, very and VERY awesome list.

    Thanks! :D

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  11. 11

    really gorgeous

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  12. 12

    Anyone have a mirror for the “Super-cool frilly bits typography” tutorial? Site seems to be MIA and it looks interesting. Awesome list, by the way!

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  13. 13

    Hey! Thanks for featuring my tutorial. It’s an honor. I haven’t had time to write many tutorials lately, maybe I’ll find time now :)

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  14. 14

    Chetan Kumar N

    March 4, 2009 8:42 pm

    Amazing mind blowing thks a lot for the collection

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  15. 15

    Ejaz Siddiqui

    March 4, 2009 9:22 pm

    Great List, I would love to see more tutorials on typography. Thanks

    -5
  16. 16

    Houssam Zein

    March 4, 2009 9:39 pm

    I am getting addicted to this site – Smashing

    -2
  17. 17

    Rahul Acharya

    March 4, 2009 9:42 pm

    Great collection, thanks for this awesome list.

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  18. 18

    Ohh! Glad to see mine – C for Creativity being featured on Smash! Thank You!
    And awesome list as always!

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    Dan Whitmore

    March 4, 2009 11:43 pm

    No offence, but how many MORE times do we need to see a ‘text effect photoshop tutorials’ list showing the same old tutorials again?

    Unique content please!

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    • 20

      Why don’t you stop being rude and obnoxious and stop coming to this website if you are just gonna be a big meanie!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m offended.
      Love,
      Herb

      5
  20. 21

    Allahverdi Sefihanov

    March 4, 2009 11:52 pm

    effect of CRAFT is simple but awesome… really stunning…

    -3
  21. 22

    “Papercraft text effect” is mentioned twice. Fix it! :)

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  22. 23

    two thumbs up!

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  23. 24

    I really like the watercolor effect.
    Great list, thanks!

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  24. 25

    nice round up…. THNX

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  25. 26

    There are some fantastic text effects here, really inspiring stuff. Love the mix of stitching and type think they work great together, also the organic mix of images and textures here blow me away. Nice to see a lot of psdtut’s quality work being showcased.
    Keep up the good work!

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  26. 27

    amazing!!! great effects!!

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  27. 28

    I’ve always been using fireworks, but this time i think i gonna have to start learning photoshop.

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  28. 29

    isnt this an old post? I’ve seen just the same collection before..so either its one of your old post or you ripped someone elses work.

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  29. 30

    Absolutelly stunning! Thanx a lot!

    -3
  30. 31

    Nice collection of tutorials!

    I just wanted to point out that currently, the “Floral” tutoial’s picture’s link adds these two quotation marks at the end, causing a 404 error… But the actual “Floral” text link above it is correct.

    -4
  31. 32

    Nice collection. Thanks!

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  32. 33

    Words can’t describe the awesomeness

    Some of sites are down/suspended

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  33. 34

    Amy Stoddard

    March 5, 2009 3:29 am

    I usually love the Smashing posts, but I agree w/ a couple of others who said this feels like a post you did before.

    -3
  34. 35

    fernando filho

    March 5, 2009 3:55 am

    I made a Colorful glow text for my blog using this tutorial. Amazing

    -3
  35. 36

    Way too much AWESOME stuff coming out at the moment, I can’t keep up with it all. Another 10/10 post!

    -2
  36. 37

    Thanks for this fantastic post! So educational and so useful. This type of post is why I keep coming back to Smashing.

    -2
  37. 38

    I’m really enjoying this site at the moment – I feel it went downhill a little for a bit, but it’s right back up there now with my top daily reads :)

    Thanks for the compilation.

    -1
  38. 39

    awesome ! I bookmarked this site !

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  39. 40

    Fantastic collection, some great tutorials – great for making ‘normal type’ impressive.

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  40. 41

    “Webmaster please contact supportAThostgator.com” that’s what i got when i got there ( Chunky 3D letters ) >_<

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  41. 42

    Tom Bradshaw

    March 5, 2009 5:14 am

    Some truly amazing and inspiring examples of great typography and effects. This is a page I will definately being refering back to in the near future.

    I especially like the Moonshine and Gold Text Effect tutorials, I can see myself using these in the future – subtle yet effective!

    Thanks very much!

    -1
  42. 43

    Thumbs up!

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  43. 44

    Smashing Magazine continues to consistently blow me away with the stuff you come up with. Excellent!

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  44. 45

    simply love it!

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  45. 46

    Sigh.

    Yet again, a Smashing article causes two internal reactions for me:

    1. This is AMAZING. I SO am blown away by this gorgeous stuff!
    2. Man. I really suck.

    Thanks for that?

    -1
  46. 47

    Seen them ALL before, several times – originality please!

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      yan verlander

      March 17, 2011 2:35 pm

      Do something yourself rather than criticise others. Very useful resource whether they are available elsewhere or not

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    Paul Pennel

    March 5, 2009 2:44 pm

    Very cool list.I hope I have time to try a couple of them out in the next couple of weeks.

    1
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    I found some of them to be pretty formulaic and uninspired, but there’s some excellent work there, some really really well drawn pieces, some really well thought-of. It’s a good compilation. Great job.

    -3
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    Kyle Gallant

    March 5, 2009 6:02 am

    Excellent Round-up!

    I really like the fact that you included a section going over the basics of Typography, as this is key when you want to start playing around with text. Not to mention the excellent collection of text effects to apply to the once the type is set. I’m looking forward to playing around with some of these.

    -3
  50. 52

    Just wow it!

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  51. 53

    lots of good ones, thanks guys! probably could have left “corleone” out of this collection though…ha

    -2
  52. 54

    Yeah, I’ve pretty much seen all of these tutorials at least once before. I mean, they’re still great though, I suppose they’re good refreshers. Thank you!

    -1
  53. 55

    Amazing post! Very very useful. Annnnnd del.icio.used!

    -2
  54. 57

    Wow… thanks for posting my tutorial on the list (liquid text). I appreciate it!

    -1
  55. 58

    Awesome tutorials! Thank you very much.

    -1
  56. 59

    Isaac Weinhausen

    March 5, 2009 9:42 am

    With so many text tutorials, this collection is the crème de la crop! Props for saving us all some googling time.

    -isaacw

    -1
  57. 60

    OMG! Awesome list!

    1
  58. 61

    Damn you Smashing! Why must you cram so much good stuff in a single post!? This will make the next few weeks of my life at work even more manic! Must learn Efx!!!

    Thanks *grumbles….*

    -1
  59. 62

    great check out some at antsmagazine.com

    -1
  60. 63

    STUNNING!! man!
    good job! time to learn more form the tutorial, whahahahah!!!

    -1
  61. 64

    Excellent!!! Big thanks.

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  62. 65

    While there are a few tutorials here that I haven’t seen before, I gotta say I’m pretty sick of seeing those psdtuts.com tutorials EVERYWHERE as if people only read one design blog or something and haven’t seen them on multiple sites. Not that they aren’t nice tuts, they’re very high quality, just way too cross-posted. That being said, it is still a nice list with definitely a lot of text effect tutorials.

    -1
  63. 66

    I feel it was an overwhelming amount of information. I would much rather have less stuff with only the very high quality ones.

    -2
  64. 67

    Thanks! Great selection I was looking for that.

    -2
  65. 68

    edgar andres zorrilla

    March 5, 2009 10:48 pm

    Hey guys, I’m sorry. I love all your posts and I think you guys usually show amazing stuff. But this These text effects weren’t really saying stunning to me! I’m Sorry! the only one that was stunning was “Create Destructive Black and White Lettering with a Dramatic Splash Effect” Most of this stuff were graphics clipped into a text or some fancy lights and shadows… and or bad mix of coloring with tacky executions… I will say this though… You got me commenting… I had to… only because I love your site! and I come here religiously for inspiration about design and technology!

    -4
  66. 69

    some tuts are great but some are real crap although they come from normally high quality sites like PSDTUTS. E. g. the flaming meteor text effect is totally bad described and the comments are full of shoulder patting but no help from the author or site owner… this list itself is nice, but somehow have seen most of them before.

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  67. 70

    Absolutely Stunning Examples…It’s really worth to watch each on of them. Thanks a million!…

    -1
  68. 71

    Great list, a couple of the tutorials were filler but otherwise lots of good information.

    -1
  69. 72

    I would love to see a tutorial on how they created the Kavo Coffee ad. It looks to be in the same vein of the Grammy print ads I saw.

    -1
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    Chris Robinson

    March 6, 2009 10:31 am

    nice roundup

    -3
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    tuna çağlar

    March 6, 2009 11:49 am

    best blog bost ever

    -4
  72. 75

    Some you already showed here before, but thanks for the list, there some great stuff, tought.

    -3
  73. 76

    Mayank Singhal

    March 6, 2009 8:23 pm

    Stud post!
    The best in the recent times…..

    -4
  74. 77

    Good collections!

    0
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    Gary Spedding

    March 7, 2009 8:48 am

    Chunky 3D Text Link is currently dead!

    0
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    Brandon Hansen

    March 8, 2009 10:05 pm

    @subsist
    Most of these blogs are posting the same things nowadays. (Smashing Apps copies this blog, I feel) Everyone wants to get rich off of posting “100” resources kinds of posts, so you see the same thing everywhere. Only so much to post, so there are a lot of repeats.

    I really wish that someone would put in a lot more thought and instead of searching google for “x-tutorials” (which we can all do) they would actually break down why something is effective and back it up with some usage stats.

    Too many blogs posting the same thing and links to 500 sites. Please do some original work.

    On the other hand, I do come to this site every day, so you must be doing something right!

    -3
  77. 80

    Love it as always. Keep them coming.

    0
  78. 81

    nice ending

    0
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    Victoria Blount

    March 10, 2009 8:24 am

    These is a really inspiring typography article, which has instilled a want to learn some of these techniques. I think they will come in handy when redesigning new logos, and really move my designs onto a new level.

    -1
  80. 83

    Super-cool frilly bits typography link doesnt work. please advise. I really want to learn how to make the Super-cool frilly bits type :)

    0
  81. 84

    Inspiring work. Thanks for posting this

    0
  82. 85

    Great post. I love photoshop…

    0
  83. 86

    Incredible stuff.

    0
  84. 87

    More! More! More!

    -2
  85. 88

    Really Nice Collections. Smashing Magazine is helping the designers to improve their skills.
    Good Job!!!!!! Keep it up. Once again i would like to say Thanks for this collection.

    -2
  86. 89

    Wow awesome!¡!¡!
    thanks a lot
    this is what I have been
    looking for a long long time

    Angie=

    -2
  87. 90

    Hi, i thought there was a tutorial about wrapping some typo around a skull – does anybody know where i could find this tutorial?

    cheers
    wasi

    -2
  88. 91

    WOW!! Thanks I do alot of flyers, tthese text effects will really make mine stand out from the rest!!!

    -3
  89. 92

    Thats the best what i sah in a very long time… thanks soooooo much to all the people who made this available for us….
    wow wow wow
    thanks….
    i love it, i learn…and i will use it
    wonderful work

    -3
  90. 93

    as ever, smashing magazine OWNING! :D
    amazing!

    -2
  91. 94

    Flyers posters

    April 15, 2009 11:53 pm

    The tutorials are very informative. The site is awesome.

    -1
  92. 95

    Amazing! Thank’s for everything

    -1
  93. 96

    absolutely amazing…. :D

    -1
  94. 97

    The site is awesome
    I like the tutorials
    for sur I gonna put some of theme in my site
    I gonna link back ;-)

    -1
  95. 98

    Vernon Decossas

    April 28, 2009 3:56 am

    Amazing tutorial. Thank you!

    -1
  96. 99

    terd mc dude

    May 7, 2009 12:34 pm

    you guys need more cool stuff!

    -1
  97. 100

    Cool tutorial. Thank you!

    1
  98. 101

    Oh, thanks alot!!!

    -2
  99. 102

    must say …. gr8 collection of tuts… made things look really easy to learn…. thnkx a lot!!!!!

    -2
  100. 103

    Why can’t they explain those more clearly? Tutorials are suppose to be easy to follow. :(

    -3
  101. 104

    It´s SO awesome!!!!! I have this Project and your website helped me SO MUCH!!!!!!! thanks you guys ROCK!!!!!

    ThAnK YoU So MuCh!!!!!!!!!

    -2
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    jayanthi rathan

    October 26, 2009 6:21 pm

    hai
    these are excellent tutorials,
    easy to follow,
    even a begginer can follow and try the tutorals,
    thanks to one and all.

    -1
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    jayanthi rathan

    October 26, 2009 6:26 pm

    hai
    i am an artist/i do lot of paintings/flower arrangement/thai art/i teach the same/
    i would like to know how to conver a snap to graphic art piece

    -13
  104. 107

    I love it teehee but it sucks you all suck <3

    -15
  105. 108

    Hi, Great resource. Can someone tell me how to make the coffee cup filled with text (just below resources to live by heading above)?

    -9
  106. 109

    Ronald Comstock

    December 15, 2009 8:11 am

    Failure.

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  107. 110

    thanks a lot/

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  108. 111

    I had never seen these type of text effect tutorial.
    Thanks a lot.

    -3
  109. 112

    It’s Fantastic. Superb.
    It is a very precious tutorial for learning PSD.

    Thanks

    -2
  110. 113

    very nice

    -2
  111. 114

    awesome collection.. loved it

    -5
  112. 115

    huge and cool collection.

    -4
  113. 116

    Big lessons. Thanks Dude..

    -5
  114. 117

    rahul rathod

    March 19, 2010 2:50 am

    Great collection, thanks

    -4
  115. 118

    Yo, this site just basically ripped these from other sites! There’s nothing special at all about them. I mean the design are pretty sweet but there are so many other sites as well.

    -17
  116. 119

    Yo, this site just basically ripped these from other sites! There’s nothing special at all about them. I mean the designs are pretty sweet but you can find these on plenty of other sites.

    -8
  117. 120

    this is my paradise in art

    -5
  118. 121

    Very good job!!!

    -8
  119. 122

    Nice. Good job zailaa

    0
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    Sanjay Sehgal

    April 2, 2010 3:33 am

    Very good job!!!
    I am impressed Yaar

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  121. 124

    Very amazing collection, really makes the wheels turn. Thank you so much.

    -3
  122. 125

    Thank you for thas Photo shop effects….

    -3
  123. 126

    so coooooooool

    -4
  124. 127

    cool…..
    thks for the information !!!
    :)

    -3
  125. 128

    I hated this (The P with the splatter) tutorial. It was very pointless and a waste of my precious time. Every other tutorial I tried was worthwhile but this one was just terrible.

    -4
  126. 129

    I so agree with the person above

    -4
  127. 130

    SACHIN DHAWAN

    May 18, 2010 11:07 pm

    Hye,
    My name is Sachin Dhawan. I am search your site with the help of google, its great all the tutorials are easy to follow. I am happy to visit the site and increase the knowledge in typographs. Pls. send more typographs and other knowledge able things to me. Thanks!

    0
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    Tandy Maerz

    June 5, 2010 4:35 am

    Im not convinced TBH but interesting comments. Just my opinion, but a few more pics would have been nice.

    1
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    Marguerita Berhe

    June 9, 2010 6:16 pm

    nice !!

    0
  130. 133

    satyajeet prasad

    June 23, 2010 4:38 am

    Nice design font . i think i should looks more design from you, very Good……………..

    -2
  131. 134

    muy bueno excelente
    deverian de traducirle en español

    -1
  132. 135

    James Calshaw

    June 29, 2010 11:38 am

    There’s an amazing set of resources here that I plan to use on my admittedly basic website, thank you!

    PS constructive criticism welcomed:

    0
  133. 136

    Excellent tutorials

    0
  134. 137

    OH I LIKE IT…VERY…VERY AMAZING….

    -3
  135. 138

    epic tutorials

    0
  136. 139

    Hi! the slow-shutter text tutorial opens up to a portfolio of a company. Can u please check the link please :)

    -3
  137. 140

    Thanks so much, this website is full of great ideas and inspiration, really helpful tutorials for indemediates. Keep making more! :)

    thanks again
    mike

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  138. 141

    hello again
    just a quick pointer, i couldn’t accsess the ‘3d text with a touch of grunge’, and it was in a foreign language, apart from that,
    great site! :)

    -2
  139. 142

    Nice creation.

    -3
  140. 143

    I really think so too=] I have been browsing around the web for some time this week, and its really hard to find anything good to read on blogs=] Maybe its because there are too much of them around =) But your website actually keeps catching my attention=P Great posts, and cool design ^__^. Ill be sure to give it more time from now on =)

    -1
  141. 144

    I actually think so too=) I have been searching around the internet for some time today, and its kinda hard to find something entertaining to read on blogs:P Maybe its because there are too much of them around =) But this place actually keeps catching my attention=P Great stories, and cool design ^__^. Ill be sure to give it more visits now =]

    -4
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    HARISH THE GREAT

    October 23, 2010 7:34 am

    Really awesome work,I never learnt in any institutions, but i can make good…….i can really say this ever great i seen……… GREAT WORK :)

    0
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    Lakeesha Besemer

    November 6, 2010 4:39 pm

    I don’t imagine I have ever seen any blog site with this particular many commentary on it!

    0
  144. 147

    Round Mirror ·

    November 12, 2010 4:57 pm

    the air compressors that we use at home are the high powered ones, we also use it for cleaning “:;

    0
  145. 148

    gr8 tutorials here…keep it up!!!!

    0
  146. 149

    I’m new in typography, and this tutorial make me excited to learn more!!!!
    =D

    -3
  147. 150

    Erken Rezervasyon

    December 6, 2010 6:17 am

    hi,
    just a quick pointer, i couldn’t accsess the ’3d text with a touch of grunge’, and it was in a foreign language, apart from that,
    great site.

    0
  148. 151

    hey, this is good stuff, Im glad I found this post because i was looking for something like this since last week. much appreciated!!

    -2
  149. 152

    This is awesome, thank you so much….

    -2
  150. 153

    WOW! this is so cool, thanks for sharing!! :D

    0
  151. 154

    Awesome

    -5
  152. 155

    no letters for the above list

    -5
  153. 156

    That’s got the creative juices flowing again! Thanks so much for this post :)

    -5
  154. 157

    These are great! Thanks a lot!

    -3
  155. 158

    To save A LOT of time, just change it into a smart object, drag it to your new comp, and then just choose color dodge… saves SOOOOO much time

    -3
  156. 159

    wonderful. thanks for sharing

    -3
  157. 160

    Amazing and perfect designs and tutorials. i really love it. thanks for sharing.. Smashing Good work! Good Job guys! more power. keep it up :)

    -3
  158. 161

    Amazing. Thank you!

    -2
  159. 162

    Great tutorials! Thanks. Except that the link to the one tutorial I was looking for, Writing in Sand, isn’t working. Any chance you can get a new tutorial for it up and running?

    -3
  160. 163

    Great Tutorial collection! Thank you.

    -2
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    Stewart D. Mandabva

    April 29, 2011 10:34 am

    If a man’s mind is capable of creating such effects, then I wonder when I try to think of his Creator’s….. I mean….. it leaves us with no choice but to worship and praise HIM. Great stuff guys!!!

    -2
  162. 165

    i can’t believe….. really awesome tutorials….
    thanx alot….

    -5
  163. 166

    awesome tutorials.. two thumbs up..

    0
  164. 167

    wow this all amazing text and this my first time to see this website and i wish if it is a have fire text .that not from the pic

    -3
  165. 168

    Stunning! Thank you! I am looking to create the effect of words spinning around someone’s head (like a brim on a hat) to show “decision making”. Can anyone help me with that?

    -4
  166. 169

    are you kidding me? doing a few of these will definitely help improve my design ability. thanks andrew! i think the guy who commented above about not seeing more than one stunning example here is missing the point. it’s all art, so he doesn’t have to like it. but the point is you’ve provided countless hours of knowledge so that we can all benefit. and it’s all available in one page. thanks for giving me more than a semester’s worth of learning tools! i’m inspired…
    erickjellberg.com

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    Arifur Rahman

    June 26, 2011 1:38 am

    WOW! Fantastic post. Really helpful for me.

    -4
  168. 171

    Great design,All these derive from superb idea.

    Tanawat from Thailand

    -5
  169. 172

    Raghunath Kesherwani

    August 11, 2011 11:30 pm

    Wow this is amazing…..

    -3
  170. 173

    Very Nice and helping…..

    -7
  171. 174

    There are some fantastic text effects here, really inspiring stuff. Love the mix of stitching and type think they work great together, also the organic mix of images and textures here blow me away. Nice to see a lot of psdtut’s quality work being showcased.
    Keep up the good work!

    -5
  172. 175

    PhotoshopWarrior

    August 17, 2011 2:04 am

    The gold text effect is really cool

    -7
  173. 176

    I just want to say thank you for this site. It really helped me and my design.
    – John

    -6
  174. 177

    Good !!!

    -2
  175. 178

    this is awesome!
    thanks for sharing :)

    -5
  176. 179

    Excellent list, extremely helpful!! Could you re-host the the “Warm Neon Glow” one as the link doesnt work. It would be perfect for im looking for.

    Thanks again

    Adam

    -4
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    venkateshan chandramouli

    September 20, 2011 11:33 pm

    hi
    this is really good. context sensitive text and effects combination . nice to go through all the best for your future

    -3
  178. 181

    simply great art.

    -3
  179. 182

    awesome…i get a idea …for new creative work ..thanx for it

    -3
  180. 183

    Awesome collection! thanks for sharing

    -4
  181. 184

    cool c:

    -3
  182. 185

    I click the link for one of the effects and it sends me to some weird shotgun website -.-
    Wtf D:

    0
  183. 186

    unbeliveble……
    its so cool

    -5
  184. 187

    werry good
    tnx for this post

    -2
  185. 188

    Wohoo, So many goodies, I really don’t know where to start. Brilliant website and thanks for sharing :-)

    best regards

    0
  186. 189

    this is so tight its amazing

    -6
  187. 190

    Some of these are hard to read for people with glasses who forgot them at home!

    -1
  188. 191

    Thanks for the great tutorial

    -4
  189. 192

    Pancrasio Taquache

    April 20, 2012 5:05 pm

    the smoke one looks clean… itz 4/20 burn it

    1
  190. 193

    thank you …

    0
  191. 194

    (Stunning 3D effects in 30 minutes ) It doesn’t work…!

    -3
  192. 195

    First of all, I’m not a Photographer. Secondly, I don’t know anything at all about Photoshop but I want to learn. I really like text effects and fantasy pictures that Photoshop Artists make. Thats my word for ’em because these really are works of art. I just wish I could do them. Anyway, I have Photoshop CC and now I just need to learn how to use it. I’m a disabled Vietnam Vet and I’m retired and 64 years old so I’ve got plenty of time on my hands to learn Photoshop although it isn’t my only interest.

    -1
  193. 197

    How is the coffee-wrapping-esque effect text created?

    -4
  194. 198

    You know what, a lot of them are broken links. You (the author) should check them all.

    -4
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    Markus Seyfferth

    March 30, 2014 2:07 pm

    Thanks guys, have checked and updated all the links!

    -1

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