Aug 10

50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 02:00 — julie


One of my favorite underutilize ways of using photoshop is to create beautiful text effects. Photoshop is such a powerful tool, and now with the 3D capabilities now available in Photoshop the possibilities of various text effects that are achievable are endless.

In this roundup it’s a massive compilation of the very best photoshop tutorials, for creating modern jaw dropping text effects mostly just using purely Photoshop.

Please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below, and your more than welcome to contribute any text effects you feel may be missing from the post.

1. Shiny Reflective 3D Text Effect in Photoshop CC 2014gold glossy effect 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

This one will show you how to combine some shape attributes with various 3D settings to create a shiny, reflective, and elegant 3D text effect in Photoshop CC 2014.

2. How to Create a Clean, Glossy Plastic Text Effect in Adobe Photoshopclean text effect 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

Using multiple layer styles can help achieve a more detailed and 3D-looking effect. This tutorial will show you how to use layer styles, filters, textures, brushes, and adjustment layers to create a shiny, clean plastic text effect in Adobe Photoshop.

3. Inflated Text Using 3D in Photoshop CCinflated text effect 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

Create a reflective metallic look in a matter of minutes. (Note: For this technique, you’ll need either Photoshop CS6 Extended or CC.)

4. Create a text on a foggy rainy window in Photoshopfoggy rain missing text effect 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

Photoshop tutorial by BlueLightningTv showing how to create the look of a handwritten message on a foggy, rainy window pane.

5. Create a Glowing 3D Text Effect With Filter Forge and Photoshopglow text effect 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

In this tutorial, you will show you how to combine Photoshop with Filter Forge to create a glowing 3D text effect. We will begin by showing you how to create basic shapes in Photoshop, we’ll then 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.

6. Create a Cool Wet Ink Typography Effect in Photoshopwet ink thumb 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

In this tutorial, you will show you how to combine Photoshop with Filter Forge to create a glowing 3D text effect. We will begin by showing you how to create basic shapes in Photoshop, we’ll then 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.

7. Easy Furry Text in Photoshopfury text effecrt thumb 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

So in this tutorial you 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.

8. How to create a colorful text effectfly 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

This tutorial shows creating a beautiful and vivid, typography based artwork. You will learn to combine different elements and applications effectively to complete a design task.

9. Cookie Text Effectcookie 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

In 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.

10. Create an Ice Cream Type Treatment in Photoshopslurp 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

It’s funny to see how simple objects can inspire creative type treatments. In the past I’ve played with plates, paper andwood. 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. So… give it a try!

11. How to Create a Realistic Neon Light Text Effect in Adobe Photoshopneon text effect 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

Layering glow and gloss effects can help create nice, shiny objects. This tutorial will show you how to modify a brick texture for the background, and then use layer styles with the Pen Tool to add some bright, glowing neon text and a simple cable over it.

12. Create a Fire and Rust Text Effect Using the Flame Filter in Adobe Photoshop CCflame text effect 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

The Flame Generator filter in Adobe Photoshop CC is a new feature that’s designed to render realistic flames on user-defined paths. This tutorial will show you how to style and texture a rusty text, then add some flames using the filter, along with some other smoke and sparks textures to create a vibrant flaming text effect.

13. How to create a sweet text effectsweet text effect thumb 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

In this tutorial, It will walk you through the process of making a yummy sweet text in Photoshop. We will use the basic tools and effects along to achieve the final outcome in short time.

14. Create a 3D Retro Text Effect Using Layer Styles in Adobe Photoshopretro text effect thumb 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

This tutorial will show you how to use layer styles, smart objects, and some other basic elements in Adobe Photoshop to create a simple, retro looking, 3D text effect.

15. Create an ice cream text effecticecream text effect thumb 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

Today I will show you how to create an awesome ice cream text effect! The process is simple enough for any level Photoshop lover. We will use the basic tools and effects along to achieve the final outcome in short time.

16. Realistic, Aged Cloud Text Effect Using Photoshop Brushesclound text thumb 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

This tutorial will show you how to use some very basic skills, along with high quality Photoshop brushes, to achieve an ethereal cloud text effect.

17. Create a Hatched Drop Shadow Text Effect in Illustratordrop text effect thumb 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

Hatched drop shadow text effects are becoming more common in typefaces these days – Trend was one of the first to offer a layered font with a faux hatched drop shadow which motivated others to offer them. But what if you want a hatched drop shadow on the font you’re using, not trend? What if it’s for a one-off headline where lots of text doesn’t need it, it just needs to look beautiful in one powerful instance? That’s when we start making art instead of adjusting type, which is why this week’s tutorial isn’t on a text layer style; we’ll be customizing our hatched drop shadow to fit an artistic style.

18. Create 3D Rubber and Glass Text in Photoshop CS6dont stop 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

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.

19. Notebook Paper Text Photoshop Tutorialnotebook thumb 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

This is a back to school Photoshop tutorial that you can use to create truly unique text effects using your own name for example. I was inspired by a notebook icon that I found on deviantArt and decided to make a Photoshop text effect out of it. I really hope you will enjoy our new Photoshop tutorial and decide to practice it. Even if it looks like an advanced tutorial it can be also made by Photoshop beginners.

20. Simple 3D Acrylic Text Effect in Photoshop CS6thank you 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

This tutorial will explain how to use Photoshop CS6′s new Shape and 3D capabilities to create a polished sleek acrylic/plastic/glass text effect. Then, the coloring will be modified using two adjustment layers.

21. Create a Magma Hot Text Effect in Photoshopmagma text effect 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

This tutorial will explain how to use Photoshop CS6′s new Shape and 3D capabilities to create a polished sleek acrylic/plastic/glass text effect. Then, the coloring will be modified using two adjustment layers.

22. Glossy Candy Cane Text Effectcandy text 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

This tutorial will show you a super easy way to create a glossy candy cane inspired text effect using a bunch of Layer Styles.

23. How to Write in the Sand in Adobe Photoshopsand text 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

Adobe Photoshop’s Layer Styles are one of the quickest, yet most effective ways of achieving many different effects. This tutorial will show you how to combine the power of Layer Styles along with a couple of textures, brushes, and selection options to create a realistic-looking sand writing text effect.

24. How to Create a Brushed Metal Text Effect in Adobe Photoshopmetal text effect 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

This tutorial will guide you through creating a brushed metal text effect, using multiple layer styles and some textures. You’ll get to work a bit with the text itself, and also use a smart object to warp the styled text but keep it editable, so it can be modified pretty quickly without the need to go over the steps again.

25. Design Magical Fire Energy Text Effect in Photoshopmagical text effect 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design this Magical Fire Energy Text Effect in Photoshop. This is a beginner tutorial and I will show how easy it is to create a great looking text effect in Photoshop in just a few steps. We will come across some paintings, layer blending, and image adjustments.

26. Get started with type arttype art 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

Type art is popular at the moment for all sorts of reasons – and it’s a highly versatile skill to have. You can use illustrated lettering in projects ranging from posters to brochures – making it a great technique to add to your creative toolset.

27. Create Bread Typography in Photoshopcafy 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this interesting bread typography in Photoshop. We will be adjusting and manipulating several bread stock images to make our typography. Have a try!

28. How to Create a Colorful, Summery 3D Text Effect in Adobe Photoshopsummer text effect 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

Summer is here! So it’s time for a colorful, fresh, and fun text effect tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to create a colorful 3D text effect, and then add in a couple of brushes and stock images to create an interesting, summery text effect.

29. The Text on the Wet Sweaty Windowlife is good thumb 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

Summer is here! So it’s time for a colorful, fresh, and fun text effect tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to create a colorful 3D text effect, and then add in a couple of brushes and stock images to create an interesting, summery text effect.

30. Create an Autumn-Themed 3D Text Effect With Photoshop CS6 Extendedleaf 3d 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

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.

31. Lost in Space Typography in Photoshoplost in space 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

An abstract composition with light effects and apply that as a texture of a text, everything done only using Photoshop.

32. Create a 3D Ice Text Effect With Modo and Photoshopfrost 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

While Photoshop allows us to do many things, often, the final outcome we are looking for just can’t be accomplished using Photoshop alone. One of the best things about Photoshop, however, is that it almost always has a role in modern design workflows, especially in 3D. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a 3D ice text effect using Modo to sculpt the 3D models and Photoshop for texturing and post-production.

33. Create 3D Star Light Text Effect in Photoshopstar light 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

In this tutorial, It will show you the process of creating this 3D star light text effect in Photoshop. We will use a number of manipulation techniques such as layer blending, adjustment layers and various tools such as brush, eraser and free transform tools.

34. How to Create Colorful Wooden 3D Textwooden text effect 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

Photoshop is a powerful tool for creating all sorts of imagery but it does have its limitations. While Photoshop does have some fantastic tools for creating 3D text, there are other applications that are often better suited for the job. That is why many illustrators use a combination of Photoshop and some other 3D application to help create 3D text. 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.

35. Create 3D Snow Text Effect Using Cinema4D and Photoshopsnow text 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

In this tutorial, It will walk you through the steps to create this 3D Snowy Text Effect Using Cinema4D and Photoshop. We will render the 3D text in Cinema4D, then apply the snow effect in Photoshop.

36. 3D Layered Blocks Text Effect in Photoshop CC 2014you rock 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

This tutorial will show you how to play around with Photoshop’s Shape and 3D options and settings, to create a simple clean 3D text effect pretty easily and quickly.

37. Chocolate Text Effect in Photoshop for Valentine’s Daylove 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

It’s February! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Last year, I showed you guys how to create a ‘Snow Heart‘ effect using an image, and the magic of a custom brush. This year, we’re going to sweeten things up by creating a delicious chocolate text effect using Layer Styles!

38. Create a Detailed Flour Text Effect in Adobe Photoshopflour text effect 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

Modifying the various brush settings in Photoshop can help achieve different effects and textures. This tutorial will show you how to play around with brush settings, as well as layer styles, to create a messy, flour-inspired text effect.

39. Create realistic cloud text effectearth day thumb 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

This tutorial will show you how to create realistic clouds text effect in Photoshop. In oreder to create clouds effect use bold font, combined with textured clouds brushes. We will also create beautiful Earth Day poster photo manipulation.

40. Design Fluid Typography on Watercolour Background in Photoshopdesign fluid thumb 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps to Design this Fluid Typography on Watercolour Background in Photoshop. We will mainly use custom brushes and the liquify tool to achieve this simple, but unique effect.

41. Create a 3D Golden Text Artfailing not always faleure thumb 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

Learn how to make any inspirational message look more meaningful by turning it into a 3D typography poster. In this Photoshop tutorial, you will how to create striking 3D gold text, add reflections with image-based lighting, create a drywall background from scratch, and position your lights using an easy method.

42. Create Abstract Shining Text Effect with Groovy Font in Photoshopretro style 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

In this tutorial, I will show you the methods I use to Create Abstract Shining Text Effect with Groovy Font in Photoshop. This is a beginner level tutorial with lots of tips and tricks about effective text manipulation.

43. Quick Tip: Create a Shiny, Gold, Old World Text Effect in Photoshopgold text effect thumb 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

In this quick tip tutorial it will show you how to create a shiny, gold, old world text effect using layer styles in Photoshop.

44. Sparkling Iron Text Effectspark effect 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

This tutorial explains how to create a vivid sparkling iron text effect. Many elements will be used, like Layer Styles, brushes, filters, adjustment layers, and some images as well. This tutorial is full of useful tips and tricks for Photoshop users, and it introduces helpful techniques too.

45. Old Signage in Photoshop 3Dsignage thumb 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

This tutorial will show you how to create a nice old signage effect using Photoshop and a stock photo. The whole process is pretty simple bu the end result is quite nice. We will also create a simple animated gif in the end.

46. Create Mysterious “Energy Flow” Rock Text Effect in Photoshopenergy 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

In this tutorial, It will show you the steps I took to create this Mysterious “Energy Flow” rock text effect in Photoshop. We will use a rock texture, river flow stock image, and cloud brushes to achieve this effect. The rock texture will form the foundation of the text, whereas the river stock will be used to create the “Energy Flow” around the text.

47. Brick Text Typography Surreal Photoshop Tutorial3d brick 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

Learn how to create a 3D brick typography in Photoshop using a free 3D action maker. We will combine the brick text effect with different images to create a surreal photo manipulation. I am waiting to see your results; you can use other textures like wood for example to create your own interesting text effects.

48. Create a 3D Mosaic Cork Text Effect With Filter Forge and Adobe Photoshopblack and white 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

A good texture is an essential part of a realistic effect. This tutorial will show you how to use Filter Forge to get a cork texture, and then use it along with other material settings to create a mosaic cork text effect.

49. Create a Retro Star Wars Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshopstar wars 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

In this tutorial I will show you how to use a couple of layer styles, with a nice space texture and a flare brush tip, to create a Star Wars inspired text effect.

50. Create 3D type art using Photoshop CS5create 3d 50 amazing modern Photoshop text effect tutorials

Nik Ainley talks you through the process of creating a poster using Photoshop CS5 Extended’s incredible new extrusion tool


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