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20 Useful Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials

Using plain texts as visual elements in your design is boring. But with very little effort and with the aid of Adobe Photoshop, you can put effects to those texts to produce some very amazing and wonderful effects. In this post, I am going to list down 20 very simple yet very useful Photoshop text effects tutorials. The techniques used to create these Photoshop text effects are not only useful for learning how to make special effects for all kinds of objects but also in giving you basic ideas on many of Photoshop’s filters and commands.

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The Photoshop text effects tutorials included in this roundup will teach you how to recreate a logo or a title of a popular movie, putting light effects on texts, 3D effects, texturizing types and a lot more. Feel free to put your own twist on them and try some other ways of recreating them. To view the tutorial, please click on the links provided below each preview image.

01 - How to Make a Colorful Light Burst Text
Written By Steve Patterson, this Adobe Photoshop tutorial will show you how to engulf text in an explosion of light and color. The tutorial sjust a few stepsand a couple of filters that are not used very often in everyday Photoshop work. Creating this text effect is quite simple and the end result is definitely worth the effort.

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02 – How to Recreate the “Transformers Movie” Text Effect
From PSHero, this tutorial will show you in exactly 12 easy steps how to make the Transformers movie text effect while learning to create 3D text and apply a series of layer styles.

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03-How to Make a Gold Photoshop Text Effect From Scratch
There are a lot of ways to make “gold” text. This tutorial from PSDtuts makes use of two layers with the exact same text on it. They are layered on top of each other with the bottom layer a few pixels down so that it gives an illusion of 3 dimensions.

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04- Photoshop Text Effects – How to Recreate the “Bee Movie” Text Effect
In this quick Photoshop tutorial form PhotoshopStar, you will learn how to recreate the ‘Bee movie’ text effect. Bee Movie, by the way, is animated film from Dreamworks.

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05-How to Make a Stroke Text with a Brush
In this tutorial from Photoshop Essentials, you will learn how to stroke the outline of your text using any brush available in your Photoshop.

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06- How to Make a Flaming Meteor Text Effect
This tutorial from PSDtuts, takes typography one step further by having text falling from the sky in a burning inferno. The author uses a little Illustrator for the text and a lot of Photoshop to create the “flaming” effect.

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07- How to Make A shiny Neon Text Effect in Photoshop
This tutorial from Abduzeedo, helps you cteate a flashy neon text in seven easy steps. This can be applied to all kinds of backgrounds. Just remember to adjust some opacities to match the color of your background.

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08 - How to Make A Frozen Text Effect in Photoshop
From Quantum Petshop, this tutorial lets you freeze your text and make it look like an ice cube with a frosted top and icicles.

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09 – How to Make Text on Fire with Glossy Reflection
In everything I do, I always try to achieve balance. So, now, let us look at how to make a burning text in Photoshop. In this two-page tutorial from Photoshop Dragon, you will learn how to create a flaming text.

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10How to make a Shocking Text Effect
Probably the next most popular text effect tutorial on the internet, I would say that this shocking text effect is a classic. Level of difficulty: Easy.

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11- How to Make a Reflective Liquid Text Effect
From Photoshop Cafe, this tutorial takes an extra step (or few steps) to explain the process of creating the metal and liquid effect in Photoshop.

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12 - How to Make a Grunge Rubber Stamp Effect
This tutorial from Biorust lets you create grunge brushes and explains how these brushes can be used to reproduce realism in rubber-stamped logos. In seven easy steps, you will be able to make your own grunge logo.

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13- How to Make a Transparent Glass Text Effect
A tutorial from PSDtuts that uses layer effects to make a lettering style that looks transparent and stunning. This tutorial involves much use of layer styles and a bit of “extra magic” to create this effect.

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14- How to Make a Worn and Torn Text Effect
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a worn and torn text effect text that looks worn out and falling apart.

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15 - How to Make a Colorful Striped Text
This tutorial from PSDtuts is a  great lesson on the use of brush and blending to create a colorful collage. Try using this technique when designing something for that special person.:)

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15 -Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect
This tutorial from PSDtuts makes use of the Pen Tool and a lot of patience to create this excellent grass effect.

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16 - The Sugar Bag Effect
In this tutorial I will show you a neat little text effect using only layer styles and selections.

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17 - Spray Paint Text
this tutorial will teach you how to make this spray paint style text effect which really stands out and would make a great wallpaper.

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18 - Pimp your text with photoshop
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a simple layer-style for your pimpin’ text in photoshop. If you don’t have the patience to do this tutorial, you can just download the PSD which contains the layer style from this tutorial. Nice and easy.

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19 - Retro Text
This tutorial uses both Photoshop and Illustrator to create a retro look for your text.

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20 - Scan line Text
This tutorial Here will teach you how to create a style  called ‘Scan line Text’ which is basically text that glows like bright scan lines, with a smart reflection as well. So learn out how to create this amazing yet simple effect with this easy to follow tutorial.

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6 Comments

  1. This is awesome !!! Good work

  2. Thanks for making this available!

  3. I am working as an photographer own my shop in Rishikesh and want to learn more about using photoshop efeects please help me thank you.

  4. @poojan: There are lots of sites about Photoshop tutorials, You may start with PSDtuts.com

  5. I want to study Photoshop very well.

  6. Photoshop is one of my favourite program to create web layouts.

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