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30 High Quality Photoshop Tutorials On Text Effects & Type


There are literally thousands of tutorials on text effects and type so we have given an outline in the art of  typography and what it is .Then listed 30 tutorials you can use in designing posters, magazines and portfolio pieces using Photoshop.

Introduction to Typography

Typography is very important to the design process and when done well can enhance a design for readability and creativity. It gives the designer a chance to express his creativity subtlety so that the text reads seamlessly.-

Typography involves selecting the correct typeface then organizing the point size, line length, leading, tracking and kerning.

Jonathan Hoefler on Helvetica:  And it’s hard to evaluate it. It’s like being asked what you think about off-white paint. It’s just… it’s just there. And it’s hard to get your head around, it’s that big.

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The art of typography is a broad  subject so braod they made a film about a type face which you’ve probably heard of  Helvetica: which you can watch at the end of this post .

‘The distinction between font and typeface is that a font designates a specific member of a type family such as roman, boldface, or italic type, while typeface designates a consistent visual appearance or style which can be a “family” or related set of fonts. For example, a given typeface such as Arial may include roman, bold, and italic fonts.’

You may also be interested in these resources to help you  learn more about typography

50 Incredible Fonts for Professional Web & Print Design

Brief introduction to typography

i love typography

Breathtaking Typographic Posters

A 20 Minute Intro to Typography Basics

30 Inspirational Quotes on Design

When the student is ready, the master appears.

1 Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography

In this tutorial you will be  shown how to mix some vectors with letters to create a really nice design.


2 New Way to Create 3D Text

3D text needs the right depth, lighting and texture. Nik Ainley tells you how to do this without re-rendering nightmares


3 Dynamic Recessed Watercolor Typography in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to mix vector elements and watercolor effects with text to create a stunning design


4 Colorful Glowing Text Effect in Photoshop

It’s a wondeful little style that could easily be integrated into any dark graphic design where some upbeat text is needed.


5 Advanced Glow Effects

In this tutorial, your going to create some really sharp-looking glow effects using a combination of layer styles, the Pen Tool and Color Blending.


6 Recreate the ‘Bee Movie’ Text Effect

In this quick Photoshop tutorial we’ll be recreating the ‘Bee movie’ text effect.


7 Transformers Effect

In this tutorial you will learn how to make the Transformers movie text effect while learning to create 3D text and apply a series of layer styles.


8 Create a Spectacular Flaming Meteor Effect on Text

Take typography one step further by having text falling from the sky in a burning inferno.


9 Create a 3D flowery text effect

Use Illustrator for the text and Photoshop to finish up with.


10 Papercraft Text Effect

Inspired by Wired Magazine’s  September 2008 issue a new headline design created by Mario Hugo. This cool headline design is replicated in photoshop.papercraft-text-effect

11  Simple, Sleek & Stylish Text Effect

In this short and simple tutorial I’m going to teach you how to make a very stylish, sleek text effect, like the example I’ve shown in the below image.


12 Tutorial Smooth Glass Type

Here’s a quick way to create some nice looking translucent glass type that’ll work great on any background, made completely with layer styles.


13 Text Effect Quickie: Moon Shine Text Effect

In just a few simple steps, you can add a calm, easy-going text effect — great for evening events and crisp banners.


14 Retro Text

Retro Text and Video Layers Retro text like this looks great but isn’t easy to create in Photoshop alone so here you use a mix of Photoshop and Illustrator, raster and vector to create some unique text.


15 Graffiti with Photoshop

A trendy graffiti on a wall effect done in photoshop to produce a fairly unique and interesting result.


16 Wood Inlay Text

In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a wood inlay effect using wood textures, layer masks and a few creative selection techniques.


17 Create and Then Shatter a Grid, while Making a Typographic Poster

Let’s get our own share of typography with this dark and grungy poster.


18 Smoke Type in Photoshop in 10 Steps

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a smoke typography effect playing with some brushes and adjustment layers. It’s a very easy tutorial and you will be able to do the whole process in 5-10 minutes.


19 A Slick Supernatural Text Effect

In this tutorial you”ll be creating a smoky night effect on text to give it an eerie supernatural sort of feel.


20 License Plate

In this Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn how to create a custom vanity license plate using a few basic Photoshop tools a piece of reference material and some creative layer stylings.


21 Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography

In this tutorial, you’re going to create a 3D Typography based design. All the elements will revolve around the centerpiece and theme: dreaming.


22 Create a Trendy Typographic Poster Design

This time we’ll look at stripping back the tools to creating an interesting and eye-catching poster with a single typographic word.


23 Fresh 3D Text effects

In it, type-effects guru Nik Ainley shows how to create the image below.


24Create an Awesome Grass Texture in Photoshop

This tutorial will combine creating textures in Photosho,p you will also go over some new techniques, and add some finishing touches that pull the whole look together.


25 Awesome Grunge Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to create an awesome grungy text effect. The effect can be used to liven up your website layouts, but can also provide a good way to display logos and other graphical elements alone.


26 Iron Man Wallpaper

Learn how to create text from the film Iron Man.


27 Creating the Sky Logo

In this tutorial, you will learn a simple way of creating Sky’s latest logo. You will be using layer styles and adjustment layers to achieve a transparent glass effect, which will come in handy for many other graphics too.


28 Text In Stitches

In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to convert text to a path and how to stitch that path using a custom brush set.


29 Typography Wallpaper in Photoshop

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


30 Create a Spectacular Graffiti Effect

Simulate the graffiti look in Photoshop, whilst learning the vanishing point filter and a couple of extra steps to help improve the realism.


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luiza p


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4 thoughts on “30 High Quality Photoshop Tutorials On Text Effects & Type”

    paul says:

    thanks again didnt realise these were available for free ill be back : )

    paul says:

    thanks again didnt realise these were available for free ill be back : )

    paul says:

    thanks again didnt realise these were available for free ill be back : )

    Jordon Mccaleb says:

    Fascinating Ty :D

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