25 Photoshop Tutorials for Creating 3D Text Effects

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With some creativity you can create amazing text effects with Photoshop. In this post we’ll feature 25 of the best tutorials for creating 3D text effects. There are a variety of different types of effects, so hopefully you can find some new tricks to learn.

If you’re looking for examples of inspirational uses of text, please see our new gallery site, TypeInspire.

Awesome Milk Typography Effect in Photoshop

Awesome Milk Typography Effect in Photoshop

Create a 3D Text Scene Using Photoshop

Create a 3D Text Scene Using Photoshop

Photoshop Tutorial: Stunning 3D Effect in 30 Minutes

Photoshop Tutorial: Stunning 3D Effect in 30 Minutes

3D Text on Fire

3D Text on Fire

3D Text Effects

3D Text Effects

Design Soft Stylized 3D Type

Design Soft Stylized 3D Type

Kaboom! Exploding Text

Kaboom! Exploding Text

Valentines Day – Photoshop Style

Valentines Day - Photoshop Style

Glowing and Sparkling Intense Light 3D Logo

Glowing and Sparkling Intense Light 3D Logo

Stunning Neon Light 3D Typography

Stunning Neon Light 3D Typography

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop

Creating a Spectacular Flaming Meteor Effect on Text

Creating a Spectacular Flaming Meteor Effect on Text

Create a Spectacular Style Text Effect

Create a Spectacular Style Text Effect

Hell of Tutorial in Photoshop

Hell of Tutorial in Photoshop

Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography

Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography

Papercraft Text Effect

Papercraft Text Effect

Create a 3D Flowery Text Effect

Create a 3D Flowery Text Effect

How to Create a Realistic 3D Stone Text Effect

How to Create a Realistic 3D Stone Text Effect

Create 3D Text with Some Extreme Lighting

Create 3D Text with Some Extreme Lightin

3D Text Effect in Photoshop (video)

3D Text Effect in Photoshop

Transformers Effect

Transformers Effect

Create a Colorful 3D Text Explosion

Create a Colorful 3D Text Explosion

3D Text Effect

3D Text Effect

How to Create High Quality Metal 3D Text in Photoshop

How to Create High Quality Metal 3D Text in Photoshop

How to Quickly Create a Stylish Retro Text Effect

How to Quickly Create a Stylish Retro Text Effect

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  • Enrique Flouret, June 25, 2009

    Thanks for mentioning my Papercraft Text Effect. Yesterday I published a new text effect in the same line:
    Popup Papercraft Text Effect
    http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/Photoshop-blog/2009/06/22/a-nice-popup-papercraft-text-effect/

    Thanks again!

  • Mike Smith, June 25, 2009

    Awesome! I have been looking for a tut like the second one for a week now. glad I seen this in my feed reader today :)

  • Arsh Singh, June 25, 2009

    These are some Really Nice Tuts!!
    Loved the Fresh Text Effect!!

  • arun, June 25, 2009

    Yeah Second one looks Grand.

  • Bradley Davis, June 25, 2009

    All i can say is they are red hot! Thank you for the tut!
    :)

  • Marco, June 25, 2009

    Whoah, amazing roundup! Some very nice high quality articles are listed here.

    Also, thanks for listing two 3d Text Effect tutorials from Marcofolio – glad you liked them.

    Keep up the great work!

  • Tyler, June 25, 2009

    Great collection, I’m a huge fan of 3D text.

    Thanks for adding two of mine from Denis Designs also!

  • shravan, June 25, 2009

    very nice collection. Love it

  • Jake, June 25, 2009

    Awesome collection! I have to say that PSD Tuts creates some of the most amazing tutorials, and this gallery only proves that.

  • K-Nine, June 26, 2009

    Nice collection. Love it!

  • Gabriel, June 26, 2009

    Hey, thanks a lot for including the Kaboom text tutorial on this very inspiring list!

  • oyun, June 26, 2009

    I love this blog.

  • Jesse, June 28, 2009

    This is just an awesome post! I just recently started using photoshop myself. Started out making some signatures for my forum user names. Now, I was trying to learn on how to create logos for my business names and ideas. Now I have another task! To learn 3D Graphics. I really do appreciate the work you put into this post. I’ll be visiting this blog much more in the future.

  • Web Templates, June 28, 2009

    As always you have put together a fantastic collection of design tutorials for 3d.

  • logofreestyle, June 29, 2009

    Hey, Great list! Thank you!
    There’s also a nice video of a 3D logo tutorial here :
    http://www.logofreestyle.com/?p=67

    The interesting point is that this one doesnt requires any other (3D) tool.

  • Thai Cosmetic, June 29, 2009

    Wonderful tips and thanks for sharing Text(3D), i will be taking these tips and putting them to good practice as soon as possible.

  • Who needs 3DMax when you have Photoshop? This is a really useful post. I’ve often wondered about how to make better 3D effects with Photoshop. Now I know. Thanks.

  • Adam Brewer, July 1, 2009

    Fantastic list – some of these effects are stunning! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Glowtouch Technologies, July 4, 2009

    The image explosion is very good. I would like to thank the one who posted the article on that. It is really cool.

    Thanks.

  • web design usa, July 10, 2009

    grate photoshop tutorials and best designing

  • Peter Mikhael, July 12, 2009

    thx for the tutorials :). I have a tutorial 3d logo design – Logo Design behind the Scenes. I use Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe after Effects, Adobe Flash and Adobe Dreamweaver. so the final logo ready for printing, TV production and Web Publishing.

    http://www.petermikhael.com/tutorials_3d_logo_design.html

  • Empire Elements, July 13, 2009

    It is so amazing to see what we can do with Photoshop and this is one of the best examples.

    Keep up the good work.

  • Eric Shafer, July 13, 2009

    3D text effects are really awesome, I love the “cold” one.

    Featured here: http://www.presidiacreative.com/best-of-the-web-28/

  • Mike, August 14, 2009

    This is an incredible resource. We can definitely use this as a loading screen or make a portion for effects on a part of the website itself.

  • semuel, October 27, 2009

    very inspiring me..thx a lot, be the best

  • solexy, May 12, 2010

    thx, great list

  • WOW! I’ve never tryed the 3d effect tool in photoshop. These are awesome. I’m going to look into these tutorials.

  • FreeSoft, June 16, 2010

    Simply magnificent collection of effects for Photoshop. I was just going to create a new design dyal your blog and thinking to make a new logo, now with the help of these lessons will think something beautiful. Thank you!

  • Cografya, June 19, 2010

    This is a really useful post. I’ve often wondered about how to make better 3D effects with Photoshop. Now I know. Thanks

  • Vinny, June 22, 2010

    Thanks for posting the tutorials. Really liked them! Especially the tutorial on 3D text explosion. I got my designer from logodesignstation.com to design a logo for me based on a few of the tutorials that inspired me. The final approved logo looked great and was affordable too. Thanks again for posting the tutorial links…

  • TwitterBackgrounds, July 21, 2010

    Great tutorial roundup :) There are some really amazing 3D text effects among your selection. I never really though about trying a 3D text effect in photoshop but now I am definitely going to. Thanks for sharing.

  • Thanks for the Text effects tutorials, I have found them very useful and will be using them on my projects

  • Linda, August 8, 2010

    Tutorial is great. I love spectacular glass and stylish retro)

  • QIP Download, September 16, 2010

    Effects collected on this page impress! Especially I liked effects «Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop» and is modern the effect «3D Text Effects» which very much will approach for use at logo creation, for example, for an entertaining site looks. Thanks!

  • That’s absolutely fantastic titorials which can be easily used to improve our videos! Actually, I couldn’t even imagine before that effects like Milk could be created without 3D Max or similar software/
    Thanks again, what a wonderful resource!

  • creare site online, December 4, 2010

    Link to “Create a Colorful 3D Text Explosion” doesn’t work. :(
    Rest of the links are ok. thx

  • citra, December 8, 2010

    i love transformer style, just try it but not made it :(

    thanks for sharing, i love the list and make me eager to learn more

  • mebel, February 21, 2011

    Yep! Link to “Create a Colorful 3D Text Explosion” doesn’t work. Plz do some thing

    • Vandelay Website Design, February 21, 2011

      Mebel,
      It’s an old post. When other blogs are taken off line there are going to be some dead links.

  • Jimmy Nguyen, April 1, 2011

    What amazing post is !
    Your tutorials suggested above give me many experiences in learning PSD.
    Thank for sharing .

    Jimmy

  • Anoop Menon, June 21, 2011

    Nice collection. Valentines Day – Photoshop Style is great.

  • nice effects, thanks for the list

  • Anuraag, May 20, 2013

    Amaizng tutorial. One more great tutorial(s) to love photoshop. Will be coming back. Keep posting such good stuff.