35 Amazing Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

Creating amazing text effects in Photoshop can help to take your work to the next level. Fortunately, there are a lot of great tutorials out there that show a wide variety of techniques for working with text in Photoshop. In this post we’ll feature 35 Photoshop text effect tutorials. You may also be interested in a post from a few years ago, 50 Essential Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials. We also have a post that is great for anyone just getting started with Photoshop, Learn Photoshop: All the Basics for Beginners.

Clash of the Titans Text Effect in Photoshop

Clash of the Titans Text Effect in Photoshop

Recreate the Epic 80′s Metal Text Effect in Photoshop

Recreate the Epic 80's Metal Text Effect in Photoshop

Create Smokey Typography in 12 Steps

Create Smokey Typography in 12 Steps

Create Gold Ornamental Text in Photoshop

Create Gold Ornamental Text in Photoshop

Create an Extruded Glossy 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

Create an Extruded Glossy 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

Create a Dark Grunge 3D Text Scene in Photoshop

Create a Dark Grunge 3D Text Scene in Photoshop

How to Create Remarkable 3D Text in Photoshop

How to Create Remarkable 3D Text in Photoshop

Elegant 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

Elegant 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

Create Glossy 3D Text Using Xara 3D and Photoshop

Create Glossy 3D Text Using Xara 3D and Photoshop

Moon Shine Text Effect

Moon Shine Text Effect

Create Metallic Text on a Concrete Background

Create Metallic Text on a Concrete Background

Create Awesome Splashing Water Text Effect in Photoshop

Create Awesome Splashing Water Text Effect in Photoshop

How to Create an Ice Text Effect with Photoshop

How to Create an Ice Text Effect with Photoshop

Create Detailed Letters of Gold and Diamond

Create Detailed Letters of Gold and Diamond

Create Colorful 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

Create Colorful 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

How to Create Eroded Metal Text with Photoshop

How to Create Eroded Metal Text with Photoshop

Shiny Calligraphy Text Effect in Photoshop

Shiny Calligraphy Text Effect in Photoshop

Create an Atmospheric Underwater Text Effect

Create an Atmospheric Underwater Text Effect

How to Create Inset Typography in Photoshop

How to Create Inset Typography in Photoshop

How to Create Stunning and Bold 3D Text

How to Create Stunning and Bold 3D Text

Create a New Retro Text Effect in Photoshop

Create a New Retro Text Effect in Photoshop

Smashing Your Creative Block: Photoshop Tutorial

Smashing Your Creative Block: Photoshop Tutorial

Create a Unique Burning Text Effect

Create a Unique Burning Text Effect

Create a Retro Metal Text Poster in Photoshop

Create a Retro Metal Text Poster in Photoshop

Create a Cool Wet Ink Typography Effect in Photoshop

Create a Cool Wet Ink Typography Effect in Photoshop

Grungy Rusted Carbon Fiber Text Effect

Grungy Rusted Carbon Fiber Text Effect

3D Text in Clouds Tutorial

3D Text in Clouds Tutorial

How to Create  High-Quality Metal 3D Text in Photoshop

How to Create  High-Quality Metal 3D Text in Photoshop

How to Create an Impressive Looking Text Effect

How to Create an Impressive Looking Text Effect

Create a Cool Typography Effect in Photoshop

Create a Cool Typography Effect in Photoshop

Creating Retro Folded Typography Using Photoshop

Creating Retro Folded Typography Using Photoshop

Great Gooey Photoshop Text Tutorial

Great Gooey Photoshop Text Tutorial

Bubble Text

Bubble Text


How to Create a Gorgeous Glassy Text Effect

How to Create a Gorgeous Glassy Text Effect

Creating the Sky Logo

Creating the Sky Log

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  • Huston Malande, September 16, 2010

    Thanks for the roundup. I love your posts, extremely helpful. Grace and peace!

  • Allen, September 16, 2010

    Thanks for posting. Great collection of text effects to share!

  • Web Designer, Leicester, September 16, 2010

    The inset typography and the text in the clouds are particular favorites. Thanks for posting.

  • martyn, September 16, 2010

    Gotta use this idea sometime down the road.

  • Marcell Purham | Webdevtuts, September 17, 2010

    Pretty good roundup but i see most of these everywhere. Check out some of my text tutorial next time they’re new! But still a great roundup not trying to hate.

  • samueljesse, September 17, 2010

    great to see some fresh, good quality text tutorials out!

  • Patty, September 17, 2010

    These are amazing. I love the all but, my favorite is the glossy 3D effect. I like it because it is neat and clean. You come up with the best stuff I have ever seen.

  • DTX Studios, September 17, 2010

    Cool collection of text effects. Splashing Water Text Effect & Atmospheric Underwater Text Effect are awesome.. Like them all. Thanks for the share.

  • Tutorial Lounge, September 17, 2010

    beautiful text effects tutorials.

  • Paromita, September 17, 2010

    Very nice collection of textual effects.Very helpful tutorial.

  • Tom Ross, September 17, 2010

    Thanks for posting so many tutorials from PSDFAN! :)

    Some of these may be old, but are absolute classics. Great selection.

    DTX Studios: I’m really glad you liked my Atmospheric Underwater Text Effect :). Thanks for the kind words.

  • Paginas web Guatemala, September 17, 2010

    Some are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing this tutorials!! :) Have a nice Weekend! :)

  • Charlie, September 18, 2010

    These are beautiful. I could never be able to make anything like this. I am glad that you all have this gift to be able to make this for people and their business.

  • Aneslin, September 18, 2010

    thanks a lot for these awesome tutorial collection.

  • Belize Vacations, September 19, 2010

    Fantastic effects! I really can’t wait till winter to try to the ice effects for my logos :)

  • logolitic, September 19, 2010

    great collection, the Clash of the titans looks fantastic

  • Aprohirdetes, September 19, 2010

    My personal favorite is the ‘S’.

  • Jayce -o- Design Studio, September 20, 2010

    Great collection, this is very inspiring, thanks!

  • I like all of Text Effect Tutorials ,This is amazing tip.

  • Priyesh, September 20, 2010

    Great text effects! I particularly liked the splashing water text effect. Text effects are a great way to make a dull logo appear vibrant. Text effects are definitely something any designer should take into account when designing a logo.

  • alpaproductions, September 21, 2010

    I like the splashing water and metalic text effects here the most. Very nice list!!

  • oliver, September 21, 2010

    Great text effects tutorials here. Thanks for sharing :) And here some more cool text effects tutorials: The Best Text Decoration Tutorials on the Web – http://www.cruzine.com/2010/07/30/text-decoration-tutorials/

  • Web Design Dispatch, September 22, 2010

    The EPIC text effect tutorial speaks for itself, it’s the most epic one on the list.

  • David, September 22, 2010

    My wife just raves about your site. She has gotten several great ideas on how to make our business shine. I can see why she loves your site because you use a very unique style.

  • A Fresh Website Design, September 22, 2010

    What awesome effects–it’s really amazing what you can do in photoshop. I’ll definitely be checking those out. Thanks for sharing!

  • Carol, September 23, 2010

    This is my favorite site to visit. You have the neatest designs. I have shared your page with all of my friends and they love it, too. These are beautiful.

  • deenamiecha, September 25, 2010

    Oow thanks alot for sharing..
    i`ll do something for this.

  • Developers in DC, September 27, 2010

    I like all text effects here the most. Outstanding list

  • Martha the Premade Scrapbook Lady, September 28, 2010

    These are wonderful! I can’t wait to start creating some of these text effects and then printing them and using them in my scrapbooks.

    Thanks so much for posting this!

  • CV Writing, October 1, 2010

    Wow! Some amazing tutorials here (as always).

    This will keep me busy for the next 6 months.

  • Toronto Web Developer, June 10, 2011

    This is amazing stuff. I cant wait to try it out.

  • Anna, July 12, 2013

    Awesome designsm especially those with huge typos – they are fantastic. Would you mind me showing you my collection of Ps text effect tuts of 2013? http://designwebkit.com/web-and-trends/35-fresh-photoshop-text-effect-tutorials-2013/ They are also not bad (at least I hope so)