70 Photoshop Tutorials For Text Decoration From 2010

Photoshop is such a robust tool that every day is a new day to learn something new with the program. Today we are featuring fresh tutorials on one of its embellishing feature in form of Text Decoration. You can give any style to text you like. It can be a jungle effect or a flowery or musical effect or just a mix and match of two different styles. Either way, you can definitely make basic text stand out by using any of the tutorials you will find in this list.

These are some of the best photoshop tutorials for text decoration. If you’re a webmaster, you know that your website is going to be mostly comprised of text. However, how can you make the text on your website truly stand out? Well, you can easily accomplish this with the aid of Photoshop. Photoshop is extremely powerful, so make text stand out is quite easy if you follow any of the tutorials below. Pick a style that you like from the list and then learn how to make it on your own! Before you know it, you’ll be on the path to becoming a photoshop master. Enjoy the list below!

Create a Funny Wooden Type Treatment in Photoshop

In this tutorial author’ll show you how to easily create a wooden text effect. We will start from a polygon, then we will play with wood textures and with layer styles to achieve a really funny result. author’ll go in depth with each step so that Photoshop beginners will find the process easy to follow.
Create a Funny Wooden Type Treatment in Photoshop
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Floral 3D Text Effect

Learn how to turn a simple 3D text into a beautiful yet simple floral design. This tutorial will show you how to retouch and apply effects to 3D text and use floral Photoshop brushes as a quick way of enhancing the look.
Floral 3D Text Effect
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Create a Cool 3D Graffiti Text Effect using Line Art in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to take a line art sketch of text and turn it into a 3D graffiti style text effect using some simple techniques and stock images.
Create a Cool 3D Graffiti Text Effect using Line Art in Photoshop
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Create Awesome Splashing Water Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, author will show you the steps author took to Create Awesome Splashing Water Text Effect in Photoshop. Along the way, you will learn how you can incorporate water splash brushsets into your text and create great effect from that.
Create Awesome Splashing Water Text Effect in Photoshop
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3D Valentine’s Day Typography

In this tutorial author will walk through the steps author took in creating this illustration. This technique can be used in a variety of ways and also for different themes besides Valentine’s Day.
3D Valentine Day Typography
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Typography Art Design

Here is an inspiring tutorial that combines different secret Photoshop techniques to create a colorful poster.
Typography Art Design
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Metal Text Under 12 O’clock Spot Light

In this Awesome Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to create a metal text which is illuminated from above, casting shadow. Basic transformations, some filters and actions will be covered through out this tutorial.
Metal Text Under 12 O’clock Spot Light
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Create Colorful 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create colorful 3D text effect.
Create Colorful 3D Text Effect in Photoshop
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Design an Abstract Colourful, Artistic Feeling Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, author will show the processes author took to create this Abstract Colourful, Artistic Feeling Text Effect in Photoshop. The steps are really simple but author think the end result looks good.
Design an Abstract Colourful, Artistic Feeling Text Effect in Photoshop
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Create an Editable On Screen Text Effect using Smart Objects

In this Awesome Photoshop tutorial, author going to show you how to create an editable screen shot text effect. You can easily edit the text, you don’t need to repeat all steps from scratch, just double click the text layer and change it. This tutorial also has some good applications of Smart Objects.
Create an Editable On Screen Text Effect using Smart Objects
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Dramatic Text on Fire Effect in Photoshop

Flames are particularly hard to render in Photoshop, but in this tutorial author’ll show you how to use a photograph of fire to set text to the match. We’ll render the look on a nice dark background with a gorgeous text effect to complete the image.
Dramatic Text on Fire Effect in Photoshop
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Create A Nifty Glass Text Effect

Learn to create a nice transparent glass text effect that can be used for banners, logos and for compositions.
Create A Nifty Glass Text Effect
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Create Detailed Letters of Gold and Diamond

This tutorial will show how we can create a set of detailed letters with gold and diamond. We will learn how to use the Polygonal tool to make a simple diamond and also introduce a convenient way to duplicate layers with minimal efforts.
Create Detailed Letters of Gold and Diamond
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How to Create an Incredible Typographic Illustration

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. In this two-part tutorial, we’re going to learn how to bring a simple proverb into a complex typographic illustration that achieves a level of realism without actually using any photos. Yes, we’re going to build this idea from the bottom up. In the first part, learn how to model your own objects in Cinema 4D and prepare them for isolation in Photoshop.
How to Create an Incredible Typographic Illustration
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3 cool text effects Gold , Metal & plastic in photoshop

Learn how to create 3 cool , easy and attractive text effects . Gold shiny text , Clear plastic text and metallic text.
3 cool text effects Gold , Metal & plastic in photoshop
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Create 3D text using 2D text in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to take two dimensional text and turn it into 3D text. You will learn how to rasterize text and then transform your selection using perspective.
Create 3D text using 2D text in Photoshop
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How to Create the Aura Text Effect

In this Awesome Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to create this colorful Aura text effect. A little practice with the Pen Tool would help you get greater results if you’re not quite familiar with. Some brush settings will also be covered throughout this tutorial.
How to Create the Aura Text Effect
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Create A Beautiful 3D Text Composition

This tutorial is jam-packed with techniques, tips and tricks to improve your workflow and design skills. Whether you’re a rookie designer looking to learn new techniques to use, or you’re a veteran designer just looking for tips on taking your images to the next level, you’ll find a ton of useful information here.
Create A Beautiful 3D Text Composition
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Recreate the Epic 80′s Metal Text Effect in Photoshop

Follow this tutorial to recreate the epic metal text effect for yourself, making use of modern day digital design techniques in Photoshop.
Recreate the Epic 80's Metal Text Effect in Photoshop
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Create Abstract Eye-Catching Typography

This tutorial goes through creating an abstract “inner image” within text. It’s fast to do and the payoff was well worth the time spent on it.
Create Abstract Eye-Catching Typography
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Awesome Text Effect

In this Awesome Photoshop tutorial, i’m going to show you how to create this cool text effect using a basic distortion filter. This is an 12 step easy to follow tutorial.
Awesome Text Effect
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Create a Sweet Chocolate-Coated Text Effect

This Photoshop tutorial is thought for greedy people (like me!). Today we will create a delicious chocolate-covered text effect. We will create some details on paper, then we will work with layer styles to achieve the nice result.
Create a Sweet Chocolate-Coated Text Effect
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Photoshopping Bronze Text

The discovery of Bronze was important to humankind, since it helped to create better metal objects, especially weapons, than previously possible. Even though it was more brittle than steel, it was much durable than the copper and stone predecessors.
Photoshopping Bronze Text
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Photoshopping Gold Text With Channels

In my first tutorial on Photoshopping sparkling gold text, I used only layer styles to make the text look gold. I promised to churn out another tutorial on the same effect, but twice as realistic and awesome.
Photoshopping Gold Text With Channels
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How to make colourful glowing neon text effect

Following this tutorial, you will learn how to draw different shapes, apply gradient, blend different shapes in the background, and more – all to create an abstract glowing background.
How to make colourful glowing neon text effect
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Design Cool Lord-Chrome Text Effect

Let’s make a quick but very useful tutorial, using gradients that will allow you to easily create any metallic effect later.
Design Cool Lord-Chrome Text Effect
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What Text Effects Can I Create From A Stencil?

In this tutorial, we will create a a stencil from a simple font, any font, which you can choose yourself. That’s the fun part of this tutorial, it’s flexible and experimental! When you’re done, comment below what you did so we can compare the outcomes. Anyway, we’ll be using the stencil to create many different text effects from brushing, layer styles and blending modes.
What Text Effects Can I Create From A Stencil?
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Create Dynamic and Textured 3D Text with Perspective in Photoshop and Illustrator

In this design tutorial you will be taken through an extensive step by step on how to create detailed 3D text that sits in created environment. We will map graphics onto our artwork, add lighting, texture and more utilizing Illustrator, Photoshop and a bit of patience.
Create Dynamic and Textured 3D Text with Perspective in Photoshop and Illustrator
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How to create a simple and elegant text effect

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create an elegant text effect in only 13 steps. We will use Illustrator to realize the outlined text. Then we will play with blending options to create the pressed effect. This style would be perfect for a site tagline or a poster design.
How to create a simple and elegant text effect
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Create a ‘Written in the Sand’ Text Effect in Photoshop

Now you can get that beach text effect right from the comfort of your chair in Photoshop! In this tutorial we’ll be learning to use the clone tool, masks, layer styles and filters to recreate this cool sandy beach text effect.
Create a Written in the Sand Text Effect in Photoshop
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True rusty metal text effect in photoshop

In this tutorial I will show you a technique to make a really cool an realistic rusty text effect in photoshop. The lack of good tutorials about this particular effect is the main reason why I wrote it.
True rusty metal text effect in photoshop
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Learn How To Create Metal Textured Text

Today were going to be creating something a little bit different. Were going to be using a mixture of textures and layer styles to create the perfect looking rough metal style text.
Learn How To Create Metal Textured Text
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Create A Retro Typography Design

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a retro typography design, you will learn the basics of typography and shape making in photoshop CS3.
Create A Retro Typography Design
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Create 3D Typography with Advanced Texturing and Lighting Effect in Photoshop

The aim of this tut is to demonstrate how you can texture a 3D text (created in Illustrator) quickly and effectively, using the least amount of steps possible.
Create 3D Typography with Advanced Texturing and Lighting Effect in Photoshop
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Create 3D type art using Photoshop CS5

The new 3D tools in Photoshop CS5 are more advanced than ever. In this tutorial we will use the new Repoussé tool to extrude some text in a way previously only possible in a full 3D application.
Create 3D type art using Photoshop CS5
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Give a Medieval Game Logo a Rough Stone Look

Designers are often asked to take a pre-existing one or two-color logo and give it dimension. In today’s tutorial we will take a black and white logo and give it a rough stone look in just a few short steps using textures and layer styles.
Give a Medieval Game Logo a Rough Stone Look
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How To Create An Easy Glassy Text

In this step by step Photoshop tutorial we will learn how to create an easy Glassy text effect.
How To Create An Easy Glassy Text
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Ultra Glossy Liquid Metal Text Effect

This tutorial is mostly based on Layer style settings and a combination of a lot of Curves. When combined together, they give a rich, deep and glossy / beveled look to the text.
Ultra Glossy Liquid Metal Text Effect
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Create a Futuristic Glowing Text Effect

Learn how to give your text a futuristic glowing effect by combining various layer styles, overlays and cool lighting effects.
Create a Futuristic Glowing Text Effect
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Create A Slick Gold Text Effect Using Photoshop

This a simply but very good tutorial with a nice outcome showing you how to create a gold text affect using Photoshop, the tutorial is also super easy to follow because of it being a screen cast.
Create A Slick Gold Text Effect Using Photoshop
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Create a gel text effect photoshop – Gelatinous Text

This tutorial will teach you how to make a Gel text in photoshop, you can make it within a few steps, using photoshop layer style and character menu, this is a very beautiful and easy tutorial.
Create a gel text effect photoshop - Gelatinous Text
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Create a realistic leopard fur typography in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create an animal inspired fur typography.

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3-Step Fluffy Text Effect Tutorial

We are going to create a very cute, fluffy, marshmallow-like text effect. This is an ultra easy tutorial for newbies and of course you can implement the same technique for shapes and elements in your web design.
3-Step Fluffy Text Effect Tutorial
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Start Text Effect

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Pac Man, I made a text effect with a type game old but well updated. For those not familiar is a game that had much success in 80 years and is known far and he was a big milestone for the popularity of games.
Start Text Effect
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Plasma Text Effect

This new lesson we’ll see how is it possible to create a wavy text out of burning liquid using also fractal ornaments.
Plasma Text Effect
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How to Create a Stereoscopic Image for Crossed Eye Image Viewing

In this tutorial we will create a stereoscopic image for cross eye viewing, which means you will be able to view the final image in 3D and full color without the use of any special glasses.
How to Create a Stereoscopic Image for Crossed Eye Image Viewing
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Vibrant Metal Text Effect with Glowing Radiation Circles

This tutorial inspired by all the sci-fi movies where radiation glowing circles are pictured in great details; so we are going to make very vibrant, glossy and realistically curved text effect with extremely beautiful and original glow circles, that no other text effect has. We will be working with a lot of Contour settings.
Vibrant Metal Text Effect with Glowing Radiation Circles
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3D Layered Text Effect

In this Awesome? Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a 3D text effect using actions, basic transform operations and filters. This is an intermediate level, approximately 2 cups of coffee long tutorial.
3D Layered Text Effect
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Photoshopping The Letterpress Text Effect

Lately LetterPress has become a real trend in web design. For those unfamiliar with the effect, LetterPress gives the impression that words and letters have actually been pressed or bevelled inwards. It’s not hard to see why it’s so popular. LetterPress is stylish, very simple, and it’s third dimension allows it to catch the eye without being overpowering.
Photoshopping The Letterpress Text Effect
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Glossy Emblem Text Effects with Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll demonstrate how to create the following nice looking Glossy Emblem Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop in 4 simple steps.
Glossy Emblem Text Effects with Photoshop
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Learn to make a nice text effect neon

One effect that I find most interesting and good results is the effect of neon, so the way I like this effect so I decided to do a tutorial, a tutorial is pretty fast to make and easy to learn and you get a great result.
Learn to make a nice text effect neon
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Letterpress and Letter Bulge Effect using Photoshop and CSS

Let’s discuss about how to make a letterpress and letterbulge effects using photoshop and css.
Letterpress and Letter Bulge Effect using Photoshop and CSS
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How To Create Floral Theme Typography Using Photoshop and Illustrator

This tutorial is highly inspired from that poster and we will also add some flowers and butterflies into the text. To get the best quality, we combine vector from Illustrator with pixel editing in Photoshop.
How To Create Floral Theme Typography Using Photoshop and Illustrator
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Outline Sketch Text

Very nice technique to make your text as Outline Sketch. Short and impressive tutorial. You will really love to make this. Some Filters involve making this tutorial.
Outline Sketch Text
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Create an Awesome Funky Text Effect

In this tutorial, you’ll learn step by step, with a plethora of details and screenshots, how to create an awesome funky text effect.
Create an Awesome Funky Text Effect
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Smashing Your Creative Block

The question arises so much nowadays, How do you overcome your Creative Block? I made it simple for everyone today and created a Photoshop Tutorial to smash your creative block. I will use simple and easy techniques to create a smashing composition text tutorial. It won’t take you to long to finish and you will learn that it is pretty easy to create this effect.
Smashing Your Creative Block
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Super Easy Neon Style in Photoshop

Last year I wrote a tutorial showing how to create a neon effect, it was the Super Easy Neon Style in Photoshop and it was inspired by a neon sign I saw outside of a pub.
Super Easy Neon Style in Photoshop
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Create A 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a great 3D text effect in a few simple steps. Follow the steps and see how much fun it is to create a 3D text effect in Photoshop.
Create A 3D Text Effect in Photoshop
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Colorful Plexi Text Effect using Photoshop

In this Awesome Photoshop tutorial, author going to show you how to create a cool looking colorful Plexi text effect. Throughout this tutorial we’ll create letters separately, getting some help from the Actions.
Colorful Plexi Text Effect using Photoshop
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Create Ultra-Shining Text Effect with Bokeh and Abstract Texture in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Ultra-Shining Text Effect with Bokeh and Abstract Texture in Photoshop.
Create Ultra-Shining Text Effect with Bokeh and Abstract Texture in Photoshop
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Create a Distressed Vector Typographic Poster Design

Follow this step by step walkthrough of my recent design process for the ‘Spectrum’ poster. Starting with custom made type in Illustrator, we’ll move our vector graphics into Photoshop for some serious distressing with Photoshop brushes, blending modes and more!
Create a Distressed Vector Typographic Poster Design
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Create a Funky Pouring Liquid Text Effect

Learning how to manipulate and transform text in Photoshop is a great way to learn key skills and concepts. In this tutorial we’ll cover use of filters and masks to create this stunning overflowing liquid text effect.
Create a Funky Pouring Liquid Text Effect
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Create a light effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial author will show you how to combine some textures, vectors and Photoshop techniques to create a colorful wallpaper with light effects.
Create a light effect in Photoshop
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Create Colorful Smoky Text Effect in Photoshop

Here is one really colorful typography effect. To create this effect we will mostly use Photoshop with a bit of help from Illustrator. In this photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create colorful smoky text effect. The process is fun and easy once you get going.
Create Colorful Smoky Text Effect in Photoshop
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Create a Funky Retro Wavy Text Effect in Photoshop

We are going to create a retro-colored psychedelic background, which we are then going to apply to some text. The purpose of this tutorial is to learn how to mask out an image so that it just shows through the editable text, making it friendlier to modifications later on. We will also work with layering textures to create a grungy retro background.
Create a Funky Retro Wavy Text Effect in Photoshop
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Design a Wintry Text Effect with Icicles and Snow

The popularity of text effects is not going downhills and even if you may think that all the possible and impossible effects have already been tried out, sliced around and milled over — be surprised, every week I get to see new Text Effect Tutorials for Photoshop and they always look great and always impress me over and over, so in the mood of winter we decided to put together another text effect tutorial, this one is extremely easy but has a very nice outcome, which I hope will prove useful.
Design a Wintry Text Effect with Icicles and Snow
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Create A Cool Typography Effect In Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’re going to use Photoshop® CS3 or Photoshop® CS4 to create some really cool-looking effects to decorate our Typography. We will be using a combination of layer styles, color blending, lens flare and images. The end effect is quite stunning and hopefully you’ll pick up some tips you didn’t know before.
Create A Cool Typography Effect In Photoshop
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Create a Retro Metal Text poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial we are going to create a retro/grunge looking metal text using some basic Photoshop techniques as well as a texture. We are going to then finish off the image using another texture and a few other techniques to bring the whole image together.
Create a Retro Metal Text poster in Photoshop
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How to create 3D Love text composition

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a stunning 3D text effect using different textures to give it a unique look with Xsara3D & Photoshop.
How to create 3D Love text composition
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Design a 3D Newspaper Cropped Text Effect

When the older generation were young, and needed to create a school design or anything that involved cropping letters, we often cropped them first from an old newsprint, before proceeding to work with a colored paper.
Design a 3D Newspaper Cropped Text Effect
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How To Create A Realistic 3D Typography In Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a really smooth looking 3D text in any version of Photoshop®. This tutorial will create the illusion of 3D without the use of any 3D programs, we will only use the raw power of Photoshop.
How To Create A Realistic 3D Typography In Photoshop
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Playing Around with 3D Repoussé in Photoshop CS5

We want to give you an insight into what you can do with text layers, and this very tool. But remember, to create this effect, you must have the latest version of Photoshop.
Playing Around with 3D Repoussé in Photoshop CS5
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Above is a very extensive list of photoshop text tutorials. Without a doubt, you were probably able to find a text style that you really liked from the list. If so, open up the tutorial and then open up your copy of photoshop and follow the tutorial until you get the desired effect. Keep working with Photoshop and you will eventually become a master of the program. Before you know it, you will be able to create your own text styles.

If you like this Photoshop tutorials collection, you might be interested in our recent collection of Photoshop Text Tutorials.

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  • Ted Thompson

    Some great tutorials! Thanks for sharing. I really like the Funky Retro Wavy Text.

    • SloDive Admin

      Glad you like them.

  • Imran Anwar

    Wow, what an excellent collection of samples. Several worth learning from. I didn’t try them yet but impressive collection. Thanks.

    Imran

    • SloDive Admin

      Glad this will help you. Thanks for your appreciation.

  • Eko

    Hi, these very complete tutorials…bookmarked for reference
    Thanks

  • Stephanie Bertha

    Definitely one of the best posts for Type Tutorials! So many I haven’t seen before!

    • SloDive Admin

      Thanks for your appreciation, appreciate it.

  • Ash Davies

    This is a superb collection. And thanks for featuring four of my own tutorials from PhotoGuides.
    Keep up the great work!

    • SloDive Admin

      Thanks for the appreciation, and you deserved it buddy. Good day.

  • Andy Hayes

    Excellent collection, more than a couple to learn from.

    • SloDive Admin

      Glad this helped.

  • Ben Daly Mohamed

    Great tutorials! Thanks for the share !!!

    • SloDive Admin

      You are welcome buddy.

  • Juan Miguel Salas

    They are really cool tutorials :) I will put this in one of mi links selections. Thanks a lot for so good recopilation.
    Regards from Juanmi

  • Sara Boyd

    Fantastic! Been looking for some fresh text inspiration, very much appreciated!

    • SloDive

      Glad you like it. Thanks.

  • Asep hamdani

    wowww… i like ….i need…thanks Admin

  • timothy

    wew .. nice ..
    thankz ..

  • 9633a

    This is some good tutorial, thanks to offer!I like them very much

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    thanks for this great tutorial.

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    wow amazing post thanks

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    Great collection, very good. Thanks

  • metblackwolf

    This is so much beyond my expectations and Thanks to a friend=> -j.c

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  • http://robinsden.com Robin

    Totally amazing collection of text creations. Thanks so much.

  • carrie

    Incredible, all are awesome tutorials. Thanks for this best list of text tutorials in photoshop.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure if one of these will help with what I need, or if you can tell me yourself how I can do this, but here’s my problem:

    I’m supposed to make an animation with Photoshop consisting of a red liquid pouring into a green bucket (placed on the right of the screen). Once the bucket is full, the word “Pro” flies in from the far right, hitting the bucket and knocking it over.
    What I need to make happen is: the red liquid, as it dumps out of the bucket, turns into the words “What The” on the left side of the bucket.

    Do you know how I could do this and make it look good?

  • http://linuxthebest.com Sinbad Konick

    when we work on freelancing project many buyers ask us to do some decoration…in that case we use this…Cool 3D Graffiti Text Effect and specially for $$

  • http://informasi-bogor.com/ Miftah

    nice tutorial, thanks for share ;)

  • http://www.geekandblogger.com Pavan Somu

    The leopard type of text is so awesome.. Thanks for the great heap of tutorials… Bookmarked this post.

  • Jai

    Very cool tutorials here. I like the Floral 3D Text Effect tutorial the most but the rest are so cool too. Thanks for the great share!

  • PeggyNC

    thank you for the awesome PS tutorials! there are a lot of different effects and techniques to learn here!!

  • Prabha

    Very Rich collection of Photoshop Text Tutorials most of the text designs are new for me. Some texts are very beautiful and creative to be used in project.

  • necher land

    great tutorials well done admin

  • Kamal

    Cool tutorials listed here. As always, you have shared the useful tutorials. Thanks for sharing and I am going to use some of these.