Another fun thing to do with photoshop is experimenting with text and putting it with some cool effects. To improve your knowledge and techniques on text effects here is a list of 55 Useful Text Effect Tutorials in Photoshop. Although some of these tutorials are for beginners, Most of these text effect tutorials are time consuming and detailed but worth it. Better check them all and learn from this tutorials.

1.Using Light and Shade to Bring Text to Life


In this tutorial you are going to take some very basic principles of light and shade to make a rather impressive-looking text effect.

2. How to Make Patch on Clothes


In this tutorial you’ll gonna learn how to create a text with stitch style.

3. Wooden Text Effect in Photoshop


In this tutorial you’ll gonna learn how to create a wooden text effect.

4. Create 3-D Text With Some Extreme Lighting

3d text effect tutorial
Learn how to transform a text from 2D to 3D with the realistic details by using Ilustrator and Photoshop.

5. Papercraft Text Effect


In this tutorial you’ll gonna learn how to create a Papercraft text effect.

6.Shiny Calligraphy Text Effect in Photoshop

elegant text effect
Learn a trick in creating a cool 3D text effect in a calligraphy font.

7. Quick Gold Text


A photoshop tutorial on how to create a clean professional gold text effect.

8. 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.

9. Cloudy Text

cloudy text effect tutorial
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a text with clouds, using brushes and other few interesting light effects.

10. 3D text effect – 2009


In this tutorial you’ll gonna learn how to create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

11. Icey Styles in Photoshop


In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an icey-cold effect using layer styles and that you can apply to different objects. Then you’ll put it on a nice background to give it some kick.

12. Recreate the ‘Bee Movie’ Text Effect


In this quick Photoshop tutorial you’ll gonna learn how to recreate the ‘Bee movie’ text effect.

13. Plastic Jelly Styles


In this tutorial, you’ll be using layer styles to make a plastic gel-type style that you can easily apply to text and shapes.

14. Create a 3D Flowery Text Effect


This tutorial will show how we can create a magical 3D flowery text effect with the use of both Illustrator and Photoshop in just few steps.

15. Text In Stitches


In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to convert text to a path and how to stitch that path using a custom brush set.

16. How to Create High Quality Metal 3D Text in Photoshop


This tutorial will show you how to create the 3D text shape and give it a high quality metal look using pure Photoshop.

17. Patriotic Text Using Displacement Masks


In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to achieve a neat little text effect with an image overlay while learning the basics of using displacement masks.

18. How to Quickly Create a Stylish Retro Text Effect


In this tutorial you will design a cool retro text effect, which is growing more and more popular in today’s design. You will learn how to use the Perspective tool to create depth and how designers can use default gradients in unusual ways.

19. Awesome Floral Type in Fireworks and Photoshop in 5 minutes


In this tutorial we will use Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Photoshop. Actually the whole effect will be done in Firewors, then in Photoshop, we will add some textures and a old paper background effect.

20. How to Put Smokin’ Bullet Holes and a Wanted Sign into a Piece of Wood


this tutorial is like three tutorials rolled into one. You’re going to make an awesome wood emboss effect, put bullet holes into the wood, and finally smoke ’em up to a gnarly Wyatt-Earp-just-walked-past look.

21. 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.

22. Watercolor Text


In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a watercolor text effect with a watercolor paper background. You’ll learn about a few of the the Brushes palette options and how they can help achieve a realistic watercolor result.

23. Dramatic Text on Fire Effect in Photoshop


In this tutorial you will learn how to use a photograph of fire to set text to the match. You’ll render the look on a nice dark background with a gorgeous text effect to complete the image.

24. Typography Wallpaper in Photoshop


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

25. Colorful Glowing Text Effect in Photoshop


Here’s a layered text effect that’s got some style. Inspired by the work of Vicenç Fontanet, this is an incredible effect that you’ll likely use again and again.

26. 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.

27. Create a Layered Glowing Text Effect


In this tutorial, you will create this effect using very basic Photoshop tools and layering effects. This tutorial is simple enough for a beginner to understand, this tutorial there ends up being over 60 active text layers, which will require a heavy use of your computer’s memory.

28. Reflective Liquid Type


A tutorial on creating metal type abound online, as do variations on simple liquid effects. Most are fairly short, offering a good foundation for the reader on how certain effects are achieved but fail to take that extra step (or few steps) to make the piece really shine..

29. Bubble Text


In this Text Effect Quickie, you will create an easy to use layer style that will quickly transform ordinary text into bubble styled font, perfect for use in underwater scenes.

30. Graffiti with Photoshop


A photoshop tutorial on how to create a graffiti text on a wall

31. Chain Text


In this tutorial you gonna learn how to create a chain text effect

32. Transparent Glass Lettering in Photoshop


In this tutorial, you’re going to use some super layer effects and a bit of extra magic to make a lettering style that looks transparent and stunning.

33.Wave’s text effect

wave text effect
In this tutorial we’ll turn standard text into a stunning, eye-catching text effect.

34. Create a Spectacular Style Text Effect


In this tutorial we’ll create a cool looking 3D Style text effect.

35. Realistic Scorching Fire Effect

fire text effect
Here is a tutorial built in Adobe Photoshop CS3 that you can use to give your text a scorching fire effect.

36. Electrifying Text


In this tutorial you will be using the Wind and Ripple filters along with some tricky rotation to create some truely electrifying text.

37. How To Create a Realistic Golden “Bling” Text Effect


A tutorial that will teach you how to create a realistic golden “Bling” text effect. The result is really eye catching!

38. Realistic Chrome and Glossy Plastic Text Effect


In this tutorial you will learn how to create some stunning chrome and plastic text effect.

39. *Bling Bling* Simple Gold Text Effect


A tutorial on how to make a simple gold text effect by using some layer styles, namely the Gradient Overlay layer style

40. Simple, Sleek & Stylish Text Effect


In this simple tutorial you will learn how to make a very stylish, sleek text effect

41. Suspended Text Effect


In this tutorial you will learn how to create suspended text effect in photoshop.

42. Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography


This tutorial will show you how to mix some vectors with letters to create a really nice design.

43. Dream Design 3D Text Effect


In this tutorial, you’re going to create a 3D Typography based design. All the elements will revolve around the centerpiece and theme: dreaming. The word will dictate the entire layout and control the space by allowing everything else to emerge from within. The trees will grow out of the letters; the mountains will show themselves behind the word and overshadow the glowing moon.

44. Hell Text Effects


In this tutorial you will learn how to create hell text effect.

Ronald Bien

About the author: A Graphic Designer and the founder of Naldz Graphics. He launched Naldz Graphics to help the Design Community in providing quality design resources and tutorials.


  1. Great resources. Thanks you
    Keep up the good work

  2. The information is useful for me in my presentation.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Cheers! 🙂


  3. Hey I’m really interested on learning to make #6 Plastic effect, but when I click on it, it takes me the tutorial for #7 Quick & Dirty. Can you please fix the link? Thanks! Great post!

  4. Thanks for the comments guys 🙂


    its the right link :)on that link just scroll down and you’ll see the tuts.goodluck!

  5. very very nice
    i am feeling lucky to find such a nice website

  6. What a great collection of tutorials and text effects. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Awesome Collection!

    I really happy to see all the Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials information at one place.

    Keep it on!

  8. were there takedown requests or something? 55 useful text effect, but there’s 44 as of today… there’s ton of quickie tips out there, was just curious.

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