You’ve probably heard of the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words.” This may just be an expression, but here you’ll literally see words in pictures. Text portrait effects are often pictures of words forming faces.

If pictures have the ability to deliver powerful messages, then these effects can make them even better. It is just amazing how these manipulations make the images more stunning and beautiful.

In this post, we have gathered some of the most favorable text portrait tutorials that can help you achieve this effect with various tools and techniques. At the same time, you can also improve your skills and familiarity to your preferred designing software.

How to Create a Powerful Text Portrait from a Photo

This tutorial uses Photoshop CC 2015.5 and is easy to follow. It tackles various features in the Photoshop that can help you be more familiar with them.

Text Portrait Poster

Here you have a Photoshop CC 2015 tutorial showing how to transform a photo into a striking, portrait poster made exclusively from text.

Text Portrait

This tutorial is for GIMP users who want to create a beautiful typography portrait. It specifically uses a GIMP version 2.8.

Face Text

In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a face text portrait in GIMP.

Text Brush Portrait

Here you have a non-voice video tutorial where it will show you how to make a simple effect using a custom brush in Photoshop.

Elegant Text Portrait

Here the tut uses Photoshop CC 2017. It will show you how to use displacement map, text tool, masks, and blend options in making an easy effect.

Stylized Typographic Portrait

This tutorial will show how to use define patterns selection tools and cutout filter tool. It will show you how you can turn any portrait into creative text portrait art.

Transform a Face

Here is a Photoshop CC 2014 tutorial that will show you how to transform a face into a typographic portrait.

GIMP 2.8

Here is a helpful and easy to follow tutorial that will teach you how to make detailed typography portrait using GIMP 2.8.

Portrait Poster

Here is a tut for a poster design in Photoshop CC 2015. The font used in this video is provided in the description.

Portrait Text Effect

In this tutorial, you’ll also get to practice your skills in GIMP by creating this simple text portrait design.

Typographic Portrait

This Photoshop tutorial will help you make the effects of typography face with minimalist black and white sketch light themes.

Interesting Portrait

In this tutorial will illustrate to you how to use displacement map in Photoshop to turn a human face into a letter face or some other symbols.

Typography Images

Here you can make the effect in a dark-themed setting by following these simple techniques.

Photo Effects

This next video will demonstrate to you another approach in applying this effect.

Transform a Face

In this tutorial video, you will see how to transform your picture portrait into an awesome text portrait, using just simple techniques in Adobe Photoshop.

Text Portrait Poster

This tutorial uses various techniques including Photoshop effects, typography, portrait retouch, and text effects.

Photo Effects

Here you’ll see a very easy and simple technique in achieving a stunning effect.

Photo Effects

This video tutorial shows a fast way to accomplish this text design.

Powerful Text Portrait

Here is an oldie but goodie tutorial that was created using Photoshop CC 2014.

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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.