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Text Effects for Cool Photoshop Tutorials
These cool Photoshop tutorials are a great entry point into Layer Styles in Photoshop.
Dramatic Text on Fire Effect in Photoshop
Flames are particularly hard to render in Photoshop, but in this tutorial Collis Ta’eed will show you 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.
How to Create a 3D Text Effect Action in Photoshop
One of the Photoshop basics you should learn first is how to create 3D text. In this tutorial, Melody Nieves will teach you how to make a 3D effect Photoshop action to create a simple 3D text effect.
How to Create a Disney Frozen Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop
Create a text effect inspired by the Frozen Disney movies with Enrique Eliçabe. The main concept is to show you how to create an ice texture effect with a variety of textures and text style attributes with Adobe Photoshop.
How to Create a Realistic Chrome Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
This super easy and quick tutorial by Rose will show you how to use a couple of textures and layer styles to create a shiny, reflective chrome text effect.
How to Create a ‘Stranger Things’ Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
Rose shows you an easy way to create a text effect inspired by the ‘Stranger Things’ series, using only layer styles and some simple adjustments.
How to Create an Underwater Text Effect in Photoshop
Water can make for such beautiful, inspiring visuals! In this tutorial, Daisy Ein will take some text and visually “place it” underwater—creating a wavy text effect, looking down and into the water, with the text beneath.
How to Create a Cloud Effect in Photoshop
Want to know how to make cloud shapes, cloud text, and cloud brushes, really quickly and easily? With John Negoita, you can make realistic cloud shapes using your own images.
How to Create a Realistic Embroidery Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
In this tutorial, John Negoita will show you how to create a realistic embroidery text effect in Photoshop using stitch brushes and layer styles. The end result will be a font that looks like embroidery!
How to Create a Japanese Brush Font Text Effect in Photoshop
Create a completely custom font effect from scratch easily and quickly. In Abbey Esparza’s tutorial, you’ll find step-by-step video instruction.
How to Make a Graffiti Text Effect With Photoshop Layer Styles
In this tutorial, Jan Stverak will show you how to create a graffiti text effect in Photoshop. You will use layer styles and the “Blend If” function from the blending options.
How to Create a Realistic Neon Light Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
Layering glow and gloss effects can help create nice, shiny objects. Learn with Rose how to modify a brick texture for the background, and then use layer styles with the Pen Tool to add some bright, glowing neon text and a simple cable over it.
How to Create a Clean, Glossy Plastic Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
Using multiple layer styles can help achieve a more detailed and 3D-looking effect. Rose will show you how to use layer styles, filters, textures, brushes, and adjustment layers to create a shiny, clean plastic text effect in Adobe Photoshop.
How to Create a Cartoon Rainbow Text Effect in Photoshop
Text effects and Photoshop text styles can be a lot of fun—they can be expressive, dynamic, and communicative! In this tutorial by Daisy Ein, you’ll create a rainbow text effect in Adobe Photoshop using text effects, layer styles, and some other tricks too.
How to Create a Quick Broken Glass Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
Rose will show you how to use a couple of layer styles to create a glass text effect. Then, you’ll learn how to use the Selection Tool and masks to turn it into broken glass.
How to Create a Medieval Metallic Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
Wondering how to make stylish medieval lettering? Jan Stverak will show you how to create a metallic medieval text effect, using a pattern and layer styles.
How to Create a Cool 3D Comic Text Effect in Photoshop
In this tutorial, you will learn with Jan Stverak how to make a 3D text effect in Adobe Photoshop easily and quickly. You will use layer styles and a filter to add a comic book look to it.
How to Create a Leaf-Covered Text Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop
Create your very own natural-looking text effect using layer styles with the power of patterns. Follow Anderson Luiz and you’ll learn the ins and outs in no time.
How to Create a 3D Jewel Text Effect Action in Photoshop
Anderson Luiz will show you how to create fake 3D Photoshop actions. This text effect looks as if it’s made of a faceted ruby.
How to Create a Cartoon Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop
Create an easy cartoon text effect using a pattern and a layer style with Jan Stverak. In this easy tutorial, you’ll learn how to use different layer styles to make a bold, colorful effect.
How to Create a Fun Felt Photoshop Text Effect