14 Most Impressive Photoshop Typography Effects

By / Apr 1, 2009 / Tutorials
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In web design, there are often times that you will have text to which you want to draw extra attention. We all know the power of Photoshop. So why not use it to add an impressive effect to that text that will be sure to get peoples attention.

There are many Photoshop typography effect tutorials out there, but I believe that these are some of the best. Not only are the final results stunning, but contained in each are many techniques that you can add to your bag of design tricks.

Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography

Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography
This one does require Adobe Illustrator to create the 3D text.

How to Make Patch on Clothes

How to Make Patch on Clothes

Dynamic Recessed Watercolor Typography in Photoshop

Dynamic Recessed Watercolor Typography in Photoshop

Create Destructive Black and White Lettering with a Dramatic Splash Effect

Create Destructive Black and White Lettering with a Dramatic Splash Effect

How to Create High Quality Metal 3D Text in Photoshop

How to Create High Quality Metal 3D Text in Photoshop

Create a 3D Flowery Text Effect

Create a 3D Flowery Text Effect
This one does require Adobe Illustrator to create the 3D text.

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop

Colorful Glowing Text Effect in Photoshop

Colorful Glowing Text Effect in Photoshop

Transparent Glass Lettering in Photoshop

Transparent Glass Lettering in Photoshop

Smoke Type in Photoshop in 10 Steps

Smoke Type in Photoshop in 10 Steps

Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography

Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography

Smooth Glass Type

Smooth Glass Type

How to Create a Copper Photoshop Text Effect

How to Create a Copper Photoshop Text Effect

Create a Layered Glowing Text Effect

Create a Layered Glowing Text Effect

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

27 Comments

  1. Samuel
    April 1, 2009

    Nice collection.

    Thanks!

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  2. Johnson Koh
    April 1, 2009

    Thanks Henry, for featuring my tutorial :D
    Cheers.

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  3. Brandon Holliday
    April 1, 2009

    Thanks Henry. Believe it or not, this is exactly what I was looking for…

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  4. kevin ferry
    April 1, 2009

    Wonderful work and thanks for the valuable tips

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  5. Design Jar
    April 1, 2009

    Great design, especially the dream design typography. I wish I had the time to produce stuff like this myself.

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  6. Themes Closet
    April 2, 2009

    Good collection of fresh tutorials :) Some of them featured on SmashingMag also, but it is nice to be reminded of them :)

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  7. joyoge designers’ bookmark
    April 2, 2009

    great typography effects thanks for the list..

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  8. Mario O.
    April 2, 2009

    Nice Tuts… Great!!

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  9. Joshua Harrison
    April 2, 2009

    Great looking tutorials.

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  10. Kayla
    April 3, 2009

    Great list! I was looking for something like this…definitely bookmarking!

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  11. Danh ba web 2.0
    April 4, 2009

    Excellent post. Keep up the good work
    Nice weekend for you !

    Reply
  12. David Leggett
    April 5, 2009

    Outstanding :)

    Thanks for including one of our tutorials in the mix. I’m a huge fan of the dramatic splash effect and recessed watercolor effect.

    Reply
  13. Kp
    April 10, 2009

    The Layered Glowing Text Effect, was sweet. Thank you so much really loved these tutorials. I emailed this page to a bunch of people. Thanks.

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  14. Paul
    April 14, 2009

    Nice collection, thanks.

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  15. Metin
    April 21, 2009

    It’s great post. Thank you so mach. Keep up the good work

    Reply
  16. _mark
    April 24, 2009

    wow.. the best compilation yet!

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  17. Marta
    May 4, 2009

    OMG!!! THANKS A LOT!!

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  18. Microtransaction
    May 18, 2009

    Constantly amazed by people’s creativity with photoshop. Abduzeedo has been putting out some great work for a while now.

    Reply
  19. anonymous
    May 24, 2009

    this post is unreal, ha. Thank you very much.

    Reply
  20. Note
    July 2, 2009

    Very useful for doing design.
    Million Thanks!

    Reply
  21. Sara
    July 4, 2009

    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  22. Adi
    July 15, 2009

    The smoke text tutorial was awesome. Like it so much. Thanks for share this great tutorial.

    Reply
  23. Ashely Adams : Sticker Printing
    July 24, 2009

    Your list looks absolutely stunning. I loved the “Metal 3D Text” and I think I should give it a try. The level of creativity is truly amazing. I sometime wonder how much people can go crazy with Photoshop and lucky that they do. Such designs are really inspiring.

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  24. Sumeet Chawla
    September 4, 2009

    Thanks for this awesome list of resources :) I could really use some of them :P

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  25. Mike
    November 11, 2009

    Why dont you have something like heraldry lettering like the one in mount and blade?
    Please let me know if you are posting one. You really did a nice job. you are a genius.

    Reply
  26. Krystal
    January 12, 2011

    great! i needed help @ Cambridge, and this really helped!
    thanks alot!

    Reply
  27. Aimee
    May 6, 2011

    Love the GLASS effect!

    Reply

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