14 Most Impressive Photoshop Typography Effects

By / Apr 1, 2009 / Tutorials

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.

  • http://www.photodesigners.net Samuel

    Nice collection.

    Thanks!

  • http://10steps.sg Johnson Koh

    Thanks Henry, for featuring my tutorial 😀
    Cheers.

  • http://www.iiicreative.com Brandon Holliday

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

  • http://kevincferry.blogspot.com/ kevin ferry

    Wonderful work and thanks for the valuable tips

  • http://www.designjar.co.uk Design Jar

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

  • http://www.themescloset.com Themes Closet

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

  • http://www.joyoge.com/ joyoge designers’ bookmark

    great typography effects thanks for the list..

  • Mario O.

    Nice Tuts… Great!!

  • http://www.jharrisongraphics.com Joshua Harrison

    Great looking tutorials.

  • http://webitect.net Kayla

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

  • http://www.danhbaweb20.com/ Danh ba web 2.0

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

  • http://www.tutorial9.net David Leggett

    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.

  • http://backcountrygeneration.com/ Kp

    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.

  • http://www.minnowwebdesign.com Paul

    Nice collection, thanks.

  • http://www.restoriatasarim.com Metin

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

  • http://twitter.com/_mark _mark

    wow.. the best compilation yet!

  • Marta

    OMG!!! THANKS A LOT!!

  • http://www.fatfoogoo.com Microtransaction

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

  • anonymous

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

  • Note

    Very useful for doing design.
    Million Thanks!

  • Sara

    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://thinktankroom.com Adi

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

  • http://www.psprint.com/stickers-labels Ashely Adams : Sticker Printing

    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.

  • http://www.code-pal.com Sumeet Chawla

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

  • Mike

    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.

  • Krystal

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

  • http://www.studiocinteriors.net Aimee

    Love the GLASS effect!