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Mastering Text Effects

19 Posts

In this session we will present a number of text effect tutorials and inspirational articles to help you achieve the perfect text effect for your next project.

Posts in this series
  • Inspiration
    53 Mind-blowing Uses of TypographyTypo prev
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    Typography is an ancient foundation of graphic design. As any good designer knows, the way that words are presented has a powerful influence on the way they are interpreted by the viewer. Here we've collected 53 stunning uses of typography by eight different designers. We hope you're inspired by this selection!Read More…
  • Inspiration
    50 Years of Typography in Album CoversThumbnail
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    In 1938, Alex Steinweiss of Columbia Records invented the concept of album covers and cover art, replacing the plain covers used before. Over time, cover art became an important part of the music industry, both as cultural icons and as marketing tools. Since then, cover art has evolved with the advancement of technology. The format has changed as well. We no longer use 12” LPs. Today, cover art is designed mainly for CD covers and digital downloads. In this article we will feature some inspiring examples of typography in album covers from the 1960’s until today.Read More…
  • Text Effects
    How To Create a Gold Text Effect in PhotoshopGold 250
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    Layer styles are one of Photoshop's most powerful and fun features. You can create all sorts of plastic, glass, water, ice, or metal styles. In this tutorial we will show you how to create a nice gold text effect using this powerful tool. Once you are done, you’ll be able to save this style and apply it wherever you like. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Text Effects
    Quick Tip: Create a Chrome 4x4 Vehicle EmblemPreview
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    In today’s quick tip tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a chrome 4x4 vehicle emblem using editable text and layer styles. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Text Effects
    How to Create High Quality Metal 3D Text in PhotoshopPreview
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    Most of you probably know those awesome letters that were generated with 3D programs. But what about when you don't have any particular program and you need to make 3D typography? This tutorial will show you how to create the 3D text shape and give it a high quality metal look using pure Photoshop. Check it out!Read More…
  • Text Effects
    Quick Tip: Create a Futuristic, Grungy Metal Text Effect in PhotoshopPreview
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    In today’s quick tip tutorial, we will demonstrate how to create a futuristic, grungy, text effect with lots of scratches and fancy neon lights. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Text Effects
    How to Create Eroded Metal Text With PhotoshopPreview
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    In this tutorial I'll show you how to create an eroded metal text effect. Throughout this tutorial we'll make use of various drawing techniques, channels, and patterns. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Text Effects
    Quick Tip: Create Liquid Filled Glass Text in PhotoshopPreview
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    Layer styles are a powerful tool in Photoshop that allow you to quickly create effects that you can then apply to additional objects. Today, we will demonstrate how to use layer styles to create a liquid filled text effect in Photoshop. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Text Effects
    Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop200
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    Psdtuts has been around for just over three years. During that time, we’ve posted a lot of content. We know that the amount of content on our site may be a bit overwhelming to those of you who recently discovered our site. That is why we have decided to periodically resurrect some of our older posts for you all to enjoy. Today, we have decided to bring back a post by Envato founder, Collis Ta’eed, from May 2008, that demonstrates how to create a spectacular grass text effect in Photoshop. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Text Effects
    Create Super Glossy 3D Typography in Illustrator and PhotoshopPreview
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    In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create super glossy 3D typography using Illustrator and Photoshop. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Text Effects
    Add Fantastic Color to 3D Text - Part IPreview
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    This is the first part of a two part series. Part two will be released tomorrow. In this piece you will learn how to bring a simple text to life and place everything in fantastic, colored and glowing 3D space. Some neat techniques covered here will allow you to bring your art to the next level. Don't miss it!Read More…
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    Add Fantastic Color to 3D Text - Part IIPreview
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    This is the this last part of this two part tutorial on adding fantastic color to 3D text. In this tutorial, you will learn how to bring a simple text to life and place everything in fantastic, colored and glowing 3D space. Some neat techniques covered here will allow you to bring your artwork to the next level. Don't miss it!Read More…
  • Typography
    Draw a Woodcut-Inspired Typographic Illustration in PhotoshopDesign and illustration
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    A popular method of drawing screen-printable illustrations is one inspired by woodcut illustration. While this method is usually made of black-only printing, we're going to create a four-color line-art typographic treatment.Read More…
  • Text Effects
    How to Create a Richly Ornate Typographic IllustrationPreview
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    When looking for top quality content, you're usually forced to pay for your resources. They're generally better and easier to work with, and offer a wider range of use. Sometimes though, you can find the same level of quality at zero cost, and it's exactly what we're going to do today. We're going to create a detailed illustration with free gifts and self made goodies.Read More…
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    Create a Spectacular Flaming Meteor Effect on TextPreview
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    Take typography one step further by having text falling from the sky in a burning inferno. Yes, this is the text-on-fire tutorial to end all tutorials. It uses a little Illustrator for the text and a lot of Photoshop to burn up the screen! Read More…
  • Text Effects
    Create a Steam Powered Typographic Treatment - Part IPreview
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    Whether or not you're a Steampunk fan, this two part tutorial is sure to test your knowledge on Illustrator, Cinema 4D and Photoshop. In the first half, we're going to customize a Blackletter font and create 3D text with vector shapes. There's lots to do, so let's start with the first part of this two-part series!Read More…
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    Create a Steam Powered Typographic Treatment - Part IIPreview
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    We're back with the second half of our Steampunk style type experiment! In this Part II, we'll generate realistic textures and create a fitting scene for our text. Let's get right to it!Read More…
  • Text Effects
    How to Create an Incredible Typographic Illustration - Part 1Preview
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    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. In this two-part tutorial, we're going to learn how to bring a simple proverb into a complex typographic illustration that achieves a level of realism without actually using any photos. Yes, we're going to build this idea from the bottom up. In the first part, learn how to model your own objects in Cinema 4D and prepare them for isolation in Photoshop.Read More…
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    How to Create an Incredible Typographic Illustration - Part 2Preview
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    Today we're back with the second part of our 3D typography illustration tutorial; this time we're going to take all the pieces of the puzzle and finalize them. It's all about realism here as we explore seamless integration of separate 3D objects into a single document. Learn how to add color, match luminosity, and add beautiful contrast to your renders.Read More…