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100+ Best Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

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Love text effects and text design? We've scoured the site to bring you one massive list of the 100 most awesome Photoshop text tutorials we have to offer. Learn your favorite Photoshop tips and tricks from the pros! Achieve insane, high-quality results like movie titles, 3D effects, and so much more!

Start by checking out 22 Unique Photoshop Text Effects over on the Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel:

100 Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials From Envato Tuts+

10+ Photoshop Text Effect Video Tutorials

Let me share with you some of my favorite Photoshop text tutorials. From cartoon to retro, metallic, and even Japanese cool text effects, we've got plenty of Photoshop font effect tutorials.

These videos come from our carefully crafted playlist Text Effects in Adobe Photoshop. And don't forget to check our Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel, where you'll find awesome resources and more free Photoshop text effect tutorials.

1. How to Make a 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

This cool text effect Photoshop tutorial will teach you how to easily create a piece of 3D Photoshop word art. This video has clear instructions, so you'll have your easy text art in no time.

2. How to Create a Cartoon Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Are you looking for cool lettering ideas? Then we've got this Photoshop text tutorial ready for you! Create a piece of cartoon Photoshop word art using a pattern and a layer style. 

3. How to Create a Typewriter Font Text Effect

Typewriter fonts are really cool text designs. You can easily recreate this old-school font effect in no time with our help. You'll learn how to make this Photoshop word art using a displacement map, textures, and smart filters.

4. How to Create a Stylized Chalk Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

A chalk font effect is a really cool text design, especially if you're a teacher and you're looking for cool lettering ideas. You'll learn how to make this Photoshop font effect using some filters and drop shadow effects. 

5. Create a Retro Star Wars Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

This free Photoshop text effect tutorial will become your favorite if you're a Star Wars fan. All you'll need to create this cool text design is a couple of layer styles, a nice space texture, and a flare brush tip. 

6. Neon Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Another cool lettering idea is a neon Photoshop text style. It's very easy to make if you follow our free Photoshop text effect tutorial. 

7. Nature-Inspired Text Effects in Adobe Photoshop

Nature-looking font effects are on trend this year. This video is the first of a series of nature-inspired Photoshop text tutorials, all available on our channel. You'll master this easy text art in no time with our help.

8. How to Create a Metallic Text Effect Using Layer Styles in Photoshop

Wondering how to create cool text effects? Look no further. Learn how to make a metallic Photoshop font effect using layer styles with our free Photoshop text effect tutorial.

9. How to Create a Realistic Embroidery Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

This is another cool text effect in Photoshop. Learn this easy text art and create a realistic embroidery text effect in Photoshop. To make this cool text effect, you'll use stitch brushes and layer styles. The end result will be a font effect that looks like embroidery.

10. How to Create a Japanese Brush Font Text Effect in Photoshop

We've got this unique, cool lettering idea for you. What do you say about making some Japanese Photoshop word art? Learn how to do it with our Photoshop text tutorial. 

11. 6 Amazing Photoshop Text Effects You Can Make Now!

Check this video out which shows you how to create 6 amazing Photoshop text effects, including glittery, metal and glass!

17 Premium Text Effect Actions & Layer Style Packs

Short on time? Text effect actions, text design and layer styles allow you to achieve an amazing result with just a few clicks! 

We've got plenty of handy Photoshop text effect tutorials on our YouTube channel for you to check.

But now, let's browse the incredible selection of Text Effect Actions available through Envato Elements and GraphicRiver and check out a few of our favorites below!

1. 12 Retro Photoshop Text Effects (PSD)

12 Retro Photoshop Text Effects

Get inspired by this wonderful pack of retro-themed text effects. This cool text design features 12 brilliant effects that allow you to easily change any color. Simply update the smart object with your own text to enjoy these effects right away!

2. Strangest Things PS Text Actions (PSD)

Strangest Things PS Text Actions

The internet just can't get enough of Netflix's original show, Stranger Things. And you can pay homage to this fan favorite with this cool text effect for Photoshop.

3. Ink Press Type Action (ATN, PAT, PSD)

Ink Press Type Action

If you're running short on time and you need an incredible text effect, then try out this ink press Photoshop font effect. This action allows you to quickly recreate the look of a vintage letterpress without all the extra hassle. In this download, get access to one Photoshop file with 20 different detailed patterns to choose from.

4. Retro Text Effects V2 (PSD)

Retro Text Effects V2

Shake up the industry with a few designs inspired by vintage typography and recreate this easy text art. This pack includes ten amazing actions available at 300 dpi. Create glorious 3D effects and more, and enjoy the help file that's also included for more instruction in this cool text effect for Photoshop.

5. Realistic Embroidery 2 - Photoshop Actions (ABR, ATN, ASL)

Realistic Embroidery 2 - Photoshop Actions

Embroidery is a craft that requires a lot of time, patience, and skill. But if you want to achieve a faster result, then download this incredibly realistic Photoshop action for creating easy text art. Crafted with high-quality details, this cool text effect for Photoshop includes four helpful actions available for three different materials. 

6. Retro Text Effects V01 (ASL, PSD)

Retro Text Effects V01

Go on a magical trip to Las Vegas with this awesome retro text effect set. This cool text design allows you to get that vintage retro look in seconds! Included in this package are ten fully layered Photoshop files with seven beautiful colors to choose from. It's really simple to use this Photoshop word art!

7. Games Titles Photoshop Text Effect (PSD)

Games Titles Photoshop Text Effect

Need a fantastic title for your next game design? Are you looking for cool lettering ideas? Then check out this next Photoshop text effect from designer State7. Included in this Photoshop font effect are six files with mind-blowing title effects inspired by fantasy, 80s, and space themes. 

8. Comic Text Effects (PSD)

Comic Text Effects

Make your comics come alive with exciting themes and cool text effects. This next Photoshop text style is just $5! Get ten different font effects along with organized smart objects that are easy to update. Use it for games, movies, or posters!

9. 3D Metal & Gold Effects (ASL, PSD)

3D Metal  Gold Effects

Blow your clients away with stunning visuals of 3D gold text effects. This incredible package features ten gold and metal text effects created with easily modifiable smart objects. The Photoshop font effects work best in CS6 but can also be used with various versions of Photoshop.

10. The Corsair and Pirate Photoshop Text Effect (ASL, PSD)

The Corsair and Pirate Photoshop Text Effect

Or set sail with this next creative text effect. This corsair and pirate-themed text effect was crafted by designer Giallo. This unique and exclusive Photoshop text style includes six layered Photoshop files with 33 layer effects. Get perfect pirate results with any font!

11. Graffiti Text Effects (ASL, PSD)

Graffiti Text Effects

Love graffiti effects? Then check out this next impressive graffiti text effect from Sko4. Perfectly suited for posters, typography projects, and more, this Photoshop text effect comes with ten different styles that are easy to use. Add these cool text effects for Photoshop to your collection!

12. Sloppy Press Inc. Typography Styles (PSD, PNG, ASL, ATN, ABR)

Sloppy Press Inc Typography Styles

There's nothing like the amazing allure of vintage typography. And if you're on the prowl for that hand-printed look, then feast your eyes on this brilliant Photoshop action. This package includes four Photoshop files with 33 graphic styles, 20 detailed textures, and three useful actions. Also included are 44 Photoshop brushes to take your work to the next level! Don't miss out on these Photoshop text styles!

13. Watercolor Photoshop Styles Vol. 1 (ASL)

Watercolor Photoshop Styles Vol 1

Can't get enough of these text effects? Then splash around with this gorgeous watercolor set. Designed to give you that handmade watercolor painting feel, this Photoshop font effects pack features 15 Photoshop styles that can be easily applied to text, shapes, and more.

14. I ♥ Sweaters - Smart Knitted Effect (PSD)

I  Sweaters - Smart Knitted Effect

Get crafty with this wicked set of knitted text effect actions. This cool text effect set includes high-resolution layer styles with realistic details and so much more! Download this pack of cool text effects for Photoshop today to get access to premade patterns and even a few graphic elements!

15. Pro 3D Text Mockups (PSD)

Pro 3D Text Mockups

Professional artists are hired every day to turn ordinary letters into extraordinary 3D text art. And you get to achieve the same fantastic result by downloading this premium set of 3D text styles. Included in this set are four Photoshop files with 3D graphic styles perfect for any website, flyer, or print design.

16. 80's Style Text Mockups V1 (PSD)

80s Style Text Mockups V1

Celebrate your love of iconic 1980s design trends with this set of graphic styles and font effects. This set includes 18 vibrant layer styles that work with any text or vector shape. Apply your changes with just one click for an extraordinary text effect.

17. Liquid Tasty Text Effects (ASL, PSD)

Liquid Tasty Text Effects

Need a tasty title for your food blog or graphics? Check out this amazing liquid text effect with eight pretty styles for easy text art! Edit the text layers using Photoshop versions CS3 and above. Get eight professional pieces of Photoshop word art, along with a helpful instructional guide. 


Photoshop text effect tutorials and text design tutorials are a great way to jump-start your Photoshop knowledge. They break down the basics while giving you access to new and exciting techniques.

And with hundreds of text effect actions available, chances are we've missed a few to add to the list. So be sure to browse GraphicRiver and Envato Elements for more incredible Photoshop text styles.

And if you prefer to use Adobe Illustrator, try our free course on making 3D text in Illustrator!

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