Text Effects Posts

Polished Wood Text Effect

I came across this font and thought that it had great possibilities for a text effect. It reminds me very much of branches of a tree, so I worked on that thought, and this beautiful polished wood text effect was the end result.

Polished Wood Text Effect

Photoshop Tutorial: Mesh Text Effect

This is a cool see-through text effect that would look good over gradient backgrounds or images – you could, of course, use one very large letter with an image behind it – there are myriad uses for it! There are only 2 free resources used in this effect.

Photoshop Tutorial: Mesh Text Effect

Photoshop Tutorial: Chain Text Effect

This very easy tutorial will show you how to make a realistic chain text effect from scratch, using only Photoshop’s built-in tools. We will be creating a custom brush and using paths and layer styles – once you have mastered this technique, you can make any kind of chains and not necessarily stick to text effects.

Photoshop Tutorial: Chain Text Effect

Rusty Text Effect: Photoshop Tutorial

This is an easy tutorial using a free font, gradient set, brush set and Photoshop’s built-in tools to get a real-looking rusty text effect. There are quite a few steps to this tutorial, but I think the end result justifies the time needed to complete it.

Rusty Text Effect: Photoshop Tutorial

Photoshop Tutorial: Denim Patchwork Text Effect

This is an easy tutorial, you need no more knowledge than knowing your way around Photoshop to complete this text effect, and it uses a free font and a canvas texture. All other effects are generated by Photoshop’s built-in tools. However, be warned, it is quite time-consuming!

Denim Patchwork Text Effect

Textured Text Photoshop Tutorial

This tutorial walks you through creating a textured text using a free font, free texture and gradient set. Working through this tutorial should take less than an hour, but there are many places along the way that you can play with the settings, use different filters, layer styles or blending modes to experiment and learn how to work with text and textures.

The most important aspect of completing any tutorial for any software programme is…. have fun!

Textured Text

Text Within Text Photoshop Tutorial

Follow this Photoshop tutorial to easily create a text-within-text effect.

This is a fairly easy tutorial, but my recommendation is that you very carefully follow each instruction as it gets a little confusing in places and one missed step will throw out the end result.

Text Within Text

20 Glossy, Glittery & Glowing Text Effect Tutorials

These tutorials are all suitable for Photoshop beginners – and more experienced users may learn something from some of them also.

I have carried out each tutorial and the images are my results. They don’t all come out exactly as the author’s image – but often that is the nature of some of the Photoshop filters.

Where I have found the tutorials to be incorrect or incomplete, I have stated the changes. Writing tutorials is no small task, and sometimes things are overlooked or screenshots are not exactly correct – but usually you can figure out the changes to correct them yourself – or you can make alterations to the suggested layer styles or filter settings to suit your own requirements.

Most of all with any tutorial, you should have fun!

Glossy, Glittery & Glowing Text Effect Tutorials