Text Effects Posts

Decorative Ribboned Text Effect PS Tutorial

Decorative Ribboned Text Effect PS Tutorial

This is a pretty easy but effective textured text with ribbon running through it effect. A free font and a free texture are the only resources required and the use of Photoshop’s built-in tools complete this effect.

Retro Shadow – Photoshop Text Effect Tutorial

Retro Shadow – Photoshop Text Effect Tutorial

Retro and vintage are never really in or out of fashion, but somehow are always around, and the effect can add sophistication or a certain, required style to any design. This tutorial will show you how to quickly add this retro shadow effect to headline text.

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