Text Effects Posts

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Bright New Year 2017 Design

There are many New Year designs out there, but I thought I would try to create something a little different – and here it is. This design is pretty easy, but it is time consuming, and for that reason, I have included the psd file download at the end of the tutorial in case you may want it, but don’t have the time or inclination to follow through the tut. I hope you like it.

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Bright New Year 2017 Design

Quick Tut: Outlined Display Text Overlaid on an Image

This is a quick and easy method of applying a nice, opaque, outlined display text over an image using a free font and Photoshop’s built in tools, and of course, the image of your choice.

Quick Tip: Outlined Display Text Overlaid on and Image

3 Halloween Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

3 Halloween Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

With Halloween fast approaching, if you want to adorn your website or create some spooky typography, here are three quick tutorials for some creepy text effects. These effects use only layer styles and some ghoulish free fonts.

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