40 Best Practices of Typography Techniques Will Boost Your Skills

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The aim was not to make an article as such but to create a useful creative roundup resource, which can be utilized as a book portion for designers to expand their knowledge on how they can use Photoshop in say to make impressive typography techniques. The article have latest collection of typography tutorials, which if the steps are analyze it can to turn Adobe Photoshop and use you an statement on the features of great designing tool.

How To Create Floral Theme Typography Using Photoshop and Illustrator

Few weeks ago I stumbled on a very beautiful typography poster from Olariu Alex. This tutorial is highly inspired from that poster and we will also add some flowers and butterflies into the text. To get the best quality, we combine vector from Illustrator with pixel editing in Photoshop.

How To Create Floral Theme Typography Using Photoshop and Illustrator

Create Super Glossy 3D Typography in Illustrator and Photoshop

In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create super glossy 3D typography using Illustrator and Photoshop. Let’s get started!


Create an awesome broken plate typography effect

In this tutorial I will explain how to realize funny letters that look like broken plates. We will start in Illustrator modifying the original font, then we will switch to Photoshop in order to play with textures and layer styles. Also we will deal with selection tools and simple methods to create 3d illusion always in Photoshop.


Create Elegant, Glassy, 3D Typography in Photoshop and Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, we will demonstrate how to create elegant, glassy, 3D typography using Photoshop and Illustrator. For this project, I used my company logo. Feel free to apply this effect to any logo, text, or shape. Let’s get started!


Design a Skin-Textured Typography Scene in Photoshop

how to create a 3D-looking textured text effect in Photoshop without the need for any 3D tools or applications. All we need to be able to create our text effect is a good idea of perspective so that we can modify light distribution with the help of color correction tools (Burn Tool and Dodge Tool). The techniques and concepts you’ll learn here can be used to apply any kind of texture (not just skin texture) to any text for simulating depth and lighting precision.


Creating Retro Folded Typography Using Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to create retro-looking text that seems like it’s constructed using folded strips of paper. We’re going to step away from the computer a little bit and use a real model as a reference for our project. Prepare yourself to heavily rely on Photoshop’s Lasso Tool, as well as some other basic tools and simple techniques.


Create a Graffiti in Inkscape

Filip Komorowski shows us how to create a fresh throw up graffiti in Inkscape. This shown vector effects could be easily done in every other vector program as well.


How To Create a Gothic Blackletter Typographic Design

Blackletter or gothic script fonts are hugely popular in a range of modern cultures. Metal bands, tattoo artwork and extreme sports brands all make use of the awesome blackletter style. Often the sharp letter shapes are enhanced with elaborate swirls and decorations. Follow this step by step guide to customizing your own gothic typographic design, we’ll be modifying the original vector letters in Illustrator before moving over to Photoshop to add a cool distressed and metal effect finish to the artwork.

The design I’ve been working on features the word ‘Cobra’ – Simply because it sounds pretty bad-ass! The blackletter type has been customised and modified with additional swirls, curls and various pointy bits which add plenty of visual interest while disguising the original wording.


Colorful Candy 3D Text Effect in Photoshop and 3D Studio Max Tutorial

Text effects are a common way to spice up typography for graphic design.  Instead of using a plain font with a solid color, a text effect can create a visual impactful design.  There are a variety of effects that can be applied, from 3D to inset typography and everything in between.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create colorful candy 3D text using Photoshop and 3D Studio Max, and how to incorporate a few other 3D elements into a final Photoshop artwork.  You’ll get a great look at how to model and texture 3D text and how to render it using v-ray, and how to then composite it together in Photoshop.


Create a Festive Ornamental Christmas Text Effect

Christmas offers a plethora of fun design possibilities, with ornaments, stockings, candy canes, reindeer, lights, trees and other items playing signature roles in decoration for the season.  One of the most requested Photoshop christmas tutorials is a beautiful text effect tutorial, so in this tutorial, we’ll be looking at how to make an ornamental text effect.

You’ll learn how to create 3D Studio Max 3D text, and then how to import it into Photoshop to create a holiday text effect.  You’ll see how to decorate your text with holiday themed items, and how to bring the composition together.

If you liked this text effect tutorial, check out our other PS text effect tutorials:


Create a Mystical Text Effect with Smoke and Ocean Texture in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create a Mystical Text Effect with Smoke and Ocean Texture in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be a little tricky, but why not have a try!


Create Gold Ornamental Text in Photoshop

Ornamental text can be created in several ways. Today we will demonstrate how to combine several stock images to create some nice gold ornamental typography. Let’s get started!


Create a Flowing Liquid Stream Metallic 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Flowing Water Stream Metallic 3D Text Effect in Photoshop. The main focus of this tutorial is the combination of water stream brushset and warp tool, plus some texturing practices. Have a try!


Create a Cool Liquid Text Effect with Feather Brush Decoration in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Cool Liquid Text Effect with Feather Brush Decoration in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorials and some steps can be a bit tricky, but why not have a try!

We will be heavily using the liquid filter (which in my opinion is one of the most versatile tools in Photoshop) in this tutorial. I won’t be going through each command of the liquify filter (there will be a basic tutorial here on PSD Vault very soon about this topic), however, I want you to have a go at it regardless and see how far you can go.

We will also be making a feather-like brush and create some ink effect, so there is a lot to learn in this tut :)


Create an Rough Woody Text Effect with Wood Splinters Texture in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Rough Woody Text Effect Made of Wood Splinters in Photoshop. We will also use some ground textures and dirt brushes to achieve some special effect. Have a try!


Create a Funky Retro Wavy Text Effect in Photoshop

We are going to create a retro-colored psychedelic background, which we are then going to apply to some text. The purpose of this tutorial is to learn how to mask out an image so that it just shows through the editable text, making it friendlier to modifications later on. We will also work with layering textures to create a grungy retro background.


How to create a simple and elegant text effect

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create an elegant text effect in only 13 steps. We will use Illustrator to realize the outlined text. Then we will play with blending options to create the pressed effect. This style would be perfect for a site tagline or a poster design.


Stylish Floral Typography

This tutorial will teach you how to create a very appealing and slightly abstract text effect that looks like the text is made from plants and flowers; you really have to see it to know what I mean. We’ll be using a lot of floral brushes which look great and also learning a really useful technique for accurately hiding stuff behind other stuff.


Create Smoke Text

A big thing that you see in graphic design at the moment is the use of smoke stphotography, these photos look really good but look a lot better when you mess about with them in Photoshop. Here we’ll be mixing type and a smoke image to create a really nice abstract wallpaper. This is just a quick tutorial but hopefully you’ll learn some new techniques so give it a go.


Create this 2010 Typographic Wallpaper in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to work with shapes, texture, and patterns to create this wallpaper. Part of this tutorial uses Adobe Illustrator but a download is included in case you don’t have Illustrator.


Create This Dazzling 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create 3D text in Illustrator then transfer it to Photoshop to apply the effects. You’ll learn how to apply styles to regular 3D text to create a stunning design.


Elegant Typography on Vista Background

Find out how to create this elegant typography image with Photoshop! This tutorial will show you how to combine layer styles, Photoshop brushes, and stock photos to create this typography artwork.


Floral 3D Text Effect

Learn how to create turn a simple 3D text into a beautiful yet simple floral design. This tutorial will show you how to retouch and apply effects to 3D text and use floral Photoshop brushes as a quick way of enhancing the look.


Create a Grungy Looking, Blood-Stained Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the process I took to create this Blood Stained Text Effect in Photoshop. Along the way, we will be using some custom brushes, layer blending effects for the text, cloud rendering + blending mode, and image adjustments. The overall process is quite simple and would be good for PS beginners. Have a try!


Design Glowing Particle Text Effect with Liquify Filter in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design Glowing Text Effect with Particles and Liquify Filter in Photoshop. The processes are really simple and suitable for a Photoshop beginner, have a try!


Scanline Text

I thought I’d write a tutorial aimed more at beginners, teaching you how to achieve the all important glowing effect which people can’t seem to get enough of. Here we will create a style I’ve named ‘Scanline Text’ which is basically text which glows like bright scanlines, with a smart reflection as well. So learn out how to create this amazing yet simple effect with this easy to follow tutorial.


Smashing Your Creative Block – Photoshop Tutorial

The question arises so much nowadays, How do you overcome your Creative Block? I made it simple for everyone today and created a Photoshop Tutorial to smash your creative block. I will use simple and easy techniques to create a smashing composition text tutorial. It won’t take you to long to finish and you will learn that it is pretty easy to create this effect. You could also make use of a Business Printing Company to get your designs printed in the end.


How to make a Typographic, Retro, Space Face

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a typographic face by using simple techniques. Using the Brush Tool and experimenting with light, you will get this amazing Typographic Space Face that looks like it’s created by letters and an amazing explosion. Let’s get started!


Incredibly Realistic Water Text in Cinema 4D and Photoshop

So, in this tutorial I will show you how to create a water text effect. Even though it might look compex it’s a very simple effect. We will use Illustrator for the text, then Cinema 4D to make it a 3D text and Photoshop to mix the 3D with some real photos to create a nice and realistic result.


Design an Awesome Burning Flame Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Awesome Burning Flame Text Effect in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be tricky, buy why not have a try!


Design an Awesome Geometric Shaped Typography with Grungy Background in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show the processes involved in designing and creating this really cool, Geometric Shaped Typography with Grungy Background in Photoshop. This is a simple tutorial yet the effect looks awesome, have a try! Along the way, I will also give you some tricks that you can use for creating awesome lighting and smoky effect to spice up your design.


Typographic Portrait like Grammy’s Posters

The described effects look nice on portraits with good contrast and light background, but you can easy adjust the contrast and make the background lighter using possibilities of Photoshop.


Create A Scrapbook Alphabet

In this Photoshop Text Effect you’ll learn to create cool Scrapbook style text that can be used as a stand alone word treatment or converted to individual reusable .png files with a transparent background.

READ THIS: If you haven’t already done the Text In Stitches tutorial and you want to add the stitches to your lettering like you see in the preview, I strongly recommend you take a spin through that lesson first. Be sure to download and install the Stitches brush set that’s included in that lesson so you’ve got it and are ready to go.


The Wheels Text Effect

I probably get 2-3 spam emails a week from some company wanting to sell me new wheels for my car. It’s getting a little annoying, so to strike back, I’m going to show you how to duplicate the text effect in their ad… It’s a bit of a noobish effect, but it’ll make me feel better so I’m doing it anyway.


Create a Cool 3D Graffiti Text Effect using Line Art in Photoshop

Graffiti style text has a variety of applications in modern art, advertising and other forms of design.  While it can be created with 3D programs, similar effects can also be achieved using pure Photoshop.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to take a line art sketch of text and turn it into a 3D graffiti style text effect using some simple techniques and stock images.  You’ll learn how to take a concept, add the initial coloring, then use some well placed images to achieve a 3D effect, then finally use some brushes to add awesome extra effects.


Create A Dynamic Shattering Text Effect

When it comes to text effects, the sky is the limit.  You can light it on fire, drench it in water, freeze it, explode it, make it glow with neon colors, or engrave it in beautiful metallic fashion.  Unfortunately, many of the text effect tutorials on the internet yield rather low-quality results.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a high quality, dynamic shattering effect for text.  You’ll first be guided through the 3D creation of the text, and then the process of shattering it, then you’ll learn how to use the power of Photoshop to create a brilliant and unique result.

As always, questions, comments and suggestions are welcome, just let us know!


Create A Beautiful 3D Text Composition

3D text effects are common elements in graphic design and advertising.  The extra depth dimension allows images to visually pop from the page, and provide excellent building blocks for development of an image.  A variety of tools can be used to create them, but creation of 3D text effects often requires significant time, patience, and knowledge.

In this tutorial, Joe Moore will teach you step by step how to render beautiful and visually sharp 3d text in 3D Studio Max, render it using Mental Ray, and then combine it with additional visual elements to create an atmospheric, nature inspired 3D text composition using Photoshop.  If you don’t have 3D Studio Max, fear not, for a beautiful PNG render is included so you can still follow the Photoshop section.

This tutorial is jam-packed with techniques, tips and tricks to improve your workflow and design skills.  Whether you’re a rookie designer looking to learn new techniques to use, or you’re a veteran designer just looking for tips on taking your images to the next level, you’ll find a ton of useful information here.


Create a Delicious Type Treat

We have another Psd Premium tutorial exclusively available to Premium members today. If you want to take your 3D typography skills to the next level, then we have an awesome tutorial for you. Learn how to create two tasty type effects in Cinema 4D, Illustrator and Photoshop. Learn more at the jump!


Learn Creative Lettering Techniques in this Psd Plus Tutorial

After experimenting with typographic illustrations, and finding myself still in the mood for something similar, I figured it was a good time to create an illustration based on lettering. With typography, you rely on a typeface that dictates the style of the illustration you want to make. The difference with lettering is that you do it yourself. It can be done with a pen tablet, so if you have one lying around, plug it in for this tutorial.

Lettering was something I was definitely interested in, but I also wanted something new and different. So I set out to make a photorealistic lettering illustration in this tutorial, rather than something purely vector, or something created through non-digital methods.


Create an Awesome 3D Text Effect with Abstract Brush Decoration in Photoshop

In the tutorial, I will show you the processes I used to Create an Awesome 3D Text Effect with Abstract Brush Decoration in Photoshop. This is an intermediate tutorial so some steps can be tricky, but why not have a try :)


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