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30 Superb Adobe Illustrator And Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are both some great tools. While the first one is the easier method to manipulate text or image, the second one is used to create vector images, allowing the user to have a greater degree of accuracy and precision.  In this round-up article you will find 30 superb tutorials for creating very interesting text effects. Some tutorials needs a higher knowledge but but for the majority of them you just need a little patience.

Roky 3D text effect

In this tutorial you will learn how to make some stylized 3D text.

How to Create a Hand Drawn Style Text Effect

In the following tutorial you will learn how to use different brushes and effects to create a hand drawn text effect. Perfect for illustrative designs, you will create a cute and fun lettering effect.

3D Typography in Photoshop

In this tutorial we are going to go over various techniques you may have seen before, as well as a bulk of techniques that may be new to you.

Stunning and Detailed Typography

In this article, the author will share a few tips on how to create a superb 3D text effect.

Create eye-catching text straight from the 80s

Great text can be the centerpiece to your design, or an extra element to really make your work pop. Either way, this tutorial will show you how to create some retro-themed text of your own in illustrator.

Blueprint-Style Text in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to recreate this impressive, but simple, blueprint text effect, using a blend of live effects, filters, and a little gradient mesh.

Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography

In this tutorial, you’re going to create a 3D Typography based design. All the elements will revolve around the centerpiece and theme: dreaming. The word will dictate the entire layout and control the space by allowing everything else to emerge from within. The trees will grow out of the letters; the mountains will show themselves behind the word and overshadow the glowing moon.

How To Make Grunge Text Using a Digital Tablet

In this vector quick tip you will learn how to create a grungy text effect without ending up with a complete mess.

Warp Text Inside A Heart Shape

n this tutorial, we will see how we can warp the text around a shape or a object. This technique will show you how to combine the text wrap and heart shape together to achieve the text wrap effect. This tutorial will concentrate on how to use Envelope Distort feature in Illustrator to achieve this effect.

Create a Silky Ribbon Text Effect

In the following tutorial you will use the Pen and Gradient tools to create a swirling ribbon text effect. Even though we’re applying the ribbon to text, you can use this this effect to make shapes and scrolls.

Easily Create Sticker Text and Graphic Effect in Illustrator

In this tutorial, the author will show you how to create sticker style effect in Adobe Illustrator.

How to Create a Hand Drawn Style Text Effect

In the following tutorial you will learn how to use different brushes and effects to create a hand drawn text effect. Perfect for illustrative designs, you will create a cute and fun lettering effect.

Creating Editable Letterpress Styled Text

Utilizing the Appearance panel and Graphic Styles, you can quickly and consistently apply this style to any editable text and other vector objects and create, the popular, the letterpress effect.

How To Create a Simple Sticker Text Effect

In the following tutorial you will learn how to use text and the Round Any Corner script to create a simple sticker effect. This effect can be applied to a variety of graphics, including shapes and symbols.

How to Make a Cartoon Style Cereal Box Logo in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create the cartoon style of text often seen on cereal boxes.

Create a Furry Calligram in Illustrator

In this tutorial the author will walk you through creating your own calligram inspired by a dog named Poppy. You’ll learn how to manipulate a typeface through to rendering fur, adding doggy features, and various details.

Turn Any Font Into a Sketch Font

In this tutorial, the author will show you how to convert any font into a sketch font.

How to Create a Gummy Text Effect

In the following tutorial you will learn to create a gummy text effect. Perfect for illustrative designs, you will create a cute and fun lettering effect using the Offset Path function and various other coloring techniques.

Create a Vibrant 3D Pixel Type Treatment

In this tutorial, the author will show you how to create a fun 3D pixel font type treatment. Using a free font, gradients, and Illustrator 3D filter, you will easily create a type treatment that you can apply to many other fonts.

Create a Stylish Colorful Text Effect in Illustrator

In this tutorial the author will show you how to make a cool colorful text effect using a vector image. This tutorial will focus on showing you the technique, cause I think, once you know the technique you can explore and experiment it further to suit a type effect or a project that you’re making.

Learn How To Create Zee Logo in Illustrator

In this article, the author will show you how he made the Zee logo, step by step.

3D Lighted Text

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a 3D lighted text, something similar to Star Wars text.

How to Make a Wooden Text Effect with Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial you can learn how to create “wooden text”. Using the 3D Extrude and Bevel Tool combined with some clever gradients and layer effects you can make this great effect that’s perfect for text and symbols alike.

How to Create a Textured Grungy 3D Type Design

In this tutorial you’ll look at creating a cool grungy design based around some abstract 3D type, then apply a few finishing touches to really bring the design to life.

Create an Airport Time Table Type Effect

tutorial you will learn how to use various shapes and gradient effects to create an airport timetable text effect that’s perfect for websites, poster designs or even logos.

How to Make a Playful Yet Robust 3D Letter Design

This tutorial is perfect for the advanced beginner who wants to take her skills to the next level. We’ll explore how to create 3D text and use depth-of-field to enhance a design.

Creating Swirly Type

In this tutorial you will explore the “Average” command in Adobe Illustrator, and learn how to use it in rather unusual way. In this case, we’ll create abstract swirls using relatively simple methods and apply it to type.

Create 3-D text with some extreme lighting

In this tutorial you are going to take an object/text and change it from 2-D to 3-D and then give it some realistic effects.

Making an Ambigram

An ambigram is typographical design where the word looks and reads the same when it is upside down, or flips to create a whole new word.

Create Stunning 3D Text in a Grungy Landscape

In this Photoshop tutorial, you are going to go over different digital-image-editing techniques in order to create a beautiful grungy and grainy composition that has 3D text (that we will make in Illustrator) as its centerpiece.

 

 

 

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