Become a Master of Typography with 25+ Great Tutorials

June 17th, 2010 Posted in Aesthetics, Graphics, Photoshop, Tutorials, Web Design

This time I’ve put together a variation of different typography-related tutorials for you to practice your skills. Most of these are Photoshop tutorials, and some also include a couple of other programs.
These typography-effects can show you some new tips and tricks to use in all kinds of designs, from backgrounds to web-design and more. Get ready to fill up your design toolbox with a couple of new tricks!


Here you will learn to create a font in illustrator to then mix it with some images in Photoshop. A funny and versatile effect that can be applied to many different kinds of liquid as long as you have photos to use!

Typography wallpaper

This simple yet unique and powerful look comes in handy for many different designs. Play around with settings in Photoshop to give it your personal touch.

Ornate Typographic Illustration

Here we get a very decorative and organic look.

Sunset Type

Use multiple programs to create a warm and sunny typographic treatment. Use C4D to create the text, Illustrator for several decorative motifs, and Photoshop to bring them all together.

Flowers Text

Simple yet effective and beautiful text that can be modified to your personal taste.

Stylish Floral Typography

It only takes about 15 minutes to get this floral typography effect. Its quick, easy and simple. Play around with other floral brushes or add more elements if wanted.

Playful Robust 3D Letter Design

For advanced beginners we’ll explore how to create 3D text and use depth-of-field to enhance a design.

5 minute Floral Type in Fireworks and Photoshop

The entire text-effect will be done in Fireworks, then Photoshop is used to add some texture and an old paper effect.

Shiny Calligraphy

Create a nice 3D effect using a calligraphy font and layer styles. You will also have a look at how to create patterns and light effects with blend modes.

Smashing Your Creative Block

Learn how to use the simple tools of Photoshop to your advantage and create a striking text effect.


Create an awesome grungy text effect that can be used to liven up your website layouts, display logos and so on.

Dream Design with 3D Typography

The word “Dream” dictates the layout and trees will grow out of the letters. Mountains will show themselves behind the word and overshadow the glowing moon.

Masking with type

How to use masked images with typography to create an eye-catching illustration.

Typographic Concept Poster

Create a typographic poster design with a grungy feel to it. Experiment with your own textures and pictures for a different style.

Unique 3D Text

Use Xara 3D to get a 3D text effect, then export the text to Photoshop and add some style there.

Lost in Space

Create an easy and quick text effect in Photoshop. Play with Brushes, Blend Modes, basic filters and eventually the text.

Trendy Retro Type Treatment

Create a trendy retro type treatment with a free font, gradients, blends, and some scatter brushes.

Create and Then Shatter a Grid, while Making a Typographic Poster

Here we will make a dark and grungy typography poster in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Quick and Easy typographic wallpaper

Create complex works with minimal effort, experiment and create your own unique version of this wallpaper quite easily.

Ancient-style typography

In this tutorial, you will learn to create this cool, ancient-style typography using dry soil texture and floral brush set in Photoshop.

3D Typography

A very time-consuming, but fun tutorial to make a stunning and detailed 3d text.

Typographic Portrait

This 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 beforehand.

Evil Text

Create some very evil, bloody, gory text that even has snake horns and skulls in it.

Typographic Retro Space Face

Make a typographic face by using simple techniques. Using the Brush Tool and experimenting with light, you will get this amazing typographic Space Face.


Use Cinema 4D and Photoshop CS4 to make graffiti letters. Extrude the letters and tweak them out. After the baseline render is done you import it into Photoshop and add some outer strokes and grime.

Flat 3D

In this tutorial you will learn how to create some flat 3D using only Photoshops brush tool.

Poster from Words

Make your own cool music inspired poster from words.

Recessed Watercolor Typography

Learn to mix vector elements and watercolor effects with text to create a stunning design. It’s a quick process that depends heavily on good choices of images and colors.

Author -

who has written 551 posts on [Re]

Contact the author

2 Responses to “Become a Master of Typography with 25+ Great Tutorials”

  1. Trimbakeshwar Says:

    hay nice words in nice designs….
    good work
    keep it up….

  2. Ted Thompson Says:

    Great tutorials, thanks very much for sharing!a

Leave a Reply