19 Awesome Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

This is a collection of my favourite Photoshop text effects that look pretty sweet, I would recommend experimenting with these styles if your looking for some thing a little bit different.

Candy Coated Text


Smooth Glass Type


Slow Shutter Effect


The Original slow shutter tut is unavailiable but some one kindly uploaded it…

Glassy Text Effect


Text In Stitches


Milk Typography Effect


Create Destructive Black and White Lettering with a Dramatic Splash Effect


Using Light and Shade to Bring Text to Life


Smoke Text Effect


Papercraft Text Effect


Creating the Sky Logo


Write a message in Sand


Richly Ornate Typographic Illustration


3D Oasis Text Scene


Gooey Text


Funky Sticker Style Text


Liquid Text Effect


Metal Chrome Text


Gold Text Effect



Do you have any favourite effects, or have you seen some other text effect tutorials on the web that you like, please feel free to share them in the comments.

Space and Planet Photoshop Tutorials To Create Amazing Space Scenes

There a lot of space tutorials out there some are better than others, I have managed to try and select a few of what I think can allow you to get great effects that look like they belong and don’t look completely Photoshopped.

I tried to be as varied as possible so there are tutorials for creating planets, stars, nebulas and atmospheric type gasses. The great thing is that they lay down the building blocks to experiment and create you own stunning universe.


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Gas bursts and Atmosphere

This tutorial shows you how to create some great gas explosions coming from the planets atmosphere with some pretty simple tools, yet looks stunning


Realistic Star fields

Create realistic star fields, the trick with this one is to be totally random and keep building up your layers the end result will speak for it self, with an image that looks like its evolving.


Simple Star fields

Create simple yet affective star fields in 8 easy steps.


Realistic Galaxy

I think if you have the time to do this tutorial it would be very worth while, the end result is very realistic and it seems is one of few great galaxy tutorials.


Realistic Space Nebula

This is a much simpler way to create a Nebula with different techniques but with a similar stunning result.


Space Nebula

How to create a space nebula that looks like its bursting at the seems and full of life, you will need to download a brush pack for this tutorial, but the link is broken on the tutorial site to download them, but don’t worry I have managed to find them for you here: Rust-n-Grunge brushes


Make a Planet

One of my favourites as it is relatively easy to accomplish yet the planet can look totally realistic with its surface glow and texture effect.


Planet Tutorial

This is a similar tutorial to the one above but will show you what other outcomes can be achieved with this method.


Create an Asteroid from scratch

A smart and simple way to create a realistic looking asteroids from nothing but photoshop. If you cant view the tutorial you can find it on this tutorial page instead


Creating Planet Rings

An extremly fast and simple way to add rings around your planet like Saturn has.


Vivid Space Nebula

With this Nebula tutorial it shows a different technique using Photoshops preset brushes and filters to create a vivid result.


End Of The World

I think the end result could be better but i like the way the glowing crater and asteroids were created i think with some more motivation the end result could look truly amazing.


Space Explosion

Quite a lengthy tutorial but a few smart ideas as well such as using a garden rock as an asteroid, with a pleasant explosion to great affect


Fiery Photoshop Space Explosion

A very dramatic explosion with terrific light effects.


Creating a Brushed Nebula

This one is different again and is created by using a brushing technique which gives it a unique look, i would say this is quite an advanced technique and would take much longer than most of the others listed. If you cant view the tutorial you can find it on this tutorial page instead


Light Effects In Space

A modern take on lighting effects to create a spectrum of colour within space.



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Inspiring Grunge Style Big Typography Posters

There is something special about these hand picked posters. A certain style that is unique and makes them stand out. Those are big typography posters, with a grunge edge and a retro touch. Typically with big fonts, straight lines, round curves, dark colors and grunge textures.

Scott Hansen:



Jonathan Haggard:






Kasper Soeholt:



Joseph Wharton:


Rafael Bessa:




Get More Typography Inspiration:

Hopefully now you have plenty of posters for inspirations… So, here is a link to collection of grunge tutorials and resources. Create you own and share the results!
I wish to see more from this style…

Ultimate Source for tiled background patterns

Repeating background patterns and images, patterns such as these can be used for a host of things such as a web page backgrounds, or adding that extra detail to a containing block, adjust the visibility and you’ve got a great new look for some thing that would normally look quite plain.

Here you’ll find some tutorials on how to create your own patterns and some resources to download patterns.

Download Patterns

Below are a few sites that have huge collections of background patterns for you to download and use for free.

Brusheezy Patterns


Deviantart Patterns


Squid Fingers Patterns


Pattern 8


Patterns Ava7


Din Pattern


Everyday Icons Patterns


Pattern Cooler


k10k Pixel Patterns


Noqta Patterns


Make your own patterns online

Make you own custom patterns online and downlaod them, or use someone elses as a base for you own creation.

Stripe Mania


Bg Patterns


Stripe Generator



A collection of useful tutorials on how to create repeating background patterns of your own.

Other Resources about patterns

There’s probably a lot more sources out there and id love to know about them, so if you’ve seen any awesome pattern sites or tutorials on how to create patterns feel free to leave a comment where they can be found and ill add them to the list, hope this has been useful.