40 Stunning 3D Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials

If you want to learn to create stunning 3D text effects by using adobe Photoshop and looking for some professional level tutorial then you must check this post out. Here, we are presenting a collection of some stunning and useful tutorials on creating 3D text effects by using the most popular and most widely used software – Adobe Photoshop.

40 Stunning 3D Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials

Typography has gained a status of art and it is now become a medium for the designers to showcase their creative skills. Photoshop is most commonly used to create stunning 3D text effects and this collection will showcase some excellent tutorials that will help you learn the skills. Here is the full list. Let us have a look at this collection. Enjoy!

3D Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials

1. 3D Layered Text Effect

An easy to follow tutorial on 3D layered text effect where you can see how artist has used actions, basic transform operations and filter to achieve this effect.

3D Layered Text Effect

2. Add Color to 3D Text

This tutorial is about creating fantastic, vividly colored and glowing 3D text and transform a simple text into appealing 3D text.

Add Fantastic Color to 3D Text – Part II

3. 3D Text Effect With Photoshop and Maya

Photoshop is an incredibly versatile application that is often used alongside 3D applications. In this tutorial, Wojciech Pijecki will show you how to sketch out an idea for a text effect, build up the idea in Photoshop, render it in 3D using Maya, and then how to add the finishing touches again in Photoshop.

4. “Awesome” 3D Style Lettering in Photoshop

This tutorial is about creating awesome 3d style lettering by using Adobe Photoshop. You will also learn how to apply proper light and shadow on a properly drawn sketch.

Create “Awesome” 3D Style Lettering in Photoshop – Tuts+ Premium Tutorial

5. Autumn-Themed 3D Text Effect With Photoshop CS6

With this tutorial, you will learn the use of Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended for creating an autumn themed 3D text effect.

Create an Autumn-Themed 3D Text Effect With Photoshop CS6 Extended

6. “Take a Break” 3D Text Composition

This tutorial will walk you through the process of creating a 3D text in just few steps.

Create “Take a Break” 3D Text Composition

7. Glossy, Plastic, 3D Text in Photoshop CS5

In this tutorial, the artist has explained how you can create glossy, plastic 3d text with Photoshop CS5 Extended. Some final adjustment made to enhance the outcome.

Create Glossy, Plastic, 3D Text in Photoshop CS5 Extended

8. Tasty 3D Typographic Illustration

This tutorial is all about creating tasty 3D typographic illustration without needing any 3D tool or software. You will only need Photoshop CS6 Extended.

Create a Tasty 3D Typographic Illustration – Tuts+ Premium Tutorial

9. Astonishing Nightclub Themed 3D Typography

Here, you will be taught that how you can create astonishing nightclub themed 3D typography, and in this tutorials Photoshop and Illustrator are used along with Cinema 4D.

Create Astonishing Nightclub Themed 3D Typography

10. Super Glossy 3D Typography

Now you can learn the process of creating super glossy 3D typography by using Illustrator and Photoshop.

Create Super Glossy 3D Typography in Illustrator and Photoshop

11. Remarkable 3D Text

This is a step by step tutorial on creating some remarkable 3D text by using Photoshop and of course your creativity.

How to Create Remarkable 3D Text in Photoshop

12. A Realistic 3D Typography

This tutorial will teach you how to create a realistic and appealing 3D typography in Photoshop. An illusion of 3D text will be created without using any special 3D program or software.

How to Create A Realistic 3D Typography in Photoshop

13. 3D Text Photo Manipulation

Here, you will learn some easy to follow steps on creating realistic and beautiful 3D text objects.

How to Create a 3D Text Photo Manipulation

14. Awesome Text Made of 3D Blocks

In this tutorial, you will learn creating a 3D object from a 2D depth map texture and then creating diffuse and self-illumination textures. Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended is used in this tutorial.

Create Awesome Text Made of 3D Blocks

15. Design Soft Stylized 3D Type

This tutorial teaches you how to get a soft styled and polished 3D text by using Illustrator and Photoshop in simple and easy steps.

Design Soft Stylized 3D Type

16. Unique 3D Text

This tutorial is about creating 3D text in Xara 3D and then using that text in Photoshop for adding some style.

Unique 3D Text – Xara 3D + Photoshop Tutorial

17. 3D Textured Text Effect

With this tutorial, you can create amazing and appealing 3D textured text effect with the help of Illustrator and Photoshop. Furthermore, links to different resources is also provided.

3D TEXTURED TEXT EFFECT

18. Colourful 3D text explosion

Follow this tutorial if you want to learn the process of creating colorful 3D text as well as some useful tricks on generating light sources, shadows and adding depth.

Typography tutorial: Create a colourful 3D text explosion

19. 3D Text Effect

If you are interesting in learning how to create 3D text effect in Photoshop 7, then this tutorial is for you.

3D Text effect

20. Glowing TRON-Inspired 3D Text

This tutorial will walk you through easy and simple steps for creating glowing TRON inspired 3D text with futuristic blue glow by using Photoshop Extended

How to Create Glowing TRON-Inspired 3D Text in Photoshop Extended

21. 3D Typography Using Google Sketchup and Photoshop

Use Adobe Photoshop in tandem with Google Sketchup to create excellent and cool 3D text. You can also use some other applications like Illustrator or Cinema 4D in place of Google Sketchup.

Use Google Sketchup and Photoshop to Create 3D Typography

22. Elegant, Glassy, 3D Typography

This tutorial will teach you the process of generating classy, elegant and glassy 3D typography with the help of Photoshop and Illustrator.

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

23. 3D Text Scene Using Photoshop

Follow this tutorial for creating a 3D text scene by using Adobe Photoshop. Illustrator is also used in this tutorial to some extent.

Create a 3D Text Scene Using Photoshop

24. 3D Text Effect with Abstract Brush Decoration

This intermediate level tutorial will teach you how to create an awesome and stunning 3D text effect with abstract brush decoration in Photoshop.

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

25. 3D Text on Fire

This tutorial is of somewhat more advanced level and some steps may be tricky, but if you are following along with other tutorial then following this tutorial should not be a problem.

3D TEXT ON FIRE

26. Dream Design with 3D Typography

This tutorial is based on creating a theme based 3D design and in this tutorial, the theme is dreaming, therefore all the elements revolve around this theme.

Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography

27. Incredible Typographic Illustration

Get started with this easy to follow tutorial that will teach you how to create an incredible typographic illustration. Photoshop CS+ and Cinema 4D are used in this tutorial.

How to Create an Incredible Typographic Illustration – Part 2

28. 3D Text Blocks in Photoshop

This tutorial used Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended to create a 3D text blocks with some cool and fun tricks.

How to Create 3D Text Blocks in Photoshop – Screencast

29. Stunning, 3D, Sunset Type Illustration

In this tutorial, you will see C4D, Illustrator and Photoshop are used for creating text, adding several decorative motifs and bringing them all together.

How to Design a Stunning, 3D, Sunset Type Illustration

30. Colorful 3D Text Effect

This tutorial will walk you through creating colorful 3D text effect by using Xara 3D and Photoshop.

Create Colorful 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

31. Slick 3D Ice Text Effect

If you are looking for a tutorial on creating a slick 3D ice text effect then this tutorial is for you.

Design a Slick 3D Ice Text Effect

32. 3D Type With Repoussé In Photoshop CS5

With this tutorial, you can add angles, lighting and interest in your design by using Photoshop CS5 Extended and create a beautiful 3D Type With Repousse.

3D Type With Repoussé In Photoshop CS5 Extended

33. Fun Floral 3D Text Design

You can create a lovely floral style 3D text effect by following this tutorial and by using Photoshop and Illustrator.

Create a Fun Floral 3D Text Design

34. Eye-Catching 3D Tech-Style Text Effect

Create an eye catching and appealing 3D tech style text effect by using Photoshop only.

Create Eye-Catching 3D Tech-Style Text Effect

35. Cracked 3D Stone Text Effect

This tutorial is all about creating cracked 3D stone text effect by using Adobe Photoshop as well as Cinema 4D. Here you will see how a simple 3D text is transformed into cracked stone text.

Create Cracked 3D Stone Text Effect with Photoshop and Cinema 4D

36. The Making of Climb

With this tutorial, you can learn how to create 3d text along with nice and stylish background within Photoshop.

The Making of “Climb” – An Awesome 3D Text Composition in Photoshop

37. 3D Skyscraper Text Effect

Here, you will see how a 3D skyscraper text effect is created in Photoshop CS5, as well as see how you can add some extra elements.

3D Skyscraper Text Effect in Photoshop CS5 – Part 2

38. 3D Balloons Text Effect

Learn how to create 3D balloons text effect in Photoshop CS5 Extended without requiring any special 3D software.

3D Balloons Text Effect

39. A Beautiful 3D Text Composition

Here, Joe Moore teaches you rendering beautiful and attention grabbing 3D text in 3D Studio Max and then use it with Photoshop to create nature inspired 3D text composition.

Create A Beautiful 3D Text Composition

40. Crumpled Paper Textured 3D Text Effect

Learn how to decorate 3D text with crumpled paper texture and by using Photoshop CS5.

Crumpled Paper Textured 3D Text Effect In Photoshop CS5 – Part 2

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8 Comments

  1. Thanks a lot! Excellent work on gathering all these tutorials!

  2. hey Jamell

    I like the 4th tutorial: 3D Style Lettering in Photoshop best, as I find it ideal for design beginners like myself.

    You started webdesign 4 years ago… do you still remember how things were back in the days — when you barely had a clue on how to start with design, which tools to use, and more importantly, why?

    That’s how I’m feeling… thanks to your post, I get not only inspiration but the motivation to keep pushing the envelope and master the basics of Photoshop.

  3. fantastic & really awesome…..

  4. Its a exciting tutorial.I loved to see every tutorial. You make it easier.Thanks.

  5. greaaaaat work

  6. Thank you for putting together this great list of 3D text effects. I sure our graphic designers will be using some of these on our website shortly.

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