Typography is one of the most essential part of design and can be really fun. These cool typography tutorials will teach you how to create visually exciting Type. They were developed by some of the best tutorial writers, so check them out, you will definitely find something that will increase your skills in this area of graphic design.
Create Illustrated Type from Sketch to Vector
As a commercial artist I do a ton of illustration, custom lettering and typography. There have been many cases that I’ve experienced where using a combination of both illustration and typography is the best solution to communicate the message. In the following tutorial, I’ll show a method I use to approach and execute illustrating type. Illustrated type, instead of having the standard picture with a headline or some sort of the written copy, for me, can really take a piece to the next level. Of course, it should serve a purpose and make sense for its final destination, so first I will make sure my concept and word to be illustrated are solid before I start.
Video Game Cover Light Effect Tutorial
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a super cool dramatic light effect using simple filters and blend modes, but with an awesome outcome. This tutorial will take you about 45 minutes to 1 hour to go through, but I’m confident that it will be worth your time. I used Adobe Photoshop CS5 to create this work.
Create Organic Lettering Using Photo Manipulation
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.
Create Light Painted Typography in Photoshop
If you’ve ever attempted to write words using traditional light painting photography techniques you probably know how challenging it can be to create words that are easy to read. In this tutorial, author Alex Beltechi will demonstrate how you can create a similar look without a camera and tripod.
Create Brilliant Glossy Typography in Photoshop
When used together, Photoshop and Illustrator are a powerful combination. They can be combined to create just about any type of illustration. I will demonstrate how to sketch a drawing, refine it in Illustrator, and then bring it into Photoshop to create a truly brilliant glossy typographic illustration.
How to Create Dirty, Recessed Type in Illustrator
Learn to create and use recessed graphics to add a sense of depth with this advanced tutorial for Adobe Illustrator artists. This tutorial should take approximately two and a half hours to complete.
How to Create a Retro Metal 3D Design
We’ll be mixing in a dash of Illustrator’s Blend and 3D tools and the rest is pure Photoshop magic! Learn more at the jump! I originally developed this Vertigo logo and rendered a 3D version of it using Cinema 4D. However, for this tutorial I really wanted to find a way to get hot 3D text without using a 3D dedicated program. In this tutorial I will create shiny retro-fitted text using a touch of Illustrator and a whole-lotta Photoshop!
Web Typography Tutorial
Getting the Hang of Web Typography is dedicated to web workers that are dealing with typography in their daily lives, but have no special training for this independent craft. This eBook gives you the necessary background on macro- and microtypography, it helps you to choose suitable fonts and use modern techniques such as Web font embedding. It’s a valuable book that helps you to create rich, sophisticated Web sites with beautiful and elegant Web typography.
Use Extreme Typography to Make Vector Art
Morph words into art with this typographically-saturated tutorial. You’ll need a keen eye for detail and a strong sense of design to successfully accomplish this tutorial. We’ll mold type around an object, which we’ve photographed ourselves. You’ll learn how to give this illustration a sense of depth while getting extreme with your typography. This Advanced Illustrator tutorial should take approximately three hours to complete.
Create Fluid Hand-Drawn Style Typography
Sometimes all you need to create stunning pieces of art is the right equipment and a few trusty Photoshop techniques. In this tutorial, author Wojciech Pijecki will demonstrate how to create some fluid, hand-drawn style typography. Along the way Pijecki will explain all the tools that you will need to get the job done and will also point out alternatives tools and methods that you can use.
Create Glossy 3D Text with Photoshop
This detailed step-by-step tutorial shows you how to create 3D text tutorial using only Photoshop default tools.This tutorial can be very useful to understand how highlights and shadows works. All the sources are included in a special document created.
Create a Delicious Type Treatment
If you’re eager to greet the Holidays, this tutorial is for you! Drawing inspiration from the jolly holiday spirit, we’re going to teach you how to create not one, but two type effects! Learn how to model 3D objects and generate realistic appearances in this comprehensive tutorial, which should take approximately 4 hours to complete. To complete it, you’ll need Cinema 4D, Illustrator, Photoshop, and lots of candy nearby, of course!
Create Digitally Illustrated Jelly Type
You will be surprised how quick and easy it is to create something like this. If you have the concept behind it you’re 80% there, the rest is left to skill, creative vision and software know how. I find with my work that vectors are the start of a concept, and then it’s what you do with them that’s important. This intermediate tutorial should take approximately 3-5 hours to complete and uses both Adobe Illustrator CS3 and Photoshop CS3 .
Create a Majestic Script in Photoshop
Custom typography can be a lot of fun to create. In this tutorial, author Alex Beltechi will demonstrate how to create a custom script in Photoshop in three different styles based on the same lettering layout. The result will be a clean, grungy, and distressed text effect.
How to Make 3D Neon Light Typography
This tutorial will take you through how to create a unique piece of digital artwork. You learn how to compose the 3D type and then add effects and imagery to achieve the final results. The great thing about this technique is the fact that it is very easy to apply to all sorts of neon lights. You can choose to make 3D typography, as in this tutorial, or stylized neon tubes in abstract compositions.
Create an Organic Spring Lettering Illustration
If you want to learn how to create organic lettering, with digitally drawn letters, then we have an awesome tutorial for you. This tutorial covers all the techniques in creating this lettering illustration and gives advanced coloring and compositional tips. Use of a Wacom tablet is recommended but not required. This tutorial should take approximately two and a half hours to complete.
Making of “Robot Earth 3009″ Type Illustration
If you want to learn every detail in how to create a rampaging robot made up of a mix of type and vectors, then this is the tutorial for you. During this tutorial, I’ll show you the process for creating one of my illustrated type posters. I love to work type into all of my illustrations for the balance and rhythm it provides to a layout, but I especially love creating images out of type itself…the graphic designer inside of me compels me to do it!
Create an Event Poster with C4D and Photoshop
Both parts of this tutorial are included in this tutorial download, part one and part two. In part one of this tutorial I will be showing you step-by-step in Photoshop to edit text in order to create a neat, tight typographic image, then exporting vector information from Photoshop into Cinema 4D, where you will learn the basics of creating 3D text, building a stage, creating a studio light setup and finally rendering with Global Illumination using Vray. In part two of this tutorial, we’ll add more figures, rendered splashes, and interest to this scene in Photoshop.
Ultimate Type Twisting Tutorial
In this tutorial, I’ll take you behind the scenes on one of my not so easy jobs. Once you get your head around what’s going on, you’ll see it’s less complicated than it looks! So, have you ever wanted to twist type in a way that is a little more advanced than some of the options you have seen with the Warp feature? How about making type that looks as though it has been wrapped around a face! Think you need a special 3D app or some “hifalutin” plug in? No, you can do it all within Illustrator v10 (or higher) with the Mesh function. It just needs a bit of planning and few little shortcuts to get it all happening, stay with me and I’ll take you through it…
Create a Curvy, Worms Text Effect in Illustrator
In the following tutorial you will learn to create a worms text effect in Adobe Illustrator. You can apply these techniques to various themes after working through this tutorial. Learn to create these creepy crawlers, made up of multiple segmented shapes, and colored highlight and shadow points. Then make them into art brushes and apply them to lettering.
Creating Imaginative Vector Typography
Illustrative typography has become an increasingly popular direction for creating dynamic and personal designs, using words and letterforms instead of more common pictorial elements. This tutorial will teach you to control color and add subtle effects, after tracing your custom lettering sketches.
Illustrate Type Using Cinema 4D and Photoshop
This tutorial gives detailed instructions on how to create the final image you have seen below. Psdtuts+ asked that I do a tutorial about type. I liked that idea and thought this was just the kind of thing that would be suitable for a tutorial. So, I took a portion of a larger illustration I’m working on, and show step by step how to create it.
Create a Striking Typographic Illustration
Rather than fueling the debate of which is better, we’re going to use the power of 3D, raster and vector in this almost obsessive typographic treatment. This tutorial relies on the stellar combination of C4D , Illustrator and Photoshop. It touches on aspects of 3D Modeling, vector integration, brush work and photo manipulation.
How to Create Original Wire Typography
If you want to take your vector lettering skills to the next level, then we have a very cool tutorial for you. In this tutorial, I will explain how to create original wire typography. There will be no need of stock images or fonts, since we will be making everything from scratch (and literally from scratch, because we will be tracing out our wires first on paper), then developing our typography in Adobe Illustrator CS4 .
Design a Custom Lettered Spring Graphic
Get ready for spring with this colorful custom letting tutorial. We’ll transform plain text into snappy illustrated lettering. You’ll learn how to manipulate text to create a more customized look and combine it with other vector graphics to create a cohesive design. This Intermediate Illustrator tutorial should take approximately 2.5 hours to complete.
Create Black and White Floral Typography in Photoshop
I am sure that you will agree that there is something mysterious about black and white photography. A while back I took some photos of some dry flowers and decided that I wanted to integrate them into an illustration. Today, I will use those photos to create some beautiful black and white floral typography. This advanced Photoshop tutorial will take approximately 4-5 hours to complete.