Learn how to create a playful and Fun Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a nice and fun text effect in Photoshop. You will learn some interesting techniques in this tutorial so let’s start.

Tutorial Details:

Program: Photoshop CS5
Estimated Time: 25 – 30 mins

 

 

 

Tutorial Resources:

Font
Splatter Brushes
Banner Brushes
Urban Scrawl Brushes
Pattern

Now let’s have a look at the final results:

Playful Text effect

Playful Text effect

Step 1:

Open your photoshop and create a new file with 1000Px Width and 750px height.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 2:

Now select the “Paint Bucket Tool” and Fill the background with # feece2.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 3:

You can also add some pattern to the background.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 4:

Now create a new layer, for this click on layer> New> Layer. Then select one of the banner brushes and use it on our background with color # ea8f62.

Playful Text effect

Step 5:

Create another layer, and this time select one of the urban brushes and use it on the side with the same color.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 6:

Now select the “Text Tool” and add the first letter. Make sure your text color is # 422901.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 7:

Alright, now we will add a bit of “drop shadow” to our text. And for this click on Layer tab> Layer style> Drop Shadow. As we have selected dark brown color for our text so we will choose a lighter brown color for the shadow. I’m going to use this # e2b88e.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 8:

Now add the drop shadow keeping the setting same as the image.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 9:

Now let’s decorate our text. First right click on the text layer and rasterize it. Then select the “Rectangular Marquee Tool” and select a small area of the text.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 10:

Click on the foreground color and make sure its # f26d7d.

Step 11:

Now select the “Paint Bucket Tool” and fill the text area.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 12:

Select the “Move Tool” and simply move it a bid away from the text.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 13:

Now click on Layer> Layer style> Stroke. And add some black stroke.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 14:

Once again select the “Rectangle marquee Tool” and select a small area of the text. And this time fill it with # ffffff.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 15:

Now again select the “Move Tool” and move the selected area.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 16:

Now simply use some basic brushes to decorate it more using different colors. You can also use various custom shapes if you want.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 17:

Repeat the same process and create other letters.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 18:

Create a new layer, for this click on Layer> New> Layer. Now select the splatter brushes with color # ffffff.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 19:

Now change the blending mode of the above layer to “Overlay” and we are done.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Step 20:

You can choose whatever color you like. Here’s some samples.

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Text effect photoshop tutorial

Hope you guys enjoyed this cute little tutorials. We’ll be back with more awesome tutorials. We will really appreciate your feedback so do comment and let us know what do you want to learn. Thanks!

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9 comments

  1. amazing amazing amazing
    after a very long time a wonderful work is seen
    thank you for sharing this beautiful tutorial.
    looking forward…….. : )

  2. Great tutorial, love the colors… a big thumbs up!

  3. Later than Late /

    hi this is a very clear and awesome tutorial .. it helps me a lot. .
    by the way I’d just like to ask where did u get the small hearts brushes? thank u..:)

    • I’ve used Pen Tool to create hearts but there are so many brushes available you can use as well. You can try these Heart Brushes
      And don’t forget to share your results. Thanks

  4. Very fresh and fun design. Nice typo effects. Thanks for this tutorial.

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  7. Fortie /

    Great Post ;) Cheers!

  8. Hi, Neat post. Thanks

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