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18 Comic Text Effects in Photoshop

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When you were growing up, chances are you’ve probably come across a comic or two. The Golden Age of comics began in the 1930’s.  You can see their lasting effects by the popularity of comic basic movies in the last few decades. One of the most iconic and recognizable features of comics is the typography.

There are lots of fun images that can be created with comic-like text effects. In this post, we’ll take a look at 18 comic text effects in Photoshop.

1. PSD DUDE 3D CARTOON EFFECT

This 3D cartoon text effect is a free download from PsdDude. It’s easy to customize by modifying the layers to fit your project. This template is good for personal and commercial use. 

2. RETRO TEXT EFFECT

Here’s another free template to create a really cool comic effect with a retro style.  You can download the photoshop file from creativetacos.com. Once downloaded, you can open the template, modify the smart object and save.

3. HORROR MOVIE TEXT EFFECT

Add this free horror movie text effect from Hyperpix to your collection for a nice gothic and cinematic style.  Simply put your design in after opening the smart object and save!

4. RETRICA: VINTAGE PHOTOSHOP TEXT EFFECTS

These vintage comic layer styles for Photoshop only cost about 9 bucks and you can get them from Pixelbuddha! Includes 10 incredible and unique text effects for design projects.

Retrica: Vintage Photoshop Text Effects Pack

5. CREATE A COMIC BOOK TEXT EFFECT IN PHOTOSHOP

With an action splat looking design for its background, and bold letter fonts, this is close to a classic comic book look. This tutorial will show you how to create a popping 3D comic book text effect! Check out the tutorial here!

6. PSD CANDY TEXT EFFECT

Are you looking to add one sweet comic text effect to your project? You can download this free template from pixden.com.  The style works for shapes and text.

7. SUPERMAN LIKE TEXT EFFECT

Superman has such an iconic look. Even his text stands out among comic text. This tutorial from the spoongraphics blog shows you how to create that classic superhero blocky 3D type text. Check out the tutorial here!

8. COMIC BOOK TEXT EFFECT IN PHOTOSHOP

This comic book text effect tutorial walks you through how to make a popping text effect with the dot patterned background that you see in classic comics.

9. CUT OUT LAYERED TEXT EFFECT

You can download this comic effect photoshop file from graphicsfuel.com. Just download and modify the text layer. It’s easy to use. Check out the tutorial here!

10. TUTORIAL FROM PSD DUDE

Along with the classic comic book style, PSD dude shows you how to make a vector sunburst background.

11. COMIC TEXT IN PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL

In this easy to follow video tutorial, Garrett Malone show you how to create an extremely basic and clean comic text effect.

12. PLUMP TEXT EFFECT

This plump Text Effect is a download you can adjust. It works best with fonts that have round edges.

13. TYPOGRAPHY TEXT EFFECT

Part of the comic book text appeal is the handwritten nature of it. This downloadable text effect creates a handwritten look.

14. CARTOON VECTOR TEXT EFFECT

From the folks at Pixeden, that create free graphic and web resources, comes a vector collection of 3D cartoon letters.

15. DOWNLOADABLE COMIC BOOK FONTS

Sometimes creating the perfect comic text look is about finding the right font. Here are a couple of collections of comic fonts.

1001 Fonts is another site for finding comic and cartoon fonts.

16. CARTOON TEXT LOGO

This cartoon text tutorial from yestutorials.com takes you step-by-step through creating this fun effect.

17. INK TEXT EFFECT

In this very in-depth tutorial, they show you how to create a comic ink effect that can be applied to different situations.

18. GRAND HOTEL TEXT EFFECT

Inspired by vintage motel signs, this retro effect from graphicburger is a download that you can adjust for your own projects.

As you can see, there are tons of options for creating eye-popping, dynamic, action-packed comic book text for your next project. And if your next project is video-based, be sure to check out this comic trailer template from filtergrade .


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