Jun 22 2008

40+ Killer Typographic Posters, Photoshop Effects and Tutorials

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We cannot escape typography; it’s everywhere on the web. In most modern designs it is used to not only present information but also be read by the users. Today we’re going to take a look at 40 stunning typographic posters, along with step-by-step Photoshop tutorials which can enrich your design skills and improve the quality of your works.


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Typographic Posters

1-The Gift v2 by MrBadger

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2-Typography by fabianohikaru

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3-TechnicalLove by Mrgraphicsguy

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4-Beauty by Mrgraphicsguy

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5-Stel Christian Cambas Poster by SeBDeSiGN

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6-Oriental Pages_Page32 by Malikanas

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7-XTRABOLD

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8-Tony Rohr’s Ring

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9-State To State

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10-Good Morning Stranger by Nicolas Alexander

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11-Smoke + Type by Daniel Gordon

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12-Futura by Craig Ward

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13-Ink and Water Don’t Mix by Craig Ward

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14-Bckyrdflw Promo by Andrew Dyjak

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15-Birthday Flyer

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16-Children of the Idiom by Pablo Alfieri

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17-Drasik

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18-Drasik

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19-Crowdsourcing

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20-Avatar: 15 Minute In Calcutta

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21-Rolling Stones Rolled Gold

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22-STAY GREEN. GO RED.

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23-Dolce & Gabbana

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24-Beautiful Decay by Alex Trochut

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25-Adobe by Stefan Lucut

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26-BMW X3 by Sergio Cullell

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27-What is Graphic Design

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28-What is Graphic Design by Wearenotyou

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29-D-Edge Awards by Rodrigo Braga

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30-Folklove

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Photoshop Tutorials

31-3D typographic effects in Photoshop Nik Ainley of Shiny Binary shows you how to add the wow factor to 3D text using Photoshop’s art tools.

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32-Dramatic Text on Fire Effect in Photoshop This tutorial will show you how to use a photograph of fire to set text to the match. You’ll render the look on a nice dark background with a gorgeous text effect to complete the image.

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33-Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop This tutorial will show you how to create a rather cool looking grass-text effect using a photo of grass, the pen tool and a bit of patience.

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34-Smooth Glass Type Create some nice looking translucent glass type that’ll work great on any background, made completely with layer styles.

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35-3D Bulge Text Effect tutorial Create an awesome 3D text effect with various photoshop filters (Plastic wrap, Blur, Sharpen) and other tricks that will make you a text effect master!

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36-Decorating Text Creating text and then decorating it is often a daunting task, not knowing what colors to use and how to achieve effective results with the resources you have is often hard to overcome.

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37-Graffiti with Photoshop

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38-Web 2.0 Sticker Text Effect

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39-A Slick Supernatural Text Effect This tutorial we’ll be creating a smoky night effect on text to give it an eerie supernatural sort of feel. It’s a good exercise in using the Wave distortion filter.

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40-Simple Burnt-in Text Effect How to make some simple, yet very nice looking burnt text

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Comments and Discussions
  • Jenny, 22 June 2008

    these are nifty. especially the PS tutorials.

  • David, 22 June 2008

    a lot of good stuff, very nice!

  • Gary, 22 June 2008

    There are some good examples here. Not just the same old Photoshop effects, that are everywhere, nice.

    • misba, 18 January 2010

      really fascinating………………………

  • BlackHat Fish, 22 June 2008

    Amazing collection! Holly cow Noura those are freaking awesome! I love some of those, completely missed a few, how I don’t know! There was a few others different to those you posted over at http://www.shoutingzone.com/blackhat but Beauty and Drasik are wonderful! Thanks so much for this great post!

  • A u d e e, 22 June 2008

    Awwww…. what a wonderful list, especially the typographic posters! They’re killing me, ow yes :D and I get myself hooked up with “Birthday Flyer”. It is such a beautiful design…

  • MyRule, 22 June 2008

    Great list! Typography is something I really want to master, so thanks for the PS tutorials :)

  • Leigh Taylor, 23 June 2008

    I fall in love with typography that little bit more when i see a collection like this.

    Great work

  • qadrina, 23 June 2008

    Wow!! Impressive and informative.

  • United Voices, 23 June 2008

    This article shows the beauty of typography. Oh yes, photoshop effects & tutorials are also cool too.

  • tixilite, 23 June 2008

    Text can be really beautiful with the right effects.

  • Aaron, 23 June 2008

    I think #10 is meant to say “Good Morning Stranger”.

  • shital jethva, 25 June 2008

    wow…mind blowing…

  • Karuvai, 28 June 2008

    good articles….

  • Zim, 28 June 2008

    Nice compilation

  • drasik, 29 June 2008

    many thanks for addme in this list.. i am feeling better.
    really nice good article.

    thanks again!

    see you all!!

  • Alex, 29 June 2008

    There are some cool effects on the text, however I wouldn’t call these typographic posters. This is more letter art than typography. Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but effects generally aren’t welcome in the field of typography. It’s more of a dedication to the beauty and discipline of letter forms as they are. I would put these more under graphic art than type related.

    I would say #14 is the closest to typographic. Although there are reflections and such, you get a nice close up of the main bodies of the letters where you can see the serif details and other nice curves.

    Either way, some cool stuff.

  • Kloche, 30 June 2008

    You are so right about having patience regarding that grass effect. That tut took me 5 days. But the result and the tips I picked up were more than worth it.

  • Frederik Krautwald, 05 July 2008

    They are all sooooo coooool. Amazing collection.

  • Vince, 05 July 2008

    Love the grass text. Used on a project a while back and people flipped.

  • Web Design, 06 July 2008

    Great Post!

  • rami, 06 July 2008

    vary good

  • Jackie, 08 July 2008

    They are all excellent designs. Thank you for posting, and for the tutes.

  • Tam Cao, 08 July 2008

    awesome. i really like the type treatment on the Dolce & Gabbana entry.

  • Pelardo, 11 July 2008

    i like the grass :)

  • Great List – I really like the Stel Christian Cambas Poster – I have seen this one before but I love it!

    Steve

  • Rupesh, 22 July 2008

    They are all excellent designs. Thank you for posting, and for the tutes.

  • Karen, 23 July 2008

    They`re all beautiful type posters! And the tutorials are very helpful, really really great! ^^

    Küsse

  • elcodigodebarras, 24 July 2008

    I leave my hat and I just can say I love Typography…

  • Skracanie linków, 05 October 2008

    Outstanding! Unfortunately no source files…

  • Stock-Vectors, 14 December 2009

    Thank you. Great post

  • Nilimesh, 14 January 2010

    i got lost my self……..
    it is just awesome really extraordinary!!!

  • Tutorial Lounge, 13 February 2010

    you sharing professional roundup about typography techniques which are really helping for graphic designers.

  • Ateljé Digital, 13 February 2010

    Lots of inspiring creative designs. Thanx!

  • minha baramy, 26 March 2010

    great designs!!!they were simply too “CREATIVE”.thanks

  • mark kgengwenyane, 12 April 2010

    mmmmmmmh that’s creative, i wish it, as since i am studing graphics at my school wow.

  • Multyshades, 29 May 2010

    great collection, it must be helpful for the graphic designers and for me as well.

  • Ed, 17 June 2010

    Oh mehn, just don’t know what to say! There ain’t any poster I could skip. All the posters are making me yearn for their trials. Great designs!!!

  • anonimus, 10 August 2010

    are no tutorials T_T

  • paman dobalang, 25 September 2010

    keren abisss, top markotop, walopun gayanya dah jadul..ketinggalan zaman bro..

  • Lakeesha Besemer, 16 November 2010

    This is really among the list of improved posts involving the ones that I’ve got read on this specific matter lately. Superb operate.

  • Dollie Handel, 18 January 2011

    Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article

  • I personally love typography designs! I think it is super amazing to see fabulous designs using simple fonts styles.

  • akimdave, 24 January 2011

    I love with all of this design. and apparently I need to learn a lot from here and this is also a good place for me to find inspiration

  • dsafds, 28 January 2011

    yo

  • Steven, 13 February 2011

    Impressed. I always like to see the roundup of the inspirations.

  • Tim Donovan, 22 March 2011

    the number seven tutorial (7-XTRABOLD) looks fantastic, i need it for a logo, lets see if i can recreate it easily. thanks for this list of great tutorials

  • hyunjungsoh, 27 March 2011

    Awesome compilation of tutorials man!!! :D

  • Jeff Johnson, 30 March 2011

    This is the most colorful tutorial collection that I have encountered in a while. keep up the good work

  • TheZburlici, 09 June 2011

    it is a stupid question, but where is the tutorial for Stel Christian Cambas Poster by SeBDeSiGN?

  • yvette, 17 September 2011

    awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

  • Danny Chetty, 07 February 2013

    Absolutely brilliant and very creative – thanks !

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