40+ Killer Typographic Posters, Photoshop Effects and Tutorials

June 22nd, 2008

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.

You might be interested to check other related posts for some inspiration:

Typographic Posters

1-The Gift v2 by MrBadger


2-Typography by fabianohikaru


3-TechnicalLove by Mrgraphicsguy


4-Beauty by Mrgraphicsguy


5-Stel Christian Cambas Poster by SeBDeSiGN


6-Oriental Pages_Page32 by Malikanas




8-Tony Rohr’s Ring


9-State To State


10-Good Morning Stranger by Nicolas Alexander


11-Smoke + Type by Daniel Gordon


12-Futura by Craig Ward


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


14-Bckyrdflw Promo by Andrew Dyjak


15-Birthday Flyer


16-Children of the Idiom by Pablo Alfieri








20-Avatar: 15 Minute In Calcutta


21-Rolling Stones Rolled Gold




23-Dolce & Gabbana


24-Beautiful Decay by Alex Trochut


25-Adobe by Stefan Lucut


26-BMW X3 by Sergio Cullell


27-What is Graphic Design


28-What is Graphic Design by Wearenotyou


29-D-Edge Awards by Rodrigo Braga




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.


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.


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.


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


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!


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.


37-Graffiti with Photoshop


38-Web 2.0 Sticker Text Effect


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.


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


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52 comments for „40+ Killer Typographic Posters, Photoshop Effects and Tutorials
  1. Jenny on June 22nd, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    these are nifty. especially the PS tutorials.

  2. David on June 22nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    a lot of good stuff, very nice!

  3. Gary on June 22nd, 2008 at 6:22 pm

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

    • misba on January 18th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

      really fascinating………………………

  4. BlackHat Fish on June 22nd, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    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 but Beauty and Drasik are wonderful! Thanks so much for this great post!

  5. A u d e e on June 22nd, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    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…

  6. MyRule on June 22nd, 2008 at 11:40 pm

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

  7. Leigh Taylor on June 23rd, 2008 at 12:53 am

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

    Great work

  8. qadrina on June 23rd, 2008 at 1:42 am

    Wow!! Impressive and informative.

  9. United Voices on June 23rd, 2008 at 6:34 am

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

  10. tixilite on June 23rd, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Text can be really beautiful with the right effects.

  11. Aaron on June 23rd, 2008 at 1:27 pm

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

  12. shital jethva on June 25th, 2008 at 12:21 am

    wow…mind blowing…

  13. Karuvai on June 28th, 2008 at 4:56 am

    good articles….

  14. Zim on June 28th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Nice compilation

  15. drasik on June 29th, 2008 at 4:06 am

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

    thanks again!

    see you all!!

  16. Alex on June 29th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    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.

  17. Kloche on June 30th, 2008 at 11:15 am

    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.

  18. Frederik Krautwald on July 5th, 2008 at 6:44 am

    They are all sooooo coooool. Amazing collection.

  19. Vince on July 5th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

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

  20. Web Design on July 6th, 2008 at 1:46 am

    Great Post!

  21. rami on July 6th, 2008 at 3:43 am

    vary good

  22. Jackie on July 8th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

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

  23. Tam Cao on July 8th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

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

  24. Pelardo on July 11th, 2008 at 8:01 am

    i like the grass :)

  25. Steve - Eightyone Design on July 17th, 2008 at 10:27 am

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


  26. Rupesh on July 22nd, 2008 at 4:23 am

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

  27. Karen on July 23rd, 2008 at 11:27 pm

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


  28. elcodigodebarras on July 24th, 2008 at 5:17 am

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

  29. Skracanie linków on October 5th, 2008 at 2:31 am

    Outstanding! Unfortunately no source files…

  30. Stock-Vectors on December 14th, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Thank you. Great post

  31. Nilimesh on January 14th, 2010 at 10:39 am

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

  32. Tutorial Lounge on February 13th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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

  33. Ateljé Digital on February 13th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Lots of inspiring creative designs. Thanx!

  34. minha baramy on March 26th, 2010 at 4:45 am

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

  35. mark kgengwenyane on April 12th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

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

  36. Multyshades on May 29th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

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

  37. Ed on June 17th, 2010 at 7:00 am

    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!!!

  38. anonimus on August 10th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    are no tutorials T_T

  39. paman dobalang on September 25th, 2010 at 9:29 am

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

  40. Lakeesha Besemer on November 16th, 2010 at 1:42 am

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

  41. Dollie Handel on January 18th, 2011 at 8:19 am

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

  42. Erica | Standard Poster Size on January 19th, 2011 at 7:52 am

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

  43. akimdave on January 24th, 2011 at 5:59 am

    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

  44. dsafds on January 28th, 2011 at 2:38 am


  45. Steven on February 13th, 2011 at 10:35 am

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

  46. Tim Donovan on March 22nd, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    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

  47. hyunjungsoh on March 27th, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Awesome compilation of tutorials man!!! :D

  48. Jeff Johnson on March 30th, 2011 at 12:05 am

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

  49. TheZburlici on June 9th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

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

  50. yvette on September 17th, 2011 at 5:55 am


  51. Danny Chetty on February 7th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Absolutely brilliant and very creative – thanks !