A Showcase of 3D Typography: Tutorials & Examples

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Taking things into the third dimension can be a fantastic way to add some character and flair to your typographical designs. However, it can be a huge detractor if say you are using it on a film. (seriously, give it up and just write a decent script guys, stop relying on the gimmicks. sorry, where was I? Oh yeah. Typography.) Typography is an important design element that we are going to focus on in this post. Typography that dares to tread into the third dimension to be exact. First in the post, we are going to point you to a few different tutorials that will teach you how to do a variety of 3d typographical effects to incorporate into your work. Then we are going to show you some beautiful examples of 3D typography to inspire you into using your newly learned techniques. So buckle up your brain, and get ready to kick it into inspiration overload, as you go down through the gathered tutorials and explore delving through dimensions.


Stunning Neon Light 3D Typography


Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography


Valentine’s Day Photoshop Style


3D Typography Photoshop Tutorial


Candy Coated Photoshop Tutorial


How to Create a Richly Ornate Typographic Illustration


The new way to create 3D text


Kaboom! Exploding Text


Glowing and sparkling intense light 3d logo


How to Create Explosive Typographic Effects in Cinema 4D


How to Create High Quality Metal 3D Text in Photoshop
















That’s all she wrote

Okay, so not literally, cause there is this wrap up bit here. Which it is about that time, and we hope that you enjoyed the post. Hit us up in the comments if you have a favorite 3D type tutorial or example of it that we missed so we can give it a gander. As always, see you around the webs.

About the Author

Angie Bowen is a freelance web & graphic designer and co-founder of Arbenting and Dead Wings Designs.

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  • http://www.squareart.co.za/lab squareart

    This is a great selection, looking forward to some time to try a few out, gonna bookmark it now! Thank you!

  • http://www.marcofolio.net/ Marco

    Whoah – great roundup! Some tutorials listed here are absolutely amazing. Love to give them a spin when I have some time.

    Also, thanks for including the Marcofolio.net tutorial, hope you liked it!


  • bebopdesigner

    Brilliant collection! hope I can find some time and do these tuts.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • http://arbent.net Angie Bowen

    Thanks everyone. I’m glad you all found some new tutorials to try out. :)
    .-= Angie Bowen´s last blog ..Designer’s Tools – The Design Blog =-.

  • http://www.sitesketch101.com Nicholas Z. Cardot

    Some of those look really really good!
    .-= Nicholas Z. Cardot´s last blog ..Analyze Your Site with Website Grader =-.

  • http://www.solarisedesign.co.uk Robin

    Beautiful stuff! Gorgeous typography is one of my guilty pleasures :)

  • http://cahcepu.com om ipit

    this is a great list..
    i have typo feel thanks for tutor list

  • http://www.joyoge.com/ joyoge designers’ bookmark

    nice tutorials and showcase, thanks for share..
    .-= joyoge designers’ bookmark´s last blog ..How to Easily Create a JavaScript Framework, Part 2 | Admix Web =-.

  • http://www.psprint.com/postcards Ashley Adams : Postcard Printing

    Kaboom is cool….in fact you have a great selection……I’m planning to try a few out. Will definitely bookmark your site. Thanks

  • http://www.coolappsite.com/ Robomaster @ CoolAppSite

    These all look like they’d take hours upon hours to make! Wish I was more talented as a designer… ;-(

  • Theri

    Awesome, I could not resist bookmarking this page… i’ll definitely tryout some of these designs.

  • http://www.directpharma.net/de/ Generisches Kaufen

    Nice finds, showing my friend now

  • Go-sour

    Hi, nice post. As spin text blogger myself, there are many different methods for it.

  • Go-sour

    God bless spin text, this is the way to make it online.