Retro Text Effect Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create a great looking retro text effect. It’s made using a mix of layer styles and some clever Photoshop techniques, but the best part is it also makes use of Smart Objects to non-destructively create the effect, meaning the original type element can still be updated to change the wording.

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18 responses to “Retro Text Effect Adobe Photoshop Tutorial”

  1. x2 58 Avatar

    A bit too fast

  2. Dhaval Punatar Avatar

    Your voice sucks, work on it.

  3. Otis huff Avatar

    This video helped me tremendously.
    The command alt shift trick was extremely helpful, Thank you very much.
    Keep up the good work & I look forward to seeing your upcoming content.

  4. Protacio Serna Avatar

    excellent tutorial. Thanks

  5. Adrian Dubal Avatar

    Great video thanks for your tutorials!

  6. Alice Bernat Avatar

    Fabulous and free tutorial! Thank you Chris!

  7. Matty Geez Avatar

    Kinda confused on how we install the fonts you put in the description? I'm quite new to this, so an explanation would be most appreciated.

  8. This Guy Avatar

    Duplicate the layer 40 times…Then duplicate the layer 60 times. Save money on your heating bill while you warm by smoldering remains of your computer.

    Or… Duplicate the layer 40 times…Then duplicate the layer 60 times.Enjoy your summer with with your new mac beachball.

  9. kimbert manday Avatar

    Hi spoon! Love your all your vids! Keep it on! also i need your little help. i dont know what kind of font layout is this i really need this kind of font layout style for work i just dont know about it. can you help me? Thanks!

  10. Muhajir Avatar

    Thank you! It's a very easy to understand tutorial.

  11. Md Irshad Avatar

    really really creepy

  12. Photoshop Tutorials PS101 Avatar

    Hey Chris, great tutorial, maybe im showing my age, but i love that retro text look! very nice tutorial!

  13. kevinn Andreez Avatar

    I have problems in the step "Transform – Again" 4:48 Photoshop only enlarges the text and copying the layers does not make the effect HELP!

  14. Gina J Avatar

    This is great! So effective and easy to replicate. Thanks!

  15. Eve Dickson MUA Avatar

    Another great video… Thanks

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