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Retro Text Effect Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

September 5, 2019


  • Reply ThatSimplePanda May 2, 2017 at 7:32 pm


  • Reply Sinenhlanhla Chauke May 2, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    i love your work man it is inspiring aas a graphic design student

  • Reply PATCH Maker May 2, 2017 at 7:57 pm


  • Reply Tom Lee May 2, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Spoon, That is actually amazing. seriously if you were to show a 3d artist they would think you had used 3d software. Absolutely blown away.

  • Reply Ramazan Öncel May 2, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Photoshop one indeed looks more realistic. Thanks man, you're the best!
    Here's my work.

  • Reply Luciano May 2, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Parabéns, você é muito bom. Obrigado.

  • Reply Sucrose May 2, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    O_O! that was awesome

  • Reply Abu Ibrahim Al Karamani May 2, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    2 hard 4 me just give me word art

  • Reply Maximillian Buzuev May 2, 2017 at 9:27 pm


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  • Reply Nostalgia Vault May 3, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Amazing work! More of these!

  • Reply Ahmed Adel Khater May 3, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Amazing tutorial, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Matan Koriat May 3, 2017 at 1:44 am


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  • Reply Sabir Ali May 3, 2017 at 4:18 am

    Amazing Tutorial as always i find new tips and trick Chris Thanks .

  • Reply May 3, 2017 at 5:25 am

    Super 👍

  • Reply Тургунбек Садыков May 3, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Это шедевр

  • Reply MoofMan May 3, 2017 at 11:35 am

    This is seriously incredible. I was in awe throughout this. I'll be sure to use this technique

  • Reply MrMirofl [Purcy aka Cusor] May 3, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Nice! 🙂

  • Reply Dale Taylor May 3, 2017 at 11:47 am

    I think this is one of your best tutorials yet. Keep up the great work.

  • Reply Spacebear Band May 3, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Great tutorial! Took a few liberties with color selections and hamfisted a few of the details but it's good enough for our band's FB page cover image :

  • Reply Ahmed Elminiawi May 3, 2017 at 1:36 pm


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  • Reply Kuya Sarg May 3, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    When I Ctrl + alt + shift + T until 40 mine goes up not diagonally can't figure it out.

  • Reply Reece Conrad May 3, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Shit, how did I not know about command backspace? Thanks!

  • Reply Roland Tobiasz May 3, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Thumbs up alone just doesn't cut it so…thanks!

  • Reply Jeanne Dorie May 4, 2017 at 1:52 am

    It amazes me how you come up with these effects. There are so many layers. It is very nicely done.

  • Reply Bethany Chatman May 4, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    So cool , im

  • Reply Gustavo Pohlod May 4, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    It was difficult to pick up the colors.

  • Reply chiqong May 4, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Changing to the green color and setting opacity to 30 I manage but could not see what that highlight would be or how to set that.

  • Reply chiqong May 4, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Awesome tutorial and thank you

  • Reply Lars May 4, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    The best thing about this tutorial isn't that you showed me how to create a Retro Text Effect but more that you actually showed me so many new shortcuts and ways to work with Photoshop, thanks!

  • Reply Richard Parrington May 5, 2017 at 4:01 am

    Masterful .

  • Reply MAMDOUH 05 May 5, 2017 at 8:02 am

    your work is super amazing but the problem is some time we get hard to follow you and some times I can't understand what you said so please write the shortcuts on the Video every time you do it thats will make it more easy to follow

  • Reply arif ahmed May 5, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    wow really awesome

  • Reply YE YAN May 6, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Ever Nice Work…..

  • Reply Sam May 6, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    This guy inspired me to start my own tutorial channel, spoon graphics is great!

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  • Reply Eve Dickson MUA May 6, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Another great video… Thanks

  • Reply Gina J May 8, 2017 at 11:38 am

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

  • Reply Softemaster Chaitemura May 8, 2017 at 6:40 pm


  • Reply kevinn Andreez May 8, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    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!

  • Reply Photoshop Tutorials PS101 May 10, 2017 at 7:08 am

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

  • Reply Md Irshad May 10, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    really really creepy

  • Reply Jir May 14, 2017 at 3:38 am

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

  • Reply kimbert manday May 17, 2017 at 7:41 am

    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!

  • Reply This Guy May 20, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    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.

  • Reply Matty Geez May 21, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    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.

  • Reply Alice Bernat May 24, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Fabulous and free tutorial! Thank you Chris!

  • Reply Adrian Dubal June 19, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Great video thanks for your tutorials!

  • Reply Protacio Serna July 11, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    excellent tutorial. Thanks

  • Reply Otis huff July 27, 2017 at 10:08 am

    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.

  • Reply OG Letter B August 5, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Looks awesome! Thank you for the help, I had to pause and go back a billion times but the end result was 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼

  • Reply Dhaval Punatar August 13, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Your voice sucks, work on it.

  • Reply x2 58 August 15, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    A bit too fast

  • Reply Aezi August 21, 2017 at 11:57 am

    this is hard

  • Reply Danilo Moreira September 21, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Amazing! Thank You So Much!

  • Reply BouncingDande September 28, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    What kind of evil person would "Dislike" this video.

    Amazing work man. Keep it up!

  • Reply Jermain October 18, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Crazy good!

  • Reply Mahydine November 2, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Hello, I'm french guys i have 14 years old and i love your video ! I make in photoshop what do you did and it's beautiful ! (sorry for my write)

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  • Reply Top Dogg November 10, 2017 at 9:52 am

    part with transform again is totally confusing…..

  • Reply evtonic3 November 13, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Seeing this type of video that PS helps to the very end makes this effect a commodity. This look a commodity. Where' s the satisfaction? The effort to get there? I guess once an app makes this type of effect effortless, there's something lost.

  • Reply Mint Pmnps December 3, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    I also have the problem that part "transform – again" too… i cannot choose "again"

  • Reply U MAD BRO? January 23, 2018 at 2:15 am

    this tutorial messes my head up cant follow up need to slow it down and take a rewind. but nice tutorial. will try to look for other. thans anyways

  • Reply Lars Diederichsen February 4, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Hey. Great Job. I Try to work it out but i can´t follow your step in 4:52 after transform again. What did you do ? I have a blue background and yours is fading away. i hope you can help me 🙂

  • Reply Shhuls March 30, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Awesome tutorial Chris!

  • Reply Probuddha Nag April 25, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Wow! I'd probably have to watch this like 100 times to get all that you did 😁. Thanks man

  • Reply thisguyhere44 August 19, 2018 at 12:59 am

    At 5:20 where you create a new layer, rasterize, then free transform, bump left and up, and confirm (enter)….when I hit Transform again (ctrl+Shift+T) it only does the bump left and up again. Is it supposed to duplicate the previous layer as well?

  • Reply Tiến Dương September 13, 2018 at 4:22 am

    Can some one help me? i'm turn on the Subtitle of youtube but i can't even follow what he did in 5:05 -> 5:30 can some one give me a word?

  • Reply Vũ Hóa Điền September 13, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Hi i cant click on transform>again . why??

  • Reply James Winstone October 7, 2018 at 11:25 am

    5:00 like 🤔😕😮

  • Reply Masha Valeeva October 9, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    I tried to repeat. Everything well but one thing.. in the end when I am trying to change text the shadows are not changing with. What did I do wrong?PLEASE HELP

  • Reply Bruce葉 January 15, 2019 at 10:27 am

    What if my smart object isn't glitching out? That completely messed up the routine

  • Reply Kas R March 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Hi, Excellent video, I learned a lot from it. Just stuck at the last step. When I save the smart object and it opens in a new tab, I can't edit the text. When I try to edit, it opens a new layer. I must be missing a step. I would be grateful if you could explain.

  • Reply K Gopinathan March 26, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Too much for a beginner like me

  • Reply TheTrashcanMatrix April 18, 2019 at 1:46 am

    I can't get the 3D to work right.
    🙁 it makes it look 3D but the layers are choppy and dont blend like yours

  • Reply janvi sharma May 29, 2019 at 7:27 pm


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