Published on April 7, 2024

Wave text effect

In this blog I will show you a super fast and simple method to create a wavy text in Adobe Photoshop.

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Wavy text

First create a new file. My file is 1920×1080 pixels (resolution 72). You can also pick a background color while creating the file.

Then select the horizontal type tool. Pick a font and text color and type your text.

When the text is done, select the move tool. Press CTRL+T to activate free transform. You can now resize and/or move the text.

Now navigate to ‘Filter > Distort > Wave‘. If you get a notification, select ‘convert to smart object‘. You can find the settings I used in the image below. You can copy these settings, but you can also try out different settings.

Click ‘randomize’ until you find an effect you like. Look at the preview above it to see what the wave effect looks like.

Wave text effect

If you want to adjust the settings, you can do this at any time because you converted the text into a smart object. Double click on the ‘wave’ layer to do this. The window shown in the image above will then open again and you can adjust the settings.

Adjust settings

And that’s how you create this wave text effect in Adobe Photoshop!

Wavy text

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