Is there a way in Photoshop to create the text effect seen on the words "chart" "when" and "present" in this image that does not involve drawing the shapes one at a time?
You can use
Motion Blur to fake an extrusion, then use levels to flood the blurred area with a fill.
Blur a copy of your type, and merge it on a background:
Use levels to flood the fill of the blurred type:
Invert your original type and position to one side:
Finish by applying a stroke effect to the inside