40 Photoshop Text Styles & Effects

March 19, 2021

Neon, metal or retro — we have Photoshop text styles for all tastes and purposes. So if you need some sharp typography, here go the best text effects for that!

From our experience, fonts and text styles are the most used resources among designers. There is always a demand for sharp typography, and it doesn't matter whether a designer is working on a branding project, prints, posters, or is just seeking the best presentation for the project.

With this in mind, we are continually upgrading our library, so there are fonts to all tastes and text effects for various purposes. We've always emphasized the pro-grade resources from the leading creators that we're happy to collaborate with — however, we couldn't skip the idea to suggest tools from the team as well!

 

Glossy 3D Text Effects

Revealing an entirely new side of your text is so easy and engaging! Give a try to this Photoshop text styles pack, sparking joy, spiced up with festive context. There are golden and silver text effects, carrying the tones of luxury, of course, but the cutest one is the pink cotton candy effect, it's soooo sweet!

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White 3D Text Effect

All in white, everything's bright and nothing extra! Impressive 3D lettering will be ready in seconds if you give this handy text effect a chance. Convenient and efficient workflow comes as a part of the package! The spheres of use are endless: from some personal projects to client-oriented designs.

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Ghost Lettering Text Effect

We enjoy getting our inspiration from TV shows, movies, games, and other corners of pop culture. It might be hard to read through these Photoshop text layer styles that they were affected by the "Lost" mysterious intro. And this reference won't ring a bell for a significant group of people, so let's just get right to the effect itself. It surely worths checking out!

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Neon Lettering Text Effect

Have you watched Tron movies? The digitalized world they travel in looks so futuristic and amazing! We couldn't leave it out of our sight. Type your text, choose the font, adjust the size and stuff, then get excited about the result made with Smart Object.

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Foil Balloon Text Effects

There are 4 different text styles for Photoshop created to play around with various fonts (thin, italics, bold and serif). Every centimeter of foil is created with love to realism and details to make these effects look genuine and reminding of a holiday coziness. Don't hasten the inscription composing, turn to the collection of 9 patterns included in the pack as well.

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Color Distortion Text Effect

It's not easy to solve the coloring dilemma sometimes: this or that color fits the composition better in a showcasing? If you're tired of being puzzled all the time, this color distortion text effect is for you! Just type the required text and choose out of 4 color scheme gradients.

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Back to the 80s Retro Text Effects

Think of your fav video games, neon leggings, disco tunes, and design trends that are living their resurrection now. To support the retro style obsession, here's the Back to the 80s, — a pack of Photoshop text styles where we've embraced Hotline Miami, Stranger Things, Kung Fury, Drive, Tron and many more!

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Chrome Text Effects

You'll find the files with well-organized layers, providing the easy workflow you'll enjoy having! Check out all 5 free Photoshop text styles with the suggested list of fonts to download. This metallic effect is created in high resolution so you'll find it challenging to say whether it's genuine chrome signage or not.

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Holographic Glass Text Effect

Meet the Adobe Photoshop text styles, inspired by the marvelous glass texture. However, it's not the kind of glass you usually see the reverberation in. This one is about holographic reflections, bends and eye-pleasing smoothness. As you can tell by the preview, this Photoshop text effect will cope with any font: sophisticated display, poetic script or omnipresent sans.

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Classic Vintage Text Effects

Can't hold back from resorting to classical design solutions: they're time-tested and great, no doubts. A little preamble before presenting you these vintage text effects! So as you're about to download two epic text styles for Photoshop, have you already decided what to do with them?

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Old Movie Titles Collection

As passionate retro lovers, we couldn't skip the entire universe of cinematic text styles for Photoshop. Psycho of Alfred Hitchcock, Never Fear of Ida Lupino and other icons are have inspired us to create these professional add-ons and imbue them with the suspense of a genuine retro drama.

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Stranger Things Font Effect

Grab your Eggo waffles, turn on the Christmas lights on the wall and give up to a nice nostalgia for the previous seasons of 'Stranger Things' with these free Photoshop text styles! Be creative and make your fan version of the intro, where you can call the show your own way.

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Broken Text Photoshop Effect

Dynamism in every tiny detail! They say it's easier to break than to make, but our high-solution Photoshop text layer styles prove the opposite! You can easily "break" your text by adding an inscription to the Smart Object layers, hitting save, and sharing your amazing result!

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Vintage Photoshop Text Layer Styles

All these 16 effects were inspired by the ragged edges of old-style typography and its halftone printing manner. Implementing such romanticism of the 30s typography is a piece of cake: open the Smart Object, place the text and then apply a graphic style! Time-traveling to the past of modern typography is possible in less than 15 seconds.

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Retrica Vintage Text Effects Pack

Retro movies, magazines, shop signatures — our team has drowned in the American vintage and embraced the best of it. With California Dreamin' on repeat, we passionately worked on a collection of 10 Photoshop text layer styles. And here they are finally released, each with its name to perfectly reveal their nature.

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Magic Movie Text Effects

No magic, only the fully-editable PSD file with layers and the high resolution, merged to charge any composition with realism. It works perfectly with texts, vector shapes and other images. Set no limits to your love for the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies: create posters, banners, backgrounds.

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Neon Sign Photoshop Effect

To help you create vivid imagery, we've added everything you may need to this Photoshop text styles pack: 6 premade colors you can start experimenting with and 3 black wall textures to carry out a fancy scene. And of course, you are never limited by the premade stuff — so do whatever your fantasy tells you to.

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Old Comics Text Effects Set

Worn-looking paper and shaded colors were just the right things for depicturing the adventures of superheroes and engage lots of fans all over the world. Now it's your turn to receive Stan Lee's heritage, resurrected in our set of vintage Photoshop text styles!

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Adventure Film Text Effects

Edit any text, vector object or image, armed with these layered PSD files. Smart objects will significantly facilitate the process, taking only a couple of minutes! Easily modify text colors and patterns to reach that rate of authenticity you're craving for.

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American Vintage Text Effects

These free Photoshop text styles perfectly embody classic Hollywood movies typography and retro street signs of Chicago and New Orleans. So there's no more powerful way to bring the aesthetics of 70's and make your artwork exhale indie music and vintage look, that year after year remains one of the best-hitting design trends.

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Stainless Steel Text Effect

Forge the iron lettering for your projects with only one PSD file at hand! Here's the metal text style, able to polish your text until it shines. The text won't get scratched or corroded, only praised and loved by the audience! Insert the phrase that needs to be converted to iron, save it and watch the blacksmith craft in action!

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Underwater Text Effect

Grab this high-res Photoshop text styles pack for creating underwater scenery. It works with Photoshop CS6 and all the CC versions, containing the essentials for making cool logotypes, slogans, posters, covers, or ads in no time. Get ready to carry out some extraterrestrial designs and amaze everyone with genius composition solutions.

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Vintage Comics Text Effects

The collection consists of 10 text effects, which came right from the previous century comics industry! Funny, romantic, and epic — they're made to fit as many ideas as possible. Try on the role of a graphic novels author to compose your own incredible stories, especially if it’s that easy with our super handy kit!

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Authentic Vintage Text Effects

These Adobe Photoshop text styles named Victory and Vacation are to render your typography warm and cozy, fill it with energy and joy and add a bright ruby to your artistic toolbox. Play with them, no need to bound the creativity: the text effects, crafted with attention to the minor details, will hit multiple goals & projects.

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Movie Classics Text Styles

Now you get to know 2 special text effects, repeating the style of classic movies from the past. Fully editable and well-organized layers guarantee ease of workflow. So come on, hit the road on your adventure to the land of cinema classics!

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Photoshop Gold Text Styles

Nothing can replace the feeling of amazement when you stare at the glamorous billboards wishing you were there as a part of that sparkling world. And we're truly happy to be able to move you closer to this world with these 3 precisely crafted Photoshop text styles for special occasions or so.

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Hotline Michigan Text Effects

Easy to apply, customize and match with other elements of your design, these 2 Photoshop text layer styles are just an irreplaceable tool for branding, packaging and even clothing — not only if you're a fan of retro games and movies, but also if you've fallen for the neon colors and perfect shapes, specific for the 80's text style.

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PSD Wall Poster Text Effect

Subtle and beveled PSD text effect to create a smart text effect in seconds. You can use this tool for creating posters, prints, headers, websites & apps, packaging, and many other projects, breathing the spirits of reserved classics and minimalist aesthetic!

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Vintage Comics Text Effects

This little kit includes 2 text styles for Photoshop that came right from the retro graphic novels industry! Pretend to be a comic book author to compose your own incredible stories, especially with such easy-to-use effects and well-organized layers.

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80s Retro Typography Effect

Create an iconic, 80's inspired piece of typography or logo with this neon text effect. To apply it to your text or shape, just edit the Smart Layer, and you'll be done in no time. Design the projects for your covers, posters, logos, packaging, and branding, let the neon text styles do their thing.

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Old Movie Titles Collection

The same black and white tones in a great number of transformations but even more now: we've added 6 exceptional Photoshop text styles, displaying the style of other classic movies from the past. Nostalgic feelings and appreciation are guaranteed!

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Retro Wood Text Styles

Create stunning retro wood signages with these free Photoshop layer styles — now you can perform it with ease saving time on your next design project. Every letter will be professionally carved from the wooden basis and brought to your audience in a vintage manner.

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Crashed Glitch Text Effects

Bring absolute magnetism to your typography and produce outstanding, hypnotic designs — these 10 glitch text effects have been made for that! After hours of passionate research, we've created our own embodiment of modern street art and pure creativity.

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Neon Signboard Photoshop Effect

Discover the free text styles for Photoshop, inspired by neon signboards! Realistic Photoshop effect that transforms any text and shape in a neon glow. Let your designs glow even in the darkest times! The effects come with a two-color scheme, but you can change it by modifying the effect layer. Smart layers will make it easy to edit everything the way you want.

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Vivid 80s Retro Text Effects

These baffling Photoshop text styles are easy to edit and use! With well-organized layers and free fonts included, carry out some impeccable posters, create remarkable stationery and packaging or contribute to some website designs. Let the genuine retro touch upon your project and turn it into a bomb!

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Vintage Photoshop Layer Styles

Another great Photoshop text styles pack in vintage style. Create an astonishing retro effect with a simple click of a button. It also works well with vector shapes and static layers. To start your work, you have just to open the Photoshop document and double click the smart object layer named "Double Click to Edit Text".

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Retrica Vintage Text Effects

We adore American vintage, classic movies and retro imbuing every single item around, so the release of Retrica was predetermined. Discover three fascinating text effects, full of joy and passion, add them to your collection and find the joy of customizing these cities.

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Rose Free Text Effect

The flawless hippie aesthetic — is it ever possible? Apparel & stationery design, logos, packaging, even as an idea for a tattoo — the Rose text styles for Photoshop can help you realize endless ideas and goals, and the Smart Objects are to make things run faster!

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Old Movie Title Text Effects

Expose yourself to 2 iconic effects included in our collection-tribute to favorite retro movies. Armed with well-organized layers of fully-editable and easy-to-use files, you'll reach the tremendous peak of your design skills. Put your "vintagized" texts anywhere: from apparel to printouts and headlines.

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PSD Candy Cane Text Effect

This special Christmas candy cane text effect PSD is a neat Photoshop text styles pack that will transform any text into a sweet-looking festive treat. Guess all the funny or non-conventional typography lovers will give a leap of joy at this simple tool.

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Ksenia Pedchenko

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