Photoshop Layer Styles are a set of pre-configured commands that will take basic text and will quickly create typographical works of art for you. With just a single click of a button, you can apply unique layer styles to any text in Photoshop, and not only do they speed up the design process, applying these effects is just a simple case of clicking a single button, so you don’t have to be a Photoshop professional to use them.
There are many Photoshop text effect tutorials freely available, but the quickest method for creating beautiful text effects is to download one of the free Photoshop Layer Styles below.
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80’s Style Text (with Envato Elements Subscription)
14 Vintage Retro Text Effects (with Envato Elements Subscription)
Chalkboard Text Effect PSD (Free)
This free PSD template is a realistic chalk lettering text effect that will transform your text into stunning hand-written typography on a chalkboard.
Cloud Raides (with Envato Elements Subscription)
Strips 3D Shadow Text Effect (Free)
With this free PSD you can add depth and a colorful effect to your plain text. All you need to do is type your text in the smart layer and save the changes.
The Ultimate 1001 Text Effects (with Envato Elements Subscription)
Fancy Text Effect PSD (Free)
With this free PSD template you can convert regular text into a modern, colorful and stunning typographical style, giving you a unique and fun effect.
Following the original aesthetics of the hugely popular TV show, this free Photoshop text style captures the ambiance and the mood of Stranger Things perfectly.
Smoke Effect (with Envato Elements Subscription)
Retro Vintage Text Styles (with Envato Elements Subscription)
These free Photoshop text styles perfectly embody old Hollowood movies, retro ad posters and those vintage street signs from the 1930s, 40s and 50s.
This free PSD template is bundled with three vintage text effects (and photo effects) that are the embodiment of good taste and simplicity.
Have fun with free PSD text layer template and give your text a tasty chocolate effect.
You can use the smart-object layer of this template to create your very own neon text within just a few seconds.
Sandwich 3D Text Effect (Free)
With this free 3D Photoshop text effect you can add depth, as well as a sandwich texture, to your plain text. Type your text in the smart layer and save the changes.
To apply this letterpress effect, type your text and then apply the style from the styles palette. Super-simple.
Open the smart object, type in your text, apply the changes and you will quickly have a fun wood text style typographical effect.
A simple, colorful and free 3D text effect, You just need to replace the preview text using the smart object.
99 Text Effect Free PSD (Free)
Double click the smart-object layer and add your own text or graphic. You can also change the background color, text color and the 3D depth color.
Metal Text Text Layer PSD (Free)