Create 12 Web 2.0 Text Effects Using Layer Styles

This is more a Freebie than a tutorial, i have created for you 12 text effects using only layer styles which can be freely used and distributed (don’t forget to mention source). The styles are top notch and can be used for any purpose from speeding up your designing process to using then as your logo.

Round Up

The following images shows the texts after applying the layer styles.

Web 2.0 Pink Text Style

Web 2.0 Green Text Style

Web 2.0 Blue Text Style

Metal Text Style

Green Lush Text Style

Gooby Text Style

Firefly Glow Text Style

Earthly Being Text Style

Cloudy Text Style

Blood Shine Text Style

Twitter Text Style

Web 2.0 Red Text Style

The Tutorial

To begin with you must 1st give the background an appropriate color or gradient, it is very necessary for the looks, i have used both radial as well as linear gradients for this purpose. You can experiment with different colors and also with the styles.

To learn the process how it was created just double click the “fx” icon next to the text you have used the style, layers style palate will open.

From there just click on the names which are ticked and check the settings, by the end of all the 12 layer styles i’m pretty sure you can make your own styles.

Please Note : The styles are more appropriate for large texts, mainly for logos or headers, but you can also use them on medium, or small texts provided you change the size of borders, shadows, gradients etc appropriately in the layer styles palate.

I haven’t wasted time and space just to write one by one, which you can see for yourself in layer style pallate.

I hope this styles will help you in your both learning and designing process.


Download the layer styles above and Happy Designing !!

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14 Responses to Create 12 Web 2.0 Text Effects Using Layer Styles

  1. Wow this things really helped me a lot, keep up, great site, i retweeted :)

  2. I used this in my latest designs !! thanks

  3. Paul Das says:

    Wow thanks, nice one … subscribed ..

  4. Pranab says:

    thanx that was quite helpful in understanding gradients & layer style

  5. excellent effects using photoshop styles.
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  6. X says:


    Long time i have seen some new and good text effects.

    It Could be great if you upload all these text effects in one deviant in under Photoshop Files.

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  8. smith says:

    you did amazing work on image, thank you very much for your excellent step by step instruction, I have tried same effects on my project and got appreciated by client..God Bless..have a prosperous career.

  9. Anju says:


    i want to use the text effects shown above. I downloaded the file and but unable to use it. Can anyone plz help me regarding it?
    Thanks in advance!

  10. Deepak says:

    Smart work with layers!

    Thanks for Sharing Love your work!

  11. Ahmad says:

    Pretty nice designs thanks for sharing it

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