The Best Photoshop Layer Styles for Your Designs

Photoshop layer styles can be a huge time-saver for designers. With the right layer styles in your arsenal, you can add beautiful effects to text, shapes, and other layers within your design in just a single click. These styles can be used over and over again whenever needed.

Here we'll showcase a huge collection of our favorite layer styles that you can download and start using today.

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Photoshop Layer Styles

There are a variety of layer styles and layer effects that can be applied to your designs in Adobe Photoshop. You can take the original layer and apply a custom style from the layers panel in order to create a unique effect. That's right!

Check out this list of layer styles that you can load into your Adobe program to achieve a whole other level of professional design work.

Ink Stamp Photoshop Layer Styles

Photoshop Layer Styles - Ink Stamps

Ink stamp is one that gives you the classic “ca-chunk” look without the repetitive sound from your local librarian. This set of 12-layer styles can be employed in creative and corporate design. Design forms, letters, and packaging with this set. It comes in a zip file for you to apply to text and backgrounds. There is added grunge that's great for ext applications.

Grunge Layer Styles

Grunge Layer Styles

This is a great grunge palette to employ. It is one that brings aging to your design. Colors are limitless as well. You can edit the layer contents by selecting the layer then edit>edit colors>recolor artwork. Choose the right hue for the design, it is that simple. There are 24 styles that can be applied to text and shapes! No limits!

Grunge Photoshop Layer Styles

Grunge Photoshop Layer Styles

With 80 styles and patterns, you can use these high-resolution designs to include them as adjustment layers throughout the Photoshop design. It's important to work in layers so that pattern overlay can be applied in the effects panel. This grunge set is perfect for that with .asl and .pat formats to use with your .psd files.

The Rock

The Rock

Dark and moody. This color-interchangeable layer comes in 6 styles. It is basic and bold. The rock layer style brings weight to a design. The layer contents are simple but have an impact with their rough grunge-like feel and dark mood recessing off the screen.

Rock Photoshop Layer Styles

Rock Photoshop Layer Styles

This rock layer style unlike the one before pulls on a different light source. It has weight but is still heavy in design for bold titles or large banner projects. What's included? There are 1 ASI file, 1 Photoshop file, and help links with font recommendations that this layer style works well with. Within the file, you will find 4 unique rock textures. You can activate the aged cracking by selecting the active layer and doing a layer mask reveal as one of the other options for this package's diversity.

Watercolor Styles

Watercolor Styles

Once again an artistically styled layer that is created completely from real media and application. Watercolor adds soft dimension to a design. Use one of these 15 Photoshop styles to create a dynamic background layer or apply it to text.

Watercolor Photoshop Layer Styles

Watercolor Photoshop Layer Styles

Neon colors and paint splashes are just a few elements included in this digital archive of watercolor-inspired layer styles. Using these elements on invites, cards, and backgrounds has limitless possibilities with how you link with layer application on the style guide. Design variations are possible with realistic watercolor styles that can be uploaded to the palette.

Colour Pencil Box

Color Pencil Box

Your mouse becomes a colored pencil with colour pencil box styles. This large set of color overlays, paper backgrounds, and pencil brushes works well with CS3+ or Adobe Photoshop Elements. It is perfect for fun hobby designs or the professional's tool kit to create a project that is requested to look handwritten.

Graffiti Layer Styles

Graffiti Layer Styles

This is a 15-style set that mimics street artists' work and is inspired to cover large canvases. Paint can drips, crisp lines, and bright colors are included with .PSD files for examples and practice. Street art is possible on the screen with these helpful tools.

Holographic Photoshop Styles

Holographic Photoshop Styles

These sharp, crisp styles come with diamond and crystal effects! There are options like this to do angle setting and bring visual depth to a digital design. These 7 styles are CC compatible with all Photoshop versions! It works well with any color. You can create a custom pattern with color. With one simple click, the style is applied immediately to take extra steps out of the workflow process.

Golden Planet

Golden Planet

Wow, 86 gold layer styles to click on for immediate upgrades in a design! There are 81 silver layer styles and over 40 brushes as well! Making this a 200+ options package for a professional designer. Don't forget about the vector images add-on as well. Alternative colors in the metallic realm are available in one package. This package allows for modification from print to web media in resolution! This is a go-to package for a content creator!

Golden Era

Golden Era

The Golden Era is one that works well in all Adobe Photoshop versions. With 76 styles and 38 brushes, you can work through web and print design. There are options of 72dpi rendered style guys ready for social media posts for galas and fundraising ball invites. Included are splatters and dust accents to bring to life realistic gold accents on virtually any design.

Dark Gold

Dark Gold

Blackout your gold design options with 30 different Photoshop and Illustrator applications in layer styles. The color box just got an upgrade with patterns and styles to the gold shimmer in a new way. Download Photoshop layer styles like this one after purchase to build a unique library of 1-click options to streamline the workflow in 2 programs!

Metallic Glitter

Metallic Glitter

Forty 1-click options are included for Photoshop CC! Because of the massive size of this file with .PAT files, .ASI files and Illustrator files you will receive a link to download to your Google drive post-purchase! This professional took works well for filling in shapes and text accents. There is 3d depth color achieved in the patterning of these metallic glitter selections. From diamonds to disco balls, a designer can apply different textures in different ways and colors!

Glitter Photoshop Styles

Glitter Photoshop Styles

This glitter palette includes 8 glitter colors and patterns for Photoshop CC 2017 or lower versions. Create highlighted text by easily applying this glitter pattern. The appearance of layer effects from this palette boujee or glam up a design.

Marble Layer Styles

Marble Layer Styles

Foiling and marble just go together! This is a layer option that works well for elemental design in highlighting a focal piece. Use it for backgrounds and borders to design projects. Make basic image adjustments with this style guide in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements!

Dark Copper

Dark Copper

One-click application for other 20 seamless patterns is now here! Typography can have a custom contour that matches a penny copper finish. This style guide is not only available in Photoshop but in Illustrator as well. This works well with shapes and fonts! bring definition to shapes on the screen. This is a must in a designer's “styles panel menu” when working with metal finishes.

Metal Stamping

Metal Stamping Photoshop Styles

Forge your design on the screen…literally. Abobe professionals can achieve an element of beauty by applying one of these 25 instant styles to text. Metalwork and design for signage is at the creator's fingertips. Add-ons like rivets and metal spikes are also included in the current scale or the design. This is a 3D metal layer style that can be applied on screen.

Amethyst Hues

Amethyst Hues

This style set is pointed in only working with purples and blues for textual overlays. You can apply different options for texture! This package comes with DPI options that will work well with online and print media. Create beautiful posters, invites, or t-shirt designs with these options.

Crystal Gem Photoshop Layer Styles

Crystal Gem Photoshop Layer Styles

Crisp up a design with these 40 crystallized gem layers. with varying colors and textures, you can use these options as a standby in your default library. Solve an editing puzzle by adding a different kind of custom layer.

Jeweled Layer Styles

Jeweled Layer Styles

Bedazzle the design with these 19 styled layers that are jeweled out. Create a single layer and apply one of these effects. You can mix and match by applying individual layer effects with this package. It is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and includes 4 templates to help instruct you on how to use and apply the correct layer style. 

Spray Stencil Layer Styles

Spray Stencil Layer Styles

This is a custom style that works well for creative designers. You can create custom designs and apply the stencil itself for texture and background effects. Included at 6 paper textures and 2 high-quality .PSD files. This is a fluid layer allowing freestyling grunge effects to bleed throughout the design.

Chalk and Charcoal Photoshop Styles

Chalk and Charcoal Layer Styles

Have the chalk texture on a blackboard without the dust. Fifteen layer styles are combined here to give a rough textured feel to handwritten fonts. These are 1-click effects for achieving beautiful layer styles easily and have flexibility.

Crack Photoshop Layer Styles

Crack Photoshop Layer Styles

Pick up the digital hammer and nail and shatter the screen! Custom layer style presets can be built off this package for a one-click application solution for any designer. Attractive layer styles for landscaping companies would be a perfect match for branding.

Wood and Stone

Wood and Stone

Raw and earthy designs are achieved with these 18-layer styles. With a mixture of stone and wood, you can mix the editable layer styles. These styles are scalable and are only compatible with Photoshop C3 and above.

Wood Collection

Wood Collection

There are 24 textual effects to use. The color swatch palette with this package covers an array of wood grains from dark to light woods. It is one that gives text texture from rough looks to smooth finished wood looks. A current layer style can change to earthy or organic in nature for a client's project with this style guide.

Pressed and Embossed Styles

Pressed and Embossed Styles

Twenty top-of-the-line embossed styles are included to pull text off the page. Engrave on the screen to push and pull text on the canvas. These are distinct layer styles to emulate the artisans that engrave on stone and metals.

Liquid Texture and Photoshop Layer Styles

Liquid Texture and Photoshop Layer Styles

With these 23 liquid layer styles, your backgrounds can achieve motion. This layer style is suited well for backgrounds, wrapping paper, or filler in DIY artists' shops. There is a zip file of 23 .JPGs and 18 PDF files with the .ASI style layer file! Background color no longer has to be boring with this palette.

Photoshop Glossy Ombre Styles

Photoshop Glossy Ombre Styles

These eight glossy ombre styles are available in .ASI format for Photoshop. They can be used to create soft, pastel designs for text or shapes. You can use default settings to create a beautiful text design with a color gradient. 

Mega Photoshop Style Collection

Mega Photoshop Styles Collections

With 120 styles of gradients, textures, and color variations this is a design pros' go-to package for easy style application. This set is for a design professional that knows how to install and quickly start using Photoshop styles. It is a great tool to apply to design trends for logos, advertising, and fashion design.

Photoshop Text Layer Styles

Mixed Styles Pack

Mixed Styles Pack

This photoshop text layer design comes with 33 variations. It has preset layer styles that you can easily access with the Help Guide included. These files are in a high-resolution file up to 300DPI. These layer styles can give your typography or logo design a new edge.

190 Text Effects for Photoshop

190 Text Effects for Photoshop

This is a professional graphic designer's dream bundle of layer style presets. Delivered in a Zip file, these .ASL files are ready to use in Adobe Photoshop. Some of the top styles listed are bling layer styles, 3D fruit layer styles, horror movie 3D layer styles, and more! To load these styles you simply navigate to your “Windows Styles” in Photoshop!

Metal Text Effects

Metal Text Effects

Metal layer effects are necessary in the world of design. Including seamless patterns to pull over an entire layer, this set is a must. This set contains .PSD and .ASL files. All these layers are editable to create custom layer styles that suit a project. 

Metal Mix Photoshop Styles

Metal Mix Photoshop Styles

This metal mix package is one that can be applied to text or a shape. There are 10 Photoshop files for your layer style options. These layers can be used to create a metallic feel from your core metal types: gold, silver, and bronze!

Gold Photoshop Styles

Gold Photoshop Styles

With these 28 seamless gold layer styles, you can create beautiful text additions to your artwork in Adobe Photoshop. There are: .ASL files along with amazing extras: 8 .PNG pattern files, multiple .JPEG files, and 9 ink splatter .EPS files! You can create an entire piece in one layer style guide! Design projects that call for customization and an etched feel need this package.

Silver and Gold Styles

Silver and Gold Styles

This is a set of 24 seamless textured layer styles. They are a perfect fit for real photograph overlays. A photographer can easily apply these layer effects to give gold, silver, or foil feel to a photograph. In 300DPI rendering, you can use this one of many great packages from Envato Elements to create a custom blend mode for your photographs.

Silver Photoshop Layer Styles

Silver Photoshop Styles

There are 8 silver text styles that are ONCE CLICK application ready. With built-in default program settings, you can apply a shining silver sheen to your typography project. You can apply this not only to text but to objects in Photoshop as well.

Neon Layer Styles

Neon Layer Styles

Plug in the design and go home! This package is a 70+ style variation with over 60 colors to choose from. It is a package with organized layer structures that are scalable. Info files, instruction files, and 6 sample files to show application success are included. The custom blend settings are set up in 5 unique categories to keep the designer organized. 

Neon Text Layer Styles

Neon Text Layer Styles

In sign conceptualization, this layer effect is a must! There is a demo video, and free neo brushes included in this package. You can use this to create digital signage for web banners, posters, and online graphics. Stroke size is not an issue since there are two variations (10px stroke and 15px stroke) of line weights built into this package. There are backgrounds to apply this textual effect seamlessly. This is its own editing toolbox option!

80s Retro Layer Styles

'80s Retro Layer Styles

This is a two-fold package. You have 22 styles and 22 examples that you can copy and paste from to learn how this package is right for any 80s retro fix design needs. Included is a PDF with links to fonts that mirror the same style as the razor-edged graphics that are used as an example of color overlay, gradients, and shadows.

80s Inspired Text Effects

'80s Inspired Text Effects

If anyone ever questions Retro you just need to point them to the 80s! Neon colors and bevel & emboss features were alive and well in are with 22 layer styles and 8 smart PSD files this set is a designer's dream for retro. Including smart objects helps to diversify this package. It gives a starting place for emphasis on shapes as well as text. Photoshop files are fully editable and .ASI files are one mouse button click away.

Pressed Book Cloth Styles

Pressed Book Cloth Styles

Vintage text is a heavy hitter in graphic design. These editing effects within this over 30-layer style package work on creating an old-time vintage texture through borders and embossing.  The bevel and emboss effects create a gold leaf lettering pressed to look like you find on older 1st edition novels. Cloth background textures and worn edge effects are add-ons a designer does not want to miss with this compatible styles folder for Photoshop CS5 to CC.

Fur Styles

Fur Styles

Envato Styles is also a source of content for fur effects for text. Included is a video tutorial on how to apply these effects to the text. Within the layer panel, you can customize the transparency of these styles for the depth of the design. 

Fur Styles

Fur Styles

Make the text touchable in this text layer style. The edges are even furry! This set includes brushes and actions as well. Navigating to the styles panel in Photoshop once this set is loaded and creating fun patterns and styles that have a touchable feel, has never been easier. Included in this featured Creative Market collection are detailed instructions on how to apply them to your text. These styles create a final project with its default settings on the resolution at 300DPI and are publication-worthy.

Robot Photoshop Text Effects

Robot Photoshop Text Effects

Seamless patterns, lens flare brushes, and all changeable! Compatible with Photoshop CC a designer can use these text effects to create a “Marvel” feel to their design. It is ideal for logos, headlines or titles, and bold robotic t-shirt designs for retail products. It is one that brings the style panel up a notch professionally.

Sweet and Choco Photoshop Styles

Sweet and Choco Photoshop Styles

Crush the font design world with 21 deep and rich layer styles in this package. Using the overlay effects within your layer styles palette, a designer can create visual diversity within a design. If you need the wording to look crushed…this set has a setting for that. Perfect for product packaging or logo design.

Orange Photoshop Styles

Orange Photoshop Styles

There are 10 test styles here to create an amazing texture for your fonts. Go from transparency to highlights to crosshatch in one layer style. These subtle effects can enhance fonts if the color orange is needed!

Cartoon Halloween Text Styles

Cartoon Halloween Text Styles

Need a color pop and a cartoon gradient? This layer style is one that works well with Halloween theme projects. In your design process, you can use one of these eight combinations to create a fun, colorful text application to add to a specific Halloween design project.

Engraved Text Styles

Engraved Text Styles

You can upload these engraved styles by navigating to your style menu in Photoshop. Adding this option to your style library is a must. You can add text to photographs and digital artwork and engrave it onto the canvas. This adds depth to a project. These 11 different layer styles need to be added to a designer's library.

Use These Photoshop Layer Styles Today

Want to really test your skills and your new layer styles? Use Adobe stock images and sample images and start to layer effects and options within Photoshop. These styles added to your palette in Photoshop will enhance your personal photography or a client's project. Let creative tools help you to streamline and speed up your post-processing work! This advanced option in Photoshop will help any hobbyist or professional photographer enhance their design and photographic portfolio instantly.