30+ Best Retro Text Effects & Styles

Are you looking for a way to design stunning retro text effects without having to spend hours in Photoshop? Then you’ll love our collection of retro text effect templates and styles that you can use to cut your design work in half.

Whether you’re working on a retro-style title for a website header, designing a badge for a T-shirt, logo for a brand, or crafting unique quote pictures for a social media campaign, this handpicked collection has a text effect for all kinds of design work.

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80s Text Effects Vol. 1

The groovy text effects in this bundle feature the same old retro look from the 80s movies. This pack includes 8 different text effects with retro background textures. The effects arrive in fully-layered PSD files, allowing you to easily edit them to change the text and customize.

Retro Text Effects V2

This bundle also includes 10 unique retro style text effects you can use to design website headers, logos, badges, signage, and more. The effects come to you in PSD files and they are available in 7 different colors as well.

14 Vintage Retro Text Effects

Another big bundle of text effects that includes 14 different text effects and styles for crafting various text and title designs. These text effects also feature an old-school 3D effect created with smart objects, which can also be customized to your preference.

12 Retro Photoshop Text Effects

Quickly convert your text to a vintage design using this pack of text effects. This bundle includes 12 unique text styles created with smart objects for easier customization. The effects are clearly organized in PSD files to let you edit and customize them as you wish.

80s Text Effects Vol. 2

This pack of text effects features a set of 8 retro designs for crafting titles, text, and badges for different types of projects, including logos, posters, T-Shirt designs, CD covers, and more. All the text effects and styles in this bundle are easily customizable as well.

Retro Style Text Effects Vol.1

It doesn’t get any more retro than this. This is a pack of 10 unique text effects, all featuring old-school text designs from the 80s. According to the designer, you can edit, customize, change, and save these text effects within 30 seconds.

Rocking Retro PS Text Effects

Give your text designs that old 80s look using this pack of retro text effects. This pack includes 3 different designs that feature retro electro look from the 1980s. It’s perfect for designing a music album cover or a movie poster.

10x Retro Text Effects

The text effects in this bundle feature several different retro designs, including one that’s similar to the big illuminated signs you see in Las Vegas. It includes 10 different text effects, all of which are fully editable. The 3D text effect is also customizable.

Retro Text Effects vol.1

This Text effects bundle includes 10 stylish and beautiful effects you can instantly apply to your own texts. The PSD files in this pack are fully-layered with smart objects for easily customizing and editing the files. It’s ideal for a T-Shirt design or a logo design.

Vintage Letterpress Text Effects Vol. 1

The effects in this pack will give your text that same old worn out look from the letterpress designs in the 1940s. The pack includes 10 fully editable PSD files. These effects will also work on objects and shapes as well.

Retro Vintage Text Effect

Perfect choice for crafting signage and badges, the text effects in this bundle features a retro design style with a mix of 3D effects. It includes 10 PSD files with different effects along with a set of retro backgrounds as well.

Vintage Halftone – Instant Text Effects

The halftone color effect is a popular design that’s often used in vintage and retro designs. These text effects feature that same effect you can easily apply to your own text. The pack includes 12 different text effects with 12 color variations and 12 backgrounds.

Hometown Effects Pack

This bundle includes 12 unique text effects that all feature that same old design from the old text designs you see in newspaper ads and titles from the 1980s. The text effects come to you in easily editable PSD files. As a bonus, the pack also includes 12 photo effects you can apply to your photos and graphics.

Comic Book Text Styles

We can’t forget about comic book text effects when talking about retro designs. This pack of text effects includes 11 colorful effects features that same old design style you see in comic books. These effects are perfect for designing any kids-related design project and crafting fun greeting cards as well.

Retro Text Effects vol.3

The retro text effects in this bundle also feature a certain elegant design that makes them ideal for designing titles and headers for luxury websites. It’s also great for crafting signage and badges for T-Shirts as well. The pack includes 10 effects in layered PSD files.

Vintage Letterpress Text Effects Vol. 2

Yet another bundle of vintage text effects featuring the popular letterpress design. The effects included in this bundle will give your text a textured and washed out look that instantly turns your text into something from the 1970s. The pack features 10 unique text effects in 2000 x 1500 resolution PSD files.

Back to the Seventies

Bring your text and title designs back to the 70s using these groovy text effects. This effect has been designed inspired by the 70s pop culture. The pack includes 50 different text styles. You’ll need Adobe Illustrator CS6 or better to edit and customize these effects.

Retro Vintage Text Styles

Another pack of retro text effects featuring the stylish look from the 80s. This bundle includes 10 different text styles along with the backgrounds. All come to you in editable PSD files. You can use these for crafting posters, covers, website headers, logos, and more.

80’s Style Text Mockups V1

This stunning 80s retro text style features a cool design that truly represents the electronic tech craze from the 1980s. The bundle includes 18 text effects. You can easily edit and customize these effects to replace the font and change the text as well.

80’s Style Text Mockups V2

Another retro text effect similar to the one above. This text style also features that same 1980’s tech design, but with a cool chrome design. It includes 10 different designs in PSD files. It’s perfect for designing flyers for DJ events, crafting posters, logos, badges, T-Shirts, and more.

3D Retro Text Creator

This is not an ordinary text effect template, this is actually a set of Photoshop Actions that allows you to instantly apply a retro effect to your normal text layers. It comes with 37 actions for achieving different styles of retro effects. You can also customize the effects to your preference.

Retrohat Graphic Styles

Retrohat is a collection of 26 different retro text effects that you can apply to your own text to add that same retro style to your designs. The effects come in both Illustrator AI files and EPS files for easier customization.

Sloppy Press Inc

Sloppy Press is a set of layer styles for adding retro effects to both your text and objects. It also comes with textures, actions, and brushes for easily creating your own custom retro effects.

Retro Vintage Text Styles Vol.02

This collection of text styles features both retro and vintage style designs. It includes 10 unique designs in Adobe Illustrator vector files, which allows you to customize the effects however you want.

Steampunk Text Styles, Brushes and Backgrounds

Steampunk designs are also a stylish trend these days. This text styles pack includes 5 different text styles and it also comes with steampunk style brushes and backgrounds as well.

Circus Text Styles

Turn your text and titles into a signage from a circus using this text styles pack. This bundle includes multiple retro text styles you can apply to your own text using Illustrator.

Grunge Text Layer Styles

This is yet another Adobe Illustrator layer styles pack that includes 50 unique grunge retro style layer effects. You can use these layer styles on both text and objects to give a retro look to your designs.

Strangest Things PS Text Actions

Inspired by the title effect from the Stranger Things, this Photoshop Actions pack allows you to give that same retro effect to your text layers. It includes 3 different actions, all of which are fully editable.

Old Movie Title – Text Effect 1

This effect gives your text layers an old vintage look by turning your text into old movie titles from the 1960s. This effect gives your text a nice 3D-like effect as well.

Old Movie Title – Text Effect 2

This is the second version of the old movie title text effect. It features the same effect but with a different design. You can replace the text by editing the smart objects of the PSD.

Old Movie Title – Text Effect 5

Another movie title effect for giving your text designs a vintage look. This effect is fully editable and comes in a layered PSD file for easier editing.

Old Movie Title – Text Effect 6

This retro movie title effect is perfect for creating horror-themed designs, such as Halloween greeting cards and movie posters. You can easily customize the PSD files to replace the text.

Create your own text effects using our poster fonts collection and watercolor background textures collection.