If you’re looking to quickly add a distressed or old-school vibe to your lettering work, there are hundreds of quality retro text effects you can apply to your designs.
Whether you need ink textures, grunge effects, 3D type, a letterpress look, or more, we’ve rounded up 18 of the very best into one handy resource for you to refer back to whenever you need brilliant retro effects for your type.
To help you navigate through the different options here, we’ve divided them into the following categories:
- Retro text effect Photoshop Smart PSDs
- Retro text effect Illustrator graphic styles
- Retro text effect actions
- Retro and vintage text effect extures
As always, we’ll be adding to this list regularly, so if we’ve missed your favorite let us know in the comments below. Read on for our selection of the best retro text effects for Illustrator and Photoshop…