Sometimes simple text styles in Photoshop is a lot of work. These Photoshop actions make it easy to turn boring text into appealing headlines in just a few clicks. You can create text with a different-colored underline, add a highlight to paragraph text, and more!
Play All Effects
Box -- Looks best with 1-3 lines of text
Underlined Box -- Looks best with 1-3 lines of text
Pill -- Looks best with 1-3 lines of text
Arrow Left -- Looks best with 1-3 lines of text
Arrow Right -- Looks best with 1-3 lines of text
Ribbon -- Looks best with 1-3 lines of text
Ribbon Left -- Looks best with 1-3 lines of text
Ribbon Right -- Looks best with 1-3 lines of text
Fluid Box (Small Text)
✔ One Action to Render Them All Play one action and pick the effects. This saves you massive time because you can switch effects instantly without having to play each action one-by-one.
✔ 100% Nondestructive and Fully Editable All styles are created using nondestructive techniques and will NOT merge your layers.
✔ Scalable Vector Shapes & Smart Objects All text styles are vector shapes or Smart Objects which can be scaled. This futureproofs your work and makes it easy to adjust the colors.
Mac and Windows
These actions stretch the limits of what's possible in Photoshop. As such, it requires Photoshop CC and will not work with anything older (including Photoshop CS6)
The Fluid Box actions make the best attempt at creating highlighted text. It works best with capitalized text and no ascenders/descenders (i.e. j, p, g, punctuation marks, etc).
The Fluid Box (Small Text) action works better for text smaller than 50 pixels.
For improved quality, the Pill action does not create a vector shape. Instead, it creates a Smart Object that can be scaled up to 4x its original size. This is because Photoshop does not do well converting curved shapes into paths.
If you see an "Warning: No Pixels are selected" error, simply checkmark the "Never Show Again" option then click OK. This is normal and required by the actions to detect the height of your text.