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Debossed text, commonly called the letterpress effect, has become a lovely trend in web design. The effect can be achieved in Photoshop entirely using layer styles. Try it yourself using these settings:



Use drop shadow to create a fine white highlight along the bottom right of your text.




Add an inner shadow to simulate the depth. Changing the distance of the shadow will exaggerate the effect.



Lastly, use a subtle dark gradient to simulate a light source.

For a more realistic look, try experimenting with a diffused outer glow in the same color as the text to soften the edges.