Popular Post lynxster4 Posted May 12, 2019 Popular Post Share Posted May 12, 2019 (edited) This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it In perusing the text effects I realized we didn't have any plastic-looking text, so I made one. We will be making this: Plugins required: Align Object Inner Shadow Selection Edge Expander AA's Assistant EdgeShaderMJW Contour BlurBlend Spoiler Open 800 x 600 canvas Add new layer, fill bottom layer with black. Use Alba font at 180pt Bold and type your text in color 58, 255, 255. Align text. Add new layer. Select text with Magic Wand at 50%, Invert Selection (Ctrl+I). Move to blank layer. Use Effects-->Selection-->Inner Shadow on blank layer with the following settings: On same layer, keeping lettering seleted, use Effects-->Object-->Edge Expander with these settings: Do (1) AA's Assistant on the white inner shadow layer, Deselect and uncheck. Return to original text layer and apply Effects-->Advanced-->EdgeshaderMJW with these settings, using Primary Color 30, 140, 140 and Secondary Color 58, 255, 255. Add new layer. Select your blue text layer again with Magic Wand at 50% and Invert Selection (Ctrl+I). Use Effects-->Selection-->Inner Shadow at these settings: Deselect. Return to white Inner Shadow layer and Select All (Ctrl+A) and choose the 'Move Selected Pixels' Tool. Move selection right 4 px and down 5 px. Deselect. Return to blue text layer and select with Magic Wand @ 60%, go to White Inner Shadow layer and hit the Delete key. Do another AA's Assistant on White Inner Shadow layer. Merge first (3) three layers down and apply another AA's Assistant. Duplicate text layer and uncheck top layer. On bottom text layer use Magic Wand at 60%, Invert Selection (Ctrl+I). Use Effects-->Artistic-->Contour at these settings: Check top layer and set blend mode to Multiply, opacity 130. Merge layers down and apply another AA's Assistant. Select text with Magic Wand at 60%, Invert Selection (Ctrl+I). Use Effects-->Blurs-->Blur Blend at these settings: Radius - 3 Blend - Multiply Another AA if you wish and you are done! All the settings above are specific to the font size used. You will have to play with the settings if you use a different font and size. Here's another example: This is Alba 288 Bold. I had to adjust the settings, but it's perfectly doable. I duplicated the text layer again and ran Pyro's Trail on the bottom layer, set the top layer to Multiply 130 and ran BoltBait's Feather on each layer. Here are some additional steps to achieve what I call 'The Fluffy Sticker' effect. Use this on text where you have applied Pyro's Trail plugin on the bottom layer. Start with your layered PDN file or do the tutorial from the beginning. Here are some examples: Spoiler Open your layered PDN file and select the text that does not have 'Trail' applied and duplicate it. Magic Wand the duplicated layer, invert selection and apply Effects-->Render-->Gradients Galore at these settings: Set layer to Additive and play with the opacity slider. Go to bottom un-Trailed layer and play with Hue / Sat plugin from the Adjustments menu, till color is to your liking. Apply some (2) AA's Assistant and finish with a Feather to achieve a 'smooth; look. There are probably lots of ways to apply a colored plastic coating to the letters. This one turns out the best, I think. Experiment! Added note: On the above screenshots showing Gradient Galore plugin I made a notation in red. The reason is I was avoiding the dark green and black color you get if your size is set at default or higher. Just didn't look right. I hope you enjoy this tutorial! 😃 Edited May 18, 2019 by lynxster4 Added additional steps 4 6 Quote My Art Gallery | My Shape Packs | ShapeMaker Mini Tut | Air Bubble Stained Glass Chrome Text with Reflections | Porcelain Text w/ Variegated Coloring | Realistic Knit PatternOpalescent Stained Glass | Frosted Snowman Cookie | Leather Texture | Plastic Text | Silk Embroidery Visit my Personal Website "Never, ever lose your sense of humor - you'll live longer" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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