Adobe Photoshop: How to Create a PLASTIC Text Effect in Less Than 10 Minutes | Alek Stanojevic | Skillshare

Adobe Photoshop: How to Create a PLASTIC Text Effect in Less Than 10 Minutes

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3 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Plastic Text Effect - Introduction

      0:54
    • 2. How to Create a PLASTIC Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

      10:09
    • 3. Before You Go... IMPORTANT!

      0:49

About This Class

Dear Friend,

My name is Alek and I welcome you to the 4th course from the Photoshop Text Effects Series!

In the first one you have discovered how to create a CHROME text effect.

The second course was dedicated to the FIRE text effect, and the 3rd was all about adding the NEON LIGHT effect to any text you want!

In this one you will discover how to create a PLASTIC text effect in Photoshop like this red one below:

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The best thing is that the whole process will take no more than 10 minutes!

If you didn’t watched the previous courses you can click on the links below to enroll:

Photoshop Text Effect #1 - CHROME

Photoshop Text Effect #2 - FIRE

Photoshop Text Effect #3 - NEON LIGHT

If you did, and you’re ready to learn this new Photoshop text effect, click the blue ENROLL button below the video.

I'm looking forward to see you inside!

Alek Stanojevic

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STUDENTS WHO WATCHED THIS COURSE ALSO WATCHED:

1. How to Create a CHROME Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

2. How to Create a FIRE Text Effect in in Adobe Photoshop

3. How to Create a NEON LIGHT Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Transcripts

1. Plastic Text Effect - Introduction: Hello. My name is Alex and I welcome you to the fourth course from the photo shop Text effect Serious. In the 1st 1 we have discovered how to create a chrome text effect. The second course was dedicated to the fire text effect and the third was all about adding the mere light effect toe Any text iwas In this course you will discover how to create a plastic text. The fact in photo shop like this red one that you can see on your screen right now, the best thing is that the whole process will take no more than 10 minutes. And if you didn't watch the previous courses, you can find the link to a role in the about section of this course below this video. If you did, and you're ready to learn this new photo shop text effect, click the blue enroll button below this video and they'll Syrian side 2. How to Create a PLASTIC Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop: Hello and welcome. Thank you so much for enrolling toe the class and for watching this video, where you will discover how to use photo shop, toe, make text, look as if it's made of plastic. What you can see on the screen right now is the final result here going for. So let's get started. The first step is to open a new Photoshopped documents. The easiest way to do it is to use the control and and keyboard shortcuts. Whether in your document window opens typing 960 for the with 540 for the height and said the resolution to 150 pixels. The next step is still feeling our background with the black color president Letter D on your keyboard to reset your foreground and background colors so that black becomes your foreground color and wide becomes your background called. Then use the keyboard shortcut out and backspace to feel your new documentary, the black foreground color to add your tax to the document said, like the type tool from the tools bullets on the left or president letter T to quickly access it with a keyboard shortcut, then go to the options bar at the top of your screen to select your phones. In this example, I'm going to use that the homophone that is bold and with the size of 180 points from the color box on the right, I will select the text color Toby whites. After you watch this video and become more familiar with the whole process, you can choose which era for your life from the ones you can be installed on your computer . Now click inside your document and add your texts. I will find the words killed as this is a new photo shop skill that you will acquire by following this class toe ally in your text vertically and horizontally, say, like the move toe press control and a on your keyboard to select all the elements of your document and by using the small icons on the top, align it vertically and horizontally and then press control indeed, to de select. The next step is to start creating our plastic effect, and the first thing we're going to do is to choose a color for it. We did text layer selected click on the Layer style cycle at the bottom of the layers section and select color overlay from the least. When the layer style window opens, it will be sent to the color over late options. In the middle column, click on the color box to choose a new color for your text. When the color picker window opens, I'm going to choose a light red for my text color. If you want to use the same color, his mind you can typing F F 7777 in the color code box and click OK to close the color picker window. What we want to do next is to give our text the three dimensional look by adding an inner shadow. While there is an inner shadow layer style, we're not going to use it because it's limited with its options. Instead, we're going to create our own inner shed a layer style by converting the inner glow style into a shadow. So do that. Click on the inner glow style on the left and make sure you clean directly on the words. Then change the blend mode at the top from screen to multiply. Okay, the default color won't for query well as the shadows of click on the color box. Choose a darker version of the color you have chosen for the text. If you want to use the same color, it's mine. You can type in 80 0000 in the color code box and click OK to close the color picker window , Then decrease the capacity of the shadow from 75 to around 50%. So it's not as intense. Make sure the edges selected for the source and decrease the size of the shadow to about 40 pixels. Your text will now look something like this. Next, click on the words battle and then boss in the list of layer styles on the left toe. At this style effect to our text in the shading section, click on the little arrow, pointing down to open the least off the glass Contour options. Instead of describing the shape of the contour to click on, click. This little icon in the top right corner and select largely is from the options so that you can see the thumbnail preview off the contour and the name of it. Scroll down the list until you come to the one named Ring double and double click on it to selected. With this control selected increased the death to 150% and the size of 40 pixels in the shading section said the angle to 120 degrees. If it's not already selected, increase the altitude to 60 degrees. Increase the capacity to 100% for the highlight boat and decrease the capacity to 0% of the shadow boat. These are the same things I used for my text. You may need to change them slightly, depending on the phone you're using and the size of your text. Now click on the world contour on the left of the layer style window. This time, scroll down the list until you come to the one named Rolling Slope dash, descending and double click on it to select it. To change the shiny effect of the text dragged the range slider toe the right to about 80% and click OK to close the layer style. For now, in order to duplicate the taxslayer, go to layer new and select layer by a copy option or your compressed control and J as a keyboard. Shortcuts. Then click on the original text layer in the layer section to select it. Click once again on the layer style. I come at the bottom of the layers section and select stroke from the list. When the layer style window with a stroke options opens, increase the stroke size to about 10 pixels, then click on the stroke Scholar box to choose a new collar for the stroke where the color picker window opens, Move your mouse over the text and your mouse cursor will change into the eyedropper. I can click near the edge of one of the letters to sample a shade off the color that's between the lightest and darkest collars in the text and click OK to close the color pecorino switch back to the battle and in both options on the left for the layer style window. We want to apply the better land in both style to the stroke itself. So to do that, click on the drop down menu and change the style from inner battle to stroke and bus. Go down to the glass control option and click on the down pointing arrow to the right off the contour Preview Thumbnail This time scroll down the list until you come to the one named Ring double and double click on it to selected while you're here, increase the capacity of the shadow mode from 0 to 50%. Go back to the top and said that value to about 50% and decrease the size for 15 pixels. Click OK to close the layer style window on You did it. That's it. Now you know how to add a plastic effect toe. Any text you want to save your file is a reference goto file and choose the same as option . If you want to say it is an image with a transparent background, high the background layer first and saving, there's a BNG file, so save it is an image with a white background. Saving there's a J peg five. I would really like to see a work and how your text with the plastic effect looks like after you save it is a PNG or JPG file uploaded to the Project galler of this class by clicking on your project link below this video, I really hold this video helps you out. If it did, go ahead and help me out by liking this video, sharing it with other students. And don't forget to upload your work to the Project Gallery. If you're not sure how to do it, watch the next short video that will show you step by step. How to do it as always. Thank you so much for watching my class. And I'll see you in the next one where I will show you how to add another great effect for your text shop. 3. Before You Go... IMPORTANT!: Hello and welcome. Before you upload your work to the Project Gallery, please be so kind to recommend this class to other students. You can do that by clicking the yes button about this video. When the pop up window opens, you can include your short review, which is optional, and then click the blue Submit button bill in orderto upload the screenshot off your work. Clean the your project link below this video and in the provided section, enter the title upload image by clicking the leak on the right. Leave a short message about this class. Select the public option from the drop down menu and click creates. Thanks for watching, and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.