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Clear Plastic Text

This is a quite simple tutorial to create a very nice plastic feel to your texts and shapes..

Start a new document, and use your type tool to create your text. Make it big and bold, and color #B7E1F7.

Note: The settings I use in this tutorial is for my text size 350px with font Georgia. If you are using a different font, at different size, you may need to adjust some settings to get it look right.

Now just apply the following layer style settings to the text.


Layer » Layer Style - >Bevel and Emboss

Layer » Layer Style - >Inner Glow
Layer » Layer Style - >Inner Shadow

Layer » Layer Style - >Drop Shadow


Applied to a shape


Another Shape:

Now CTRL+Click on the text layer to make a selection, then click on the Add adjustment layer from the bottom of the layers pallete, and select levels.

and adjust the sliders so you get a picture like the one to the left. Here is what i used:

This technique can be applied to shapes and objects too, not just text, so experiment and come up with something cool.

Here I applied it to some shapes words using the above technique, only changed the original color from step 1 and set the fill level of the text to about 40%


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