Effects - Plastic
was developed to please the costumer. It was necessary
to develop an effect that the plastic letters seemed to
be inflated. It deserves to be taken into action.
But, I leave it to whoever wishes to make it. It is not
an effect for a PhotoShop beginner. I will try to teach
it the easiest way as possible.
Create a new
file RGB, in the File menu: File>New, 10X3 cm, Background
Color. In the tool bar select Type Tool and type
the word PhotoShop in block letters.
In the menu
bar, click Window: Window>Show Channels. Select
the Blue Channel and duplicate it clicking on the arrow on the right upper side of the
window and on the Duplicate Channel. You will see
its new channel as in the example below.
Keep the copy
of the selected channel. Now, in the Filter menu: Filter>Blur>Gaussian
Blur with Radius of 2 and Click on Ok.
Still in the
Filter menu: Filter>Stylize>Glowing Edges with the
pattern of 3, 3 and 2.
In the Select
menu: Select>Load Selection. In the Channels window,
click on RGB. In the Layer menu: Layer>Type>Render. In the tool bar select the Airbrush Tool and
paint the selection blue or use another color.
Now, in the
Filter menu: Filter>Artistic>Plastic Wrap... in
the menu. Filter still Filter>Render>Lighting
Effects with the following pattern: Style Default, Light
Type Spotlight, Intensity 100, Focus 69, glass 100, Material
-100, exposure 0, ambience 50 Texture Channel Blue Copy,
Height 50. The result must be the same or quite similar
to the example bellow.
If you want
to change the background in the Channels window delete
the channel Blue Copy in the Layer menu: Layer>Flatten
Image and in the Select menu: Select>Color Range with
Fuzziness of 69. Click with the dropper on the
white background to select it and with the Airbrush tool
paint it in black. The result is seen on the example