Adobe Photoshop Tutorials
Glowing Plastic Text
This plastic text with a glow is what you are going to create:
Create a blank document of the desired size. (This one is 360 x 250 pixel)
Type your text, right click it's layer and choose Rasterize Type.
Apply Box Blur to the text (click Filter --> Blur --> Box Blur)
Use a different radius for a different outcome.
Merge down the layers (CTRL-E) and apply the Plastic wrap filter ( Filter --> Artistic --> Plastic Wrap). You might want to change the settings for different effects.
Now Use Filter --> Brush Strokes --> Accented Edges.
It will look like this now:
Hit CTRL-U and choose a color.. the values below will result in the blue of the example.
This is what you get:
Now, if you want to remove the excessive glow above the text go to Image --> Adjustments --> Levels and set it to this:
There's your final plastic text: