Plastic Fantastic

Plastic Fantastic

I love these gel-type text styles, though I must admit I don't think I've ever actually used one in a real design. But who cares, they are so fun to make. This one uses two copies of the text and two different layer styles (similar to our first two metal texts earlier).
You can see the two layers below. The main styling is done in the bottom layer, while the top one is used to create that shine effect.

Plastic Fantastic

In the bottom layer we've used a bunch of glows, altered shadows, and gradient overlays. You can see the actual settings further below.

Plastic Fantastic
Plastic Fantastic

In this layer I've heavily modified a Bevel and Emboss style to create that sharp-edged highlight. Again, you can see the exact settings, including the shape of the gradient contour below.

Plastic Fantastic
Plastic Fantastic

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