Creating shining plastic text
In this recipe, we are going to create text and make it look like it is made of a plastic material.
We can create shining plastic text by carrying out the following steps:
- In a new file, create a new layer. Use the Text Tool to create the text you want. Pick a bright color, and place the text around the middle of the canvas.
- Select Layer | Merge Down from the menu or by right-clicking on the layer's name in the Layers dialog:
Then, choose Alpha to Selection to select everything on the layer that is not transparent. ...