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Plastic Engraved type in Photoshop Photoshop Tutorial

How to make 3d Plastic engraved text effect in Photoshop

Step 1


Start with the background. This is one I made using a couple of gradients.

Step 2

Add a new layer with your type on it.


Step 3

Duplicate your background layer. Press Ctrl/Cmd+J
Ctrl/Cmd click on your type layer to start the “marching ants”
Make sure your top background layer is active.
Press delete, you won’t see any difference, but you just cut a hole in your layer.
Click the eye icon next tothe type layer to hide it.


Step 4


click the “f” at the bottom od the layers pallette to add a layer style.

Go to bevel and emboss and fool around until you get a similar result. See your type appear just like magic.

Keep the layer style box open.


Step 5

Now go to drop shadow and add a similar setting.

Click ok to apply your effect.


Step 6


Now lets darken the background a bit for some added realism.

Select the bottom background layer.

Press Ctrl/Cmd+L to open the levels box

Drag the left most slider in a bit and the middle one to the right a bit to darken things up a tad.


Step 7


Here is the result!



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