Realistic Chrome and Glossy Plastic Text Effect

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Posted on : 10-03-2009 | By : admin | In : Effects, Photoshop

Are you in the mood for some glossy plastic and reflective chrome text effect? I bet you do. Chrome effects are very difficult to create because chrome has no color at all. It’s all about reflections. Glossy plastics are a bit easier, but tricky as well. So, let’s learn how some advanced Photoshop Layer Styles tricks to create some stunning chrome and plastic text effect.

For this effect I used the Helvetica Rounded Bold font, but you can use any rounded font you want. Some other similar free fonts are: Junegull, Zorque and You’re gone. This effect will look better on rounded fonts, but trying other fonts can bring some interesting results as well. The image below shows the final result:
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