Its, its, yes you guessed it, another plastic tutorial, god i hate plastic tuts, On a new layer make the shape you want in black (can use text if you want)

Select the layer like this, then create a new layer

Using the gradient fill tool, fill it with a 2 tone colour of your choice

Gaussian blur this layer at around 7

Now apply the render lighting effect filter, default will do, mess around with it ( make sure your layer is selected in the texture channel or it'll be flat)

Thats it, i just stuck some buttons in it and added a dropshadow, if you mess around with the curves you can get it to look shiny but i prefer the dull plastic

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