Here's a plasmarized version of Scarlett Johansson. Again, I traced the contours from a photo and colorized everything by eye.
It is now possible to create custom fonts. For the font below, I first imported a Verdana TTF and modified the characters so that they are extruded and shaded in grey tones. The result was saved as plasma font which can be used by the text tool to write arbitrary texts, as seen in the image below.
Here is a quick test of plasma's extrusion and deformation tools. I first created a simple writing using the Trebuchet font. Then I converted it to editable plasma shapes which I then extruded and painted. Finally, I used a deformation feature to create the distorted look. The shadow was created using blurred versions of the characters.