How to Create 3D Objects in Photoshop

How to Create 3D Objects in Photoshop

How to Create 3D Objects in Photoshop
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For this tutorial, you’ll need Adobe CS5 Extended & above.

Create a new file. I’ve created one with 1200 x 700 pixels.

Add a new Layer. Go to the paint bucket tool and fill with white. Then add a Gradient Overlay either by right-clicking on the fx button or double-clicking on the new Layer which will open the Layer Style window. Go to the Gradient Overlay settings option. In my case, I have changed the gradient color, checked the Reverse option, change the Angle to -177° & style to Radial.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11145″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Create Text. Click on the Type tool & type your word/phrase. Arrange the size of the word.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11146″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Now convert this into a 3D object. Go to 3D > Repousse > Text Layer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11147″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Click Ok on this text layer because it must be rasterized… a dialog box will appear.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11148″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This will open Repousse window.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11149″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Let’s turn on the 3D Axis, 3D Ground Plane, 3D Light & 3D Selection by clicking on Show All.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11150″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Now we’ll go back to the Extrude box, change the Depth: .5, Height: 8, Width: 6, Mesh Quality: Best.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11151″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Click Ok

Go to the layers and click on 3D under the 3D layer (your naming would be different depending on what you specified).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11152″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This will open a new tab containing the object rasterize text made earlier.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11153″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Change the foreground & background colors (if you like) and double click on the Layer to open Layer Style & click on Gradient Overlay. Change the settings as you like. I have checked Reverse & changed the Angle to 79°.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11154″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11155″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Click Ok & Save it with Ctrl + S. Close the file.

Go back to the original file. There’s one more thing we would like to change with the text. Click on the 3D Extrusion Material – … & click on it.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11156″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This will open in a new tab.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11157″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This will be blank right now. Go ahead and fill in with the foreground color either by going to clicking on the Paint Bucket tool or by pressing Alt + Backspace.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11158″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Now go ahead and add Gradient Overlay by double clicking on the layer and open the Layer Style window.

Click on the Gradient bar & open the Gradient Editor. Click on the lighter color and set it to the foreground color (you can set your own color of choice). Click on Ok & hit Ok again.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11159″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Save the new tab by pressing Ctrl + S and close the tab.

Now we can start casting shadows. Select the 3D Object Rotate Tool.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11160″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]And rotate the 3D object by clicking on the green line and dragging upwards.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11161″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The final image will look like this.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11162″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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