NSL WEEK 293- Adobe Photoshop “3D Text Extrusion Basics”

3D in Adobe Photoshop has intimidated me for a while… until NOW.

Check out the video above to learn the basics.

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It’s really not that difficult. The main thing is to look at 3D one section at a time. I think seeing all these different controls would throw me off. Turns out a lot of the controls are the same. Adobe just gives you a ton of options so that you can get the exact look you’re going for.

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New 3D Extrusion from Selected Layer

Once you have your text laid out, go into the 3D menu and choose “New 3D Extrusion from Selected Layer”. With a single click you end up with your 3D object.

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3D Workspace

Once you create your extrusion, Photoshop goes through a transformation. It brings you into the “3D Workspace” to help you out. This used to confuse me but now it makes sense. Photoshop is giving you the tools you need for this type of project.

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3D Deform Object

When you activate “Deform” you get this really cool Heads Up Display to stretch and pull your 3D Object to change things up.

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Split Extrusion

I wanted to show you how to “Split Extrusion” into separate pieces because, at a certain point, you are going to want to play around with each individual piece. Only do this after you are confident that your text is accurate because you can’t come back and edit the text after you commit to this.

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Render Object

The final step is to “Render” your scene. This is where Photoshop smooths out the edges, shadows and highlights. This takes a while so have a fun activity planned =)

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Watch me learn!!!

https://player.twitch.tv/?video=v123804100&autoplay=falseWatch live video from sbOTC on www.twitch.tv

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Watch me teach!!!

https://player.twitch.tv/?video=v124084920&autoplay=falseWatch live video from sbOTC on www.twitch.tv

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