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Scatter 3D Text By Letter in Photoshop

March 23, 2017

In this video I take the techniques from the last two videos and then ‘scatter’ the text, individually. Just for fun I also make the ground plane reflective too! Creating a 3D Ground [More]

Create 3D Glass Text in Photoshop

March 17, 2017

  Following on from my last post where I showed you to how to move text to an existing ground plane, in this video I make some glass effect 3D text. I also recorded a video for [More]

Introduction to 3D in Photoshop

September 30, 2016

In this video I create a simple scene using the 3D capabilities of Photoshop CC. I’ll look at making a soda can, 3D text, casting shadows and even a reflection.   [More]

Advanced Compositing With The PixelSquid 3D Photoshop Extension

December 3, 2015

In this tutorial we'll look at the advanced features of the plugin, where we can import a high-resolution layered Photoshop PSD file that replaces the low-resolution preview. As well as being highly detailed, the PSD version gives us the ability to blend the 3D object into the scene using specially created layers that allow us to easily control the colour and tone as well as being able to quickly select and adjust the different components of the object. [More]

Wrap a 2D Image onto a 3D Cylinder in Photoshop

May 27, 2014

Today we answer a viewer question from the TipSquirrel mailbag: How do I wrap a 2D image onto a 3D cylinder in Photoshop? For an existing file or JPG image, the solution isn’t difficult, but as with all things Photoshop, there are a number of ways to accomplish this task. [More]

Abstract Photoshop Technique

April 3, 2014

There are endless ways to create abstract images, but here’s one that’s just fun. This abstract Photoshop technique has you interacting with the image, pushing pixels around, and it can be as much fun as finger painting, but without all the mess. The way this works is to start with an image that has vibrant colors and a bit of contrast and texture, then warp and manipulate layers, blending the results together using the Photoshop layer blend modes. You’ll never know where you’ll end up when you start, but the exploration is half the fun. This abstract Photoshop technique is flexible and extensible, and you can add on to your heart’s content. In this video, I even go so far as to take a copy of the image and wrap it onto a 3D sphere to add some additional geometric surrealism. [More]

3D Particle Field in Photoshop CC

January 7, 2014

Creating a particle field using Photoshop's 3D features requires a few tricks, but with a little setup and the right techniques, you can create some fantastic random effects. [More]

Photoshop 3D Depth Maps

November 26, 2013

Creating a depth map within Photoshop's 3D engine is easy, and it's a great way to allow you to sculpt irregular surfaces. Using black and white similar to dodging and burning, you can lift and push the surface of your 3D object to give it added depth and realism. [More]

3D Fish in Photoshop CC

October 1, 2013

Use the 3D extrusion capabilities of Photoshop CC to create a realistic school of 3D fish, easily, by starting with a simple flat image. [More]

3D Filmstrip Effect in Photoshop

September 17, 2013

Take advantage of the 3D capabilities of Photoshop to make a real film strip that you can twist, move and position in your composition with complete flexibility. [More]

Image Based 3D Lights in Photoshop

July 23, 2013

Photoshop CS6 and later offers the traditional light sources for your 3D models: infinite lights, point lights, and spot lights, all fully customizable. However, there's another kind of light - an "image based light," or IBL - that has some special features. We can use any image as a light source, and in doing so, we can help our 3D model to more closely match the colors of its environment, adding an extra touch of realism. [More]

Lighting 3D in Photoshop CS6

May 14, 2013

In a continuation of my series on learning 3D in Photoshop CS6 today's topic is lighting your models. Learn the different types of lights that are available in Photoshop's 3D space, and how to control and manipulate them for best effect. [More]

3D in Photoshop CS6 – Materials Properties

April 2, 2013

In the conclusion of this segment, we will look at assigning and modifying properties of 3D objects to define transparency and reflections. We'll create a reflection on the ground plan, and make some basic adjustments to the light in the image to soften the shadows. If you missed the first part, you can find it in my post on 3D in Photoshop – Combining Objects. [More]
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