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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]

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]

3D in Photoshop CS6–Combining Objects

March 26, 2013

In our continuing series on 3D in Photoshop CS6, we look at combining multiple 3D objects into a composite model. We'll create and combine separate 3D extrusions, and prepare our model for the addition of photo-realistic materials in the next episode [More]

Creating the One Ring in 3D

April 19, 2011

As a Tolkien fan, I’m always interested in the lore and art that accompany the Lord of the Rings literature. So, I thought, why not try to recreate the One Ring in all its fiery presence? [More]

Working with 3D Materials in Photoshop CS5

October 5, 2010

Over the past couple of weeks, my tips have focused on new and interesting ways to create 3D objects with Photoshop CS5. However, the objects we’ve created have all been a bit cartoonish, with [More]

Photoshop 3D – What’s an Extrusion?

September 28, 2010

As I was experimenting with Photoshop CS5’s new Repousse feature for 3D last week, I had the sudden realization that I hadn’t had this much fun since I was a kid. And that led me to the [More]