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3D Filmstrip Effect in Photoshop

3DFilmstrip 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.


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Mike has been a photographer, artist, educator, and technophile for most of his life. Early in his career, he created technical illustrations and photographs for electronic equipment manufacturers, and taught classes in computer aided drafting and 3D modeling software. When digital cameras became widely available in the late 1990s, the move was a natural one, and has led to a happy combination of technology, software, photography and art. Mike is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and Acrobat, and is well versed in Lightroom and Photoshop Elements, as well as Illustrator and InDesign. He has also contributed his time and efforts to the excellent work being done by Operation Photo Rescue, in restoring photographs damaged by natural disasters. As an active member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, he continues his quest for excellence in art, excellence in design, and excellence in education.

2 Comments on 3D Filmstrip Effect in Photoshop

  1. steveheap // 18/09/2013 at 9:46 pm //

    I was going really well with this, created my stroked shape with the pen tool, and the first time I tried New 3D Extrusion from Selected Layer it all worked as you said. I didn’t like my curve so I went back and tried again. Every time I now get “Could not complete the new 3D extrusion because the path is too complex. I’ve restarted the computer – everything I can think, but I’m stuck. I’m on CS6 windows 64 bit. Any ideas?


  2. This can happen if your path is a raster object rather than an actual path. PS is complaining most likely be3cause of the “jaggies” of a rasterized shape. Make sure you’re creating a shape layer and not pixels, or create your path and try “3d Extrusion from selected path” instead.


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