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Christmas Cookies in Photoshop 3D


The gifts are wrapped, the tree is decorated, and you’re ready for your long winter’s nap. But wait – you’ve forgotten something: the cookies! Never fear, with Photoshop you can whip up some great Christmas cookies from scratch.

In this two part tutorial (with both parts presented here), I make use of some freely available assets that you can download for your own use and experimentation:

Christmas Cookie customer shapes from Adobe Photoshop Exchange

Free 3D model of a plate from TheFree3DModels.com

Watch, enjoy, try it yourself; and have a happy and safe holiday, and a prosperous new year. I’ll see you in January!

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Part 2:

About Michael Hoffman (224 Articles)
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.

3 Comments on Christmas Cookies in Photoshop 3D

  1. I hear this name first photoshop 3d and the products are looking real and too much creative.

  2. Hello, I was quite excited to try these and downloaded the cookies and followed you up to the point where you clicked on the 3D button and I went to do the same but … when I did, I realized that I do not have PS extended and thus I assume that I do not have the 3D because of this which means I cannot make them. Just want you to confirm that this is why I could not find the 3D button.

  3. Kelly,

    Yes, I’m sorry to say that the 3D capabilities are only in Photoshop CS5 Extended. You can download a 30 day free trial from Adobe, but if you already have PS CS5 installed you may not want to mess with it, at least not on the same machine.


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