If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then we’ve got a mouth-watering treat for you. In this tutorial we will show you how Photoshop CS6 Extended’s new 3D tools can be utilized to create a typographic illustration.
We will also use plenty of free stock images and making full use of Photoshop’s non-destructive features, such as Adjustment Layers and Masks. Let’s get started!
- Applications Used: Photoshop CS6 Extended
- Difficulty: Advanced
- Estimated Completion Time: 2h +
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Final Product What You’ll Be Creating
Create a new canvas 14.85cm wide x 10.5cm high with the Resolution at 300dpi. Set the Color Mode to RGB and the Background Contents as White.
Grab the Type Tool (T) and add the first character at 160pt in this font, then click the color chip in the Character tab and recolor it to # 5d1e0f.
Choose 3D & New Extrusion from Selected Layer. If you’ve not got the 3D workspace active, the following prompt will appear.
If you ever used CS5’s 3D Repousse Tool, you’ll know how far it was from being user-friendly. The 3D experience in CS6 has been totally overhauled and is much more intuitive as everything is built into your workspace. Grab the Move Tool (V), drag to reposition the 3d plane as shown.
You’ll see the Properties panel on the right. Click the Cap icon (1) and copy the settings shown. Now activate the Deform icon (2) and copy these settings too. Now activate the Mesh icon and turn off both shadow options.
…and that’s the end of the preview!
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