Making 3D elements in Photoshop cs4
3D is the ultimate kind of Graphic Designing but Adobe Photoshop is never considered to be equipped for 3D graphics. Still, While I’m a 3D tutorial writer, I can safely say that Photoshop is a powerful tool for many kinds of 3D designing, such as 3D logos, 3D typography and so on.
Today I’m sharing a basic level 3D object making tutorial with you. This is just to set your tone, and we will shift towards advanced level tutorials in near future.
This is what we aim to make.
Create a new file with white background of 600 x 600 dimension.
From shapes select sun shape and create it in the center of the page.
Now press F7 to activate the layers panel and right click on it and select rasterize layer.
Select the sun center with elliptical marquee tool and press delete.
Now take another shape named floral ornament and create it in the center of sun and rasterize this layer too.
Now select the both layers and merge them down.
Reshape the image by holding down the CTRL button down like shown in the image.
Click on Image Menu > adjustment and desaturate.
Now open filter menu, click Stylize and select emboss.
You will have to adjust parameters as shown and click ok.
Now hold down ALT button and press up arrow repeatedly until you get the required 3d height.
Now you will see lot of layers in layer panel. Select top most layer double click it to access layers style and select gradient overlay and select any of your favorite one.
Select all the layers except top one and merge them by right clicking on them.
Hold down CTRL button and click on merged layer to select its border outside and insert a new layer.
Set color to dark brown as shown in the image.
Now select paint bucket tool and fill it in the selection.
Select all three layer except the white background layer and merge them.
Hold ALT and move the shape to copy it above it.
Create a new layer select with rectangle marquee and fill it with gradient.
Select the 2nd shape layer and decrease its opacity to 30%.
At the very end, I have created the “Designzzz” text using the same procedure. I should also confess that I changed the gradient color of the object in the end.