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In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to how to create 3D logo text.
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Hey guys, this is Clayton Jenkins with yet another tutorial, one quick note if you can’t do this tutorial by yourself, I suggest going ahead and trying out my contest which I put right here somewhere I linked to that and basically what the contest is, is I’ll do any multimedia project for you and the only rule is you have to be a subscriber and give me a hell of good answer; so other then that, let’s get started. Today I’m going to be demonstrating how to use 3D text in Photoshop and I’m going to be doing a spring type tutorial here as you can see down there, that’s what the finished product looks something like, and you’ll need several things, one of which being Photoshop, obviously and second being Adobe Illustrator, and a post link in the side bar where you can get there at the (--) below in HD where you can get this for a trial. Okay so we’ll open up Illustrator and as you can see I did my name in 3D text, but we’ll type this later and I’ll show you how to do this from scratch. You’ll pull the text tool and I’m going to want to go to create a new layer, so that we don’t mess things up too badly, okay, and type the letter of your choice, I’m going to type C, not, I’m going to type R and then a Y, since I get the letter, make sure it’s bold as I have been bolding up here, come up here to you’re a black player tool, the general select tool, go to effect 3D Extrude and Bevel , okay, make sure you have preview clicked like so, oh, first I need to change the color to white, so come back on your text tool, select it, come up here to your character color and change it to white, okay, as you can see its disappeared, back to the black general tool, select tool, 3D Extrude and Bevel. With the preview on it will actually work quite nicely, okay. For this I think 38 will work for depth, I’m going to create something like that, I’m going to turn on the Bevel, the Classic and maybe 3, okay, now you come down here and shift and make it bigger and anyways, do as many as you like and spell out your name vertically or horizontally, maybe off it to the distance and you can apply all kinds of Neath lying so you can actually make a 3D light, oh that’s too much, anyways, you know what to do from there. Now I can just right click and copy, I’m just going to hit Control C, come in to Photoshop, to lower, and as you can see I can just hit Control V, make sure it’s all paste as a smart object and basically I kind of put in this effect vector which means that you can make it as large or small as you like and it doesn’t lose any quality like so. So anyways, I’m going to get rid of this smart object and just work with my name, okay. So as you can see I write my name here and the first thing we’re going to like to do is supply a background and gradient color like I have, I just picked 2 colors, kind of lighter one and then black, I don’t really particularly like this colors so I would just suggest you choose your own, and how you do that is you just get rid of the background, create a new layer below your Vector’s smart object, which is your letters, you use your gradient tool and so now we’re going to want to color our letters which is actually pretty simple, as you can see I’ve got the gradient’s layers here and I’ve already gone and have them colored in for now and I’ll show you how you can do this from scratch so I’ll just start with the O, I’ll zoom in here, okay now you’re going to want to come over here to your magic wand select tool, make sure you have your Vector smart object which will be your text, select it and then go ahead and select it, make sure your Tolerance is on 1, because you don’t want me picking up any of the side walls, just the front. I guess you could color the side walls but just for the sake of this tutorial we won’t be; so I’ve done that, now we’re going to want to go to layer, new layer, I’m going to type O gradient, hit OK, I’m going to block it into the gradients folder just for the sake of being organized, come down to O gradient, I’m going to fill it with black so you‘re going to want to switch it around so you get black, go to your gradient tool, hold it, go to your paint bucket and just simply drag in and fill with black paint, I’m going to double click for the latest styles, come down to gradient overlay, and as you can see it’s already picked up on it. I’m going to go to the blend mode, go ahead and hit screen and then you can change the gradient to whatever you want. Up cut ahead and just gone to the simple gradients and there’s already quite a few pretty simple colors listed, I would just like to go in and change the white to something just a little bit off white so it’s just not so plain, I guess, then I like to change the angle of it, but really as it’s up to you guys. Okay, so now our O, as a gradient, I’m going to do the same thing for N, okay, I think that looks good. And so the next part, the next step, I’m going to make sure I drag this into my gradients like so, the next step is to apply flowers on top of the letters and you can see I’ve already done the first 4, but I’ll just show you how to do the next 2, it’s actually very simple. So create a new layer on top, type with floral, like a have, lay a new layer, select your Vector text letters, select the letter that you want to essentially make flowers over, go back to floral and then go to your paint brush tool and I downloaded a whole bunch of spring brushes and I’ll provide a link in the side bar, just pick one and obviously you’ve noticed this is an (--) begins tutorial because I’m skipping out here a lot of steps like import brushes, so yeah, and then make sure you’re out on white paint and you can see it very faintly, yeah, I got it, so it’s there and you know not necessarily it’s because my opacity is down a little bit for a little bit lighter touch but I’ll go back into the Vector brush tool, come down slight and go back up to floral because we don’t want all of the flowers be on one layer and do the same thing. So up to my brush tool, it’s like some type of flowers and then just there you got it, you might want in the smaller ones but I like that so, now we have our 3D text with flowers all over them. Let’s make a background flowers like so, and this is actually really, really easy, I’ll just do it again; layer, new layer bgfloral, okay, I’m going to drag this just above our background so it doesn’t disappear and maybe make our brushes so they’re not so big and just go ahead and 3 or 4, I don’t know, I’m not going to tell you what’s better more or less but you know make it look like it’s springy like it’s growing or something, so that will work, not the best placement but you guys can do better, double click, hit glow, outer glow, make sure the color is white, I mean, you can choose any color you like, I like to make it spread kind of coming out a little bit in size, just play around that so makes it look like it’s glowing. So anyways, yeah, there you have it, that’s just basically how you do a 3D effect, I hope you enjoyed the tip tutorial, I hope you learned a lot, I hope you enter the contest which I’ll put there again, so cheers.