3 January 2009

3D Text Effect - 2009

In this tutorial you’ll gonna learn how to create a Colorful 3D Text effect in photoshop.

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a new file (File>New) of 1280x1024 px and 72 dpi. Choose then the Rectangle Tool (U) to stretch out the rectangle on the whole working zone.
Set then Blending Options>Gradient Overlay (on the same layer on the layers’ panel). Follow the next indications:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Select the Custom Shape Tool (U)

Custom Shape Tool (U). "" You use the shape tools to draw lines, rectangles, rounded rectangles, and ellipses in an image. In Photoshop, you can also draw polygons and create custom shape libraries to reuse and share custom shapes.
'); return false">Custom Shape Tool (U)
and choose the next demonstrated element:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Put it the same way demonstrated below:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Set the same opacity level shown below:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Set the next Blending Options:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

You should get the next result:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Using the Ellipse Tool (U)

Ellipse Tool (U). "" Use the ellipse tool to draw ovals and circles. To draw a circle, hold down the Shift key while dragging. Double-click the ellipse tool to open the Color inspector.'); return false">Ellipse Tool (U)
and the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U)

Rounded Rectangle Tool (U). "" To reshape the corners of a rounded rectangle, select the rounded rectangle tool and select the rectangle. Extra selection handles appear inside the rectangle corners. Dragging an inside handle toward the center of the rectangle to make it more rounded; drag it toward the outside of the rectangle to make it less rounded.'); return false">Rounded Rectangle Tool (U)
with a radius of 10 px, we can represent a cloud out of several circles, representing also the effect of painting stain.

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Select the next Blending Options for each element:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Make copies for all the layers. Mark out the copied layers (Ctrl+left click) and put them together (Ctrl+E). Put the new layer under the original one, applying on it the next indicated Blending Options:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

You’ll get the next picture on this stage:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Open up the Adobe Illustrator to represent the year of 2009 in 3D. Select the same text’s demands as on the next picture it is represented. Choose also the color #FC0101.

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Then write the first cipher 2, applying the settings of Effect>3D>Extrude&Bevel

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Write now the 0 cipher, following the next demands:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

The second 0 cipher…

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

…and finally 9.

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Place the ciphers we’ve got the same way indicated below, mark them out and move them in Photoshop.

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Place them above the layers:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), insert a kind of element, demonstrated next picture:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Set the next demonstrated parameters:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Make a right click on this layer on the layers’ panel and choose the option Rasterize Layer. Applying the Eraser Tool (E)

Eraser Tool (E). "" The Eraser tool changes pixels in the image as you drag through them. If you\'re working in the background or in a layer with transparency locked, the pixels change to the background color; otherwise, the pixels are erased to transparency. You can also use the eraser to return the affected area to a state selected in the History palette.'); return false">Eraser Tool (E)
, try to erase the unnecessary elements, getting the picture from below:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Do the same operations, following the next demands:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

You’ll get the next picture:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

We got some stylish ciphers:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a new layer and use on it the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M)

Rectangular Marquee Tool (M). "" The marquee tools let you select rectangles, ellipses, rounded rectangles (ImageReady), and 1-pixel rows and columns. By default, a selection border is dragged from its corner.'); return false">Rectangular Marquee Tool (M)
for the necessary markings and then apply the Paint Bucket Tool (G)

Paint Bucket Tool (G). "" The Paint Bucket tool fills adjacent pixels that are similar in color value to the pixels you click.'); return false">Paint Bucket Tool (G)
to give the markings the appropriate color. Insert several lines on the picture, having the color #FFCF8A

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

The unnecessary things will be erased with the Eraser Tool (E).

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

For the next cipher we’ll use the next demonstrated element. In this case we’ll represent an arbitrary pattern replacing with white figures as on the next image it is shown. Then put together the layers and rasterize the new layer we’ve got. Fill 30% for the last made layer and erase those things we don’t need on the picture:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Next we’ll insert several circles and lines on the rest of the ciphers:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

The wallpapers are done!

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