hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I've done many tutorials showing how to
use the 3d filter in Photoshop to create
the look of powerful effective 3d images
in this tutorial I'm going to show you
how to create the look of 3d text with
deep shadows and bright deflections
without using the 3d filter we'll begin
by creating a new document press ctrl n
on Windows or command n on a Mac give
your document to name and make its width
1550 pixels its height 870 pixels and
it's resolution 300 pixels per inch the
color mode is RGB and 8 bits per channel
click the small box to open the color
picker in the brightness field type in
five percent and click OK on both
click the new layer icon to make a new
layer will fill the empty layer with
black to do this press Shift + the f5
key at the top of your keyboard to open
the fill window open the flyout list
click black and click OK
change the blend mode to screen
go to filter render and lens flare make
the brightness 125 percent and the lens
type 50 to 300 millimeter zoom drag the
lens flare approximately here in the
preview window and click OK
click the icon at the upper right of the
layers panel and click convert to smart
object the reason for this is so we can
adjust change or remove the effects that
we'll be adding to it go to filter blur
and Gaussian blur
make the radius 90 pixels
and click OK or press Enter or return
we're ready to set our text
open your horizontal type tool and pick
a font i'm using agency FB regular if
you'd like to use it I provided its link
in my video's description or project
files I'll make its size a hundred
points but you may want to adjust this
amount based on the font you choose and
the amount of characters in your text
the aliasing is sharp and the alignment
is centered click the color box
in the brightness field type in thirty
five percent then click OK
click on your document and type at your
text to Center it on your document click
your move tool and press ctrl or command
click the align horizontal centers icon
and the align vertical centers icon then
deselect it by pressing ctrl or command
D since we'll be adding deep shadows to
the bottom of the text let's slide the
text up a bit by pressing the up arrow
on your keyboard approximately this much
convert the text into a smart object
click the FX icon and click bevel &
make the style inner bevel the technique
chisel hard and the depth a hundred
percent make the direction up and the
size 3 pixels make the angle 135 degrees
and the altitude 50 degrees
the highlight mode is screen with an
opacity of 75% the shadow mode is linear
burn and its opacity is also 75% then
make the lens flare active and may
copy of it by pressing ctrl or command J
drag the copy above your text layer and
hide its blur filter
presently the lens flare is showing
through the text and the background
however we want it to show only through
the text and not the background to do
this will make the lens flare copy into
a clipping mask which will clip it to
the one layer below it which is the text
to do this press ctrl alt G on Windows
or command option G on a Mac
next we'll begin the process of making
the deep three-dimensional shadows
ctrl-click or command click the
thumbnail of your text to make a
selection of it
hide the text layer
and make layer 1 active click the new
layer icon to make a new layer above the
active layer in this empty layer will
fill the selection with black open the
fill window it remembers the last fill
content which was black so just press
Enter or return then deselect it
next we'll create an action to build our
open your actions panel if you don't see
it go to window and actions click the
icon on the right and click new set name
it shadows and click OK or press Enter
immediately a new action set was added
to your actions panel click the icon
again and this time click new action the
new action window will pop up click the
record button now every step you'll do
will be added to this action it doesn't
record the time between your steps it'd
only be Cotts the steps themselves so
take your time the first step in your
action is to make a copy of layer 2
which is the selection of our texts that
we filled with black press ctrl or
command J to make a copy of it
double click the copy to open its layer
style window click drop shadow
the blend mode is multiply and the
opacity is a hundred percent uncheck
global light and make the angle 135
degrees the distance is two pixels and
the spread and size is zero then click
merge the layer to copy with layer 2 by
pressing ctrl or command e
then click the stop button to stop
recording your actions click the action
to make it active and click the play
button each time you click the play
button it will add two more pixels to
the depth of your shadow I'll click it
approximately 30 times to make a solid
shadow this deep
let's rename this layer 3d shadow make a
copy of it by pressing ctrl or command J
name the copy blur shadow and reduce its
opacity to sixty percent make your text
layer visible but keep your blur shadow
layer active go to filter blur and
blur it 10 pixels and click OK
drag the blurred
down and to the right next I'll show you
how to change its colors
scroll to the top and make your top
layer active click the adjustment layer
icon and click color balance
there are three tonal ranges shadows
mid-tones and highlights within each
tonal range there are three color bars
that show the color changes for the red
green and blue channels by dragging a
slider towards a color you'll increase
that color in the image
have fun experimenting with various
color combinations in all three tonal
ranges until you get the look you want
this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
thanks for watching
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I've done many tutorials showing how to use
the 3-D filter in Photoshop to create the
look of powerful and effective 3-D images.
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how
to create the look of 3-D text with deep shadows
and bright reflections without using the 3-D
filter. We'll begin by creating a new document.
Press Ctrl + N on Windows or Cmd + N on a
Mac. Give your document a name and make its
Width: 1550 pixels, its Height: 870 pixels
and its Resolution: 300 pixels per inch. The
Color Mode is RBG and 8 bits per channel.
Click the small box to open the Color Picker.
In the Brightness field, type in 5% and click OK on both windows.
Click the New Layer icon to make a new layer.
We'll fill the empty
layer with black. To do this, press Shift
+ F5 at the top of your keyboard to open the Fill window. Open the flyout list. Click Black and click OK.
Change the Blend Mode to "Screen".
Go to FIlter, Render and Lens Flare.
Make the Brightness: 125% and the Lens Type: 50-300mm Zoom.
Drag the lens flare approximately here in the preview window and click OK.
Click the icon at the upper, right of the Layers panel and click "Convert to Smart Object".
The reason for this is so we can adjust, change
or remove the effects that we'll be adding
to it. Go to Filter, Blur and Gaussian Blur.
Make the Radius: 90 pixels and click OK or
press Enter or Return. We're ready to set
our text. Open your Horizontal Type Tool and
pick a font. I'm using "Agency FB Regular".
If you'd like to use it, I provided its link
in my video's description or project files.
I'll make its size: 100 points, but you may
want to adjust this amount based on the font
you choose and the amount of characters in your text. The aliasing is Sharp and the Alignment is centered.
Click the color box. In the Brightness
field, type in 35%. Then, click OK.
Click on your doucment and type out your text. To
center it on your document, click your Move
Tool and press Ctrl or Cmd + A.
Click the "Align Horizontal Centers" icon
and the "Align Vertical Centers" icon.
Then, deselect it
by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + D. SInce, we'll
be adding deep shadows to the bottom of the
text, let's slide it up a bit by pressing
the "Up" arrow key on your keyboard approximately
this much. Convert the text into a Smart Object.
Click the "fx" icon and click "Bevel & Emboss".
Make the Style: Inner Bevel, the Technique: Chisel Hard and the Depth: 100% .
Make the Direction: Up and the Size: 3 pixels.
Make the Angle: 135 degrees and the Altitude: 50
degrees. The Highlight mode is Screen with
an Opacity of 75% and the Shadow mode is
Linear Burn and its opacity is also 75%. Then, click OK.
Make the lens flare layer active
and make a copy of it by pressing Ctrl or
Cmd + J. Drag the copy above your text layer
and hide its blur filter. Presently, the lens
flare is showing through the text and the
background, however, we want it to only show
through the text and NOT the background. To
do this, we'll make the lens flare copy into
a clipping mask, which will clip it to the
one layer below it, which is the text. To
do this, press Ctrl + Alt + G on Windows or
Cmd + Option + G on a Mac.
Next, we'll begin the process of making the deep, 3-dimentional shadows.
Ctrl-click or Cmd-click the thumbnail
of your text to make a selection of it. Hide
the text layer and make Layer 1 active.
Click the New Layer icon to make a new layer above
the active layer. In this empty layer, we'll
fill the selection with black. Open the Fill
window. It remembers the last Fill content,
which was black, so just press Enter or Return. Then, deselect it.
Next, we'll create an action to build our deep shadow.
Open your Action panel. If you don't see it, go to Window and Actions.
Click the icon on the right and click "New Set". Name it, "Shadows" and click OK or press Enter or Return.
Immediately, a new
action set was added to your Actions panel.
Click the icon again and this time, click
"New Action". The New Action window will pop
up. Click the "Record" button. Now, every
step you do will be added to this action.
It doesn't record the time between your steps;
it only records the steps themselves, so take
your time. The first step in your action is
to make a copy of Layer 2 which is the selection
of our text that we filled with black. Press
Ctrl or Cmd + J to make the copy.
Double-click the copy to open its Layer Style window.
Click Drop Shadow. The Blend Mode is Multipy and the Opacity is 100%.
Uncheck Global Light
and make the angle: 135 degrees. The Distance
is 2 pixels and the Spread and Size is 0. Then click OK.
Merge the Layer 2 copy with Layer 2 by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + E.
Then, click the "Stop" button to stop recording
your actions. Click the Action to make it
active and click the "Play" button. Each time
you click the Play button, it will add 2 more
pixels to the depth of your shadow. I'll click
it approximately 30 times to make a solid
shadow this deep.
Let's rename this layer, "3-D shadow".
Make a copy of it by pressing
Ctrl or Cmd + J. Name the copy, "Blur shadow"
and reduce its opacity to 60%. Make your text
layer visible, but keep your Blur shadow layer active.
Go to Filter, Blur and Gaussian Blur.
Blur it 10 pixels and click OK.
Drag the blurred shadow down and to the right.
Next, Ill show
you how to change its colors. Scroll to the
top and make your top layer active. Click
the Adjustment Layer icon and click, "Color Balance".
There are 3 tonal ranges: Shadow,
Midtones and Highlights. Within each tonal
range, there are 3 color bars that show the
color changes for the red, green, and blue channels.
By dragging a slider toward a color,
you'll increase that color in the image.
Have fun experimenting with various color combinations in all three tonal ranges until you get the look you want.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning
TV. Thanks for watching!