hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to create
simple 3d text with deep shadows using
photoshop's 3d filter the 3d filter will
be using in this tutorial is in version
cs6 extended and later the 3d filter in
cs5 extended uses a different interface
if your 3d filter is grayed out or not
working properly it could be due to a
number of reasons that I listed in my
video's description create a new
document by pressing control n on
Windows or command n on a Mac
make the width and the height three
thousand pixels each and the resolution
150 pixels per inch the color mode is
RGB and 8 bits per channel click the box
and in the brightness field type in
forty percent then press Enter or return
twice to close both windows
open your horizontal type tool
and choose a font i'm using price down
black if you'd like to use it I provided
its link in my video's description or
I'll make it sighs 96 points sharp and
center alignment click the box to open
the color picker in the brightness field
type in eighty percent and click OK
click on your document and type out your
text it should be approximately this
size to Center it open your move tool
and press ctrl or command a
click the align horizontal centers icon
and the align vertical centers icon then
deselect it by pressing ctrl or command
at the top click 3d and new 3d extrusion
from selected layer if you see this
message click yes
I did an in-depth tutorial on using the
3d feature so if you'd like to watch it
I provided its link as well open back
your layers panel and click the
background to make it active go back to
3d new mesh from layer and postcard
shift-click on the text layer to
highlight it as well and go back to 3d
and merge 3d layers
open-back the 3d panel and click the
light bulb icon
open the properties panel if it already
isn't open uncheck IBL which is the
image based lights immediately your
image will become black at the bottom
right of the 3d panel click the light
bulb icon and click new spotlight
click the coordinates icon and in the
exposition type in 6.47 the x angle 0.1
the y position 14.6 6 the y angle 45.8
the z-position 7.42 and the z angle
minus 43.2 next will whiten the cone and
adjust the hotspot click the spotlight
icon and check light fall-off this
allows us to change the amount of
illumination of the spotlight over
distance check shadow slide the softness
to thirty percent or just type it in
I'll make the cone 60 1.4 degrees
and the hot spot 37 degrees
make your 3d image bigger in your
document by clicking environment
and with your slide tool active go
outside your document and drag down
to rotate your entire image open the
rotate tool go outside your document and
drag up and to the right to reposition
your entire document open the drag tool
and drag it we're ready to render it but
before we do let's check your 3d
preferences go to edit
preferences and 3d
the raytracer threshold determines the
quality of the rendering the higher the
threshold is the longer it'll take to
render but the less noise you'll have in
your final image its default amount is 5
but you may want to decrease it to three
or four if it's taking too long to
vram is the video cards memory the
amount I've allotted Photoshop to use is
not necessarily what you should use
because your computer may have its own
to render your image
click the render icon
it could take anywhere between a few
minutes to over an hour to render it
depending on your computer specs and the
threshold amount after its rendered to
brighten dark areas of your image first
make a composite snapshot to do this
open your layers panel and click the new
layer icon to make a new layer press
ctrl shift alt e on windows or command
shift option e on a mac
go to image adjustments and shadows
the shadows default
five percent which for this image is way
too bright slide it all the way to the
left and then slowly drag the slider to
the right until there's just enough
detail in the shadows or you can type in
the amount then click OK or press Enter
or return to crop your image
open your rectangular marquee tool
and drag it over the area you want to
go to image and crop
then deselect it to fit it onto your
canvas press ctrl or command 0 this is
Marty from Blue Lightning TV thanks for
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to show you how to create simple,
3-D text with deep shadows using Photoshop's
3-D filter. The 3-D filter we'll be using
in this tutorial is in versions CS6 and later. The 3-D filter in CS5 Extended
uses a different interface. If your 3-D filter
is greyed out or not working properly, it
could be due to a number of reasons that I listed in my video's description.
Create a new document by pressing Ctrl + N on Windows or Cmd + N on a Mac. Make the Width and the
Height: 3000 pixels each and the Resolution:
150 pixels per inch. The Color Mode is RGB
and 8 bits per Channel. Click the box and
in the Brightness field, type in 40%. Then,
press Enter or Return twice to close both windows.
Open your Horizontal Type Tool and choose a font.
I’m using “Pricedown Black”.
If you’d like to use it, I provided its
link in my video’s description or project
files. I'll make its size: 96 points, Sharp
and Center alignment. Click the box to open
the Color Picker. In the Brightness field,
type in 80% and click OK. Click on your document
and type out your text. It should be approximately
this size. To center it, open 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. At the top, click "3D" and
"New 3D Extrusion from Selected Layer".
If you see this message, click "Yes". I did an
in-depth tutorial on using the 3-D feature,
so if you'd like to watch it, I provided its
link, as well. Open back your Layers panel
and click the background to make it active.
Go back to "3D", "New Mesh from Layer" and "Postcard".
Shift-click on the text layer
to highlight it, as well, and go back to "3D"
and "Merge 3D Layers". Open back the 3D panel
and click the light bulb icon. Open the Properties
panel, if it already isn't open. Uncheck "IBL",
which is the "Image-based Lights". Immediately,
your image will become black. At the bottom
right of the 3-D panel, click the lightbulb
icon and click "New Spot Light".
Click the Coordinates icon and in the "x" position, type in 6.47...
the "x" angle: 0.1...
the "Y" position: 14.66
the "Y" angle: 45.8
the "Z" position: 7.42
and the "Z" angle: -43.2.
Next,we'll widen the cone and adjust the hotspot.
Click the Spot Light icon and check "Light
Falloff". This allows us to change the amount
of illumination of the spotlight over distance.
Check Shadow. Slide the Softness to 30% or
just type it in. I'll make the Cone: 61.4 degrees
and the Hotspot: 37 degrees.
Make your 3-D image bigger in your document by
clicking Environment and with your Slide Tool
active, go outside your document and drag
down. To rotate your entire image, open the
Rotate Tool, go outside your document and
drag up and to the right.To reposition your
entire image, open the Drag Tool and drag
it. We're ready to render it, but before we
do it, let's check your 3-D Preferences. Go
to Edit, Preferences and 3D.
The Ray Tracer Threshold determines the quality of the rendering. The higher the Threshold is, the longer it'll
take to render, but the less noise you'll
have in your final image. It's default amount
is 5, but you may want to decrease it to 3
or 4 if it's taking too long to render.
VRAM is the video card's memory.
The amount I've alotted Photoshop to use is not necessarily
what you should use because your computer
may have its own requirements.
To render your image, click the Render icon.
It could take
anywhere between a few minutes to over an
hour to render it depending on your computer's
specs and the Threshold amount. After its rendered,
to brighten dark areas of your image, first
make a composite snapshot. To do this, open
your Layers panel and click the New Layer
icon to make a new layer. Press Ctrl + Shift
+ Alt + E on Windows or Cmd + Shift + Option
+ E on a Mac.
Go to Image, Adjustments and "Shadows/Highlights".
The "Shadows" default amount is 35%, which for this image is way too bright.
Slide it all the way to the left and then, slowly drag
the slider to the right until there's just
enough detail in the shadows. Or, you can
type in the amount. Then, click OK or press
Enter or Return. To crop your image, open
your Rectangular Marquee Tool and drag it
over the area you want to keep.
Go to Image and Crop. Then, deselect it. To fit it onto your canvas, press Ctlr or Cmd + 0.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!