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Post Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:24 pm

help needed please with 3D Text in Photoshop?

Hi all you Photoshop Guru's

I need some help.

I need to make up a design with the letters looking like 3D acrylic letters like the picture of the "?" attached.

If somebody knows where there is a tutorial on how to do it or can explain how to do it I would really appreciate it.

or even where I could get it done for me would help.

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Post Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:02 am

Warren

We recently purchased a book called Photoshop CS2 One-click Wow by Jack Davis. It includes a CD preloaded with styles which allows you to easily produce all sorts of effects, including the one you are after, at the click of a button. We bought it from PC World for around £25.

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Post Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:53 am

John & Dawn Roddick wrote:Warren

We recently purchased a book called Photoshop CS2 One-click Wow by Jack Davis. It includes a CD preloaded with styles which allows you to easily produce all sorts of effects, including the one you are after, at the click of a button. We bought it from PC World for around £25.

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Thanks Dawn, I will check it out, thanks very much.

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Post Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:32 pm

Warren, this was done with the basic bevel settings in Photoshop,
& this 30 day demo from Lokas...

http://photoshop.pluginsworld.com/plugi ... ug=3dmaker


I'm no Photoshop wiz, so it might do you for the moment.

Heres a link for the eBook version of Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-Click Wow!

http://rapidshare.de/files/9279850/WOW_C2_Ebook.zip
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Post Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:25 pm

Thanks John

Looks good, much appreciated

cheers

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Post Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:34 pm

Warren

You can download also free 30day trial of Eye Candy which has some excellent effects .

Try this link

http://www.alienskin.com/

But be prepared to lose hours from your life as you get engrossed in it!



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Post Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:48 pm

Thanks Dawn

I think you will have to sponsor me 30 cups of coffee a day now :lol1:

Thanks again

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Post Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:57 am

Xara will make the work

Hi, there is a little and inexpensive software called Xara3D that will make the work beautifully for you. It is for PC only and I've being using this program for years with incredible results.
I forgot to mentioning that it is a very easy to use, friendly interface, easy to learn program.
You can find it at http://www.xara.com/ and if you allow me to show you one of what I've done with it, just look at my attachment.

I hope it will help
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Post Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:00 am

Hi Carlo

Thanks for the link, I will have a look but can see from yours it does great work.

cheers

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Post Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:23 pm

Photoshop plug ins

im self taught on cs2 can anyone shed a bit of light once youve downloaded an add on how do you use it???? many thanks
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Post Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:50 pm

MattG,

for your plug-ins, you will need to go to the filters section plug in menus and drop in there - for example mine is at:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2\Plug-Ins\Adobe Photoshop Only\Filters.

Restart you computer and you should find the filter in the filter menu of photoshop.

another good filter for 3d letters etc - is pathstyler pro. You do have to pay but there is a 30 day trial.

http://www.shinycore.com/products/paths ... itdoes.htm

hope helps.

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Post Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:06 pm

just the job thanks a lot!!!!
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Post Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:09 pm

All of those effects can be produced without filters or any plug ins directly from photoshop with layer effects and a bit of clever airbrushing.
I know there are one click solutions and instant effect add ons but anyone using photoshop for a living should really get to grips with all of the features that produce these effects.
Play about with layer effects, drop shadown inner shadow, inner glow, bevel/emboss etc and you can quite easily produce those effects without buying anything at all.
That said the extra plug ins make life easier but learning the fundamentals is really the starting point.

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