October 01, 2010

Video: Creating a 3D logo using Photoshop CS5

I meet a large number of people who are intrigued by the features in Photoshop CS5 Extended, but who are unsure about how to dive in and make something useful. Photoshop PM Zorana Gee endeavors to break that logjam with a simple, focused tutorial:

See the PSDTuts site for downloadable source files & the second part of the video.

Posted by John Nack at 6:46 AM on October 01, 2010


  • Julian Kussman — 11:03 AM on October 01, 2010

    The only thing I couldn’t figure out on my own from just playing was knocking out internal holes in the type. Shouldn’t that be more obvious/automatic?
    Also, why can we not make editable vector objects 3D? Illustrator does.

    • steve — 3:29 PM on October 01, 2010

      If you use a text layer as source, then the internal holes are automatically set.

  • Jim Monaco — 1:03 PM on October 01, 2010

    That was a really incredible tutorial from Zorana–I’ve never seen such a complete run-through of Photoshop 3D all in one place :)

  • Debbi — 3:17 PM on October 01, 2010

    Please do more of this 3D stuff! This tut was great!

  • rabattkod — 7:29 AM on October 03, 2010

    Thank you for this interesting tutorial,I love CS5! I´ll check back for more great tuts.

  • Navarro Parker — 2:38 PM on October 06, 2010

    How can I crank up the export 3D mesh beyond “high”? My repoussé 3D models aren’t high enough resolution. I need a denser mesh.

    [Zorana replies, “In the Repoussé dialog, you have the option to set your Mesh Quality to “Best” – this will give you denser mesh. This is important especially if you have curved surface (inflate), twists and bends – not necessary for straight extrusions. This does slow things down in the dialog so best to do it at the end before you OK out of the dialog. With this, you can then render at Final RayTracer Quality (from the 3D scene panel) and you should see better resolution. For better surface quality (pixel smoothness), use paths instead of selections also. Beyond these tips, there isn’t a way to increase density of mesh.” –J.]

  • Ryan Gear — 9:56 AM on December 26, 2010

    Very helpful tutorial! Thank you.

  • Mike Garb — 7:54 PM on May 13, 2011

    Your video made a newbie like me, able to create logos that look like I hired a professional. Thank you!!

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