Lifting masks from plain 3D letters


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Lifting masks from plain 3D letters

In this exercise, we're going to generate a couple of masks, and we're going to do so early, because the earlier you can get your masks out of the way, the better. And it's always easiest to lift those masks when you have plain letters without any diffuse textures. I have saved my progress as Original gray letters.psd, found inside that 04_grunge folder. We need two masks. We need to be able to mask the entire letters; that is the face, the beveled edges, and the extruded sides. And then I need another mask for just the faces, independent of the bevels and the extrusions.

So let's get to work here. I'm going to start things off by blacking out the background, and you can do that, in the case of this image, by turning on that original shape layer right there. And then go ahead and Shift+Click on the Vector Mask to turn it off, and now you're covering everything, except for the 3D object, with black. Now I'll double-click on the thumbnail for the 3D object to brin...

Lifting masks from plain 3D letters
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Lifting masks from plain 3D letters provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Type Effects

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3D + Animation Design
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