Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create 3D elements for commercial design work, including product advertisements and logos.
- Hi there, and welcome to Photoshop for Designers: Practical 3D Designs. My name is Justin Seeley and I'm a senior graphic design instructor here. You know 3D is really catching on in the world of design these days, so there's no better time to dive in and learn how to use it in your projects. This course is all about practical and subtle ways to use 3D though, we're not going to be talking about cinema level effects here. If you're new to 3D I'll start off by giving you some other online courses to watch to help get you started, as well as some examples of how to incorporate 3D in to your projects and where you can go online to find some great 3D resources.
From there you and I will be working through a series of projects. First up we'll work on a product advertisement where I'll show you how you can use basic 3D text manipulations to really spice up your design aesthetics. Next up we'll get a bit more creative by taking a static photograph and using it to create a complex 3-Dimensional product shot inside of Photoshop. And we'll even incorporate some vector artwork from Illustrator as well. Finally we're going to add a little bit of flair to a design by turning a flat logo in to a 3D extrusion which we're going to use to complete a poster design for a local sports team.
3D is something that can really help elevate the quality of your designs, but it has to be done right and used correctly. Not every design calls for 3D but by the end of this course, hopefully when a design does call for it you'll be ready to add that finishing touch with minimal effort. Alright, let's go ahead and get started.
- Practical 3D examples
- Extruding type
- Lighting and shading 3D type
- Creating a 3D product shot
- Extruding a photo into a new 3D layer
- Rendering a product shot
- Extruding a logo
- Adding effects