How to Create Stunning 3D Text Effects in Photoshop with 3D Text Effects Vol.2
If you want to add some depth and realism to your text designs, you might want to try 3D Text Effects Vol.2, a collection of 10 PSD files that allow you to create amazing 3D text effects in Photoshop with just a few clicks.
3D Text Effects Vol.2 works with any font or shape, and you can easily customize the colors, textures, lighting and shadows of your 3D text. You can also choose from different styles, such as metal, glass, fire, water, retro and more.
To use 3D Text Effects Vol.2, you just need to open one of the PSD files in Photoshop CS4 or higher, and replace the text layer with your own text using the smart object feature. Then you can adjust the settings of the 3D text effect to suit your preferences.
3D Text Effects Vol.2 is a great resource for creating eye-catching 3D text effects for your logos, posters, flyers, banners, invitations and other graphic design projects. You can download it from Envato Elements[^1^] or GraphicRiver[^2^] [^3^], where you can also find more information and examples of how it works.
In this article, we will show you how to use 3D Text Effects Vol.2 to create a stunning 3D text effect in Photoshop. We will use one of the PSD files from the collection and customize it to create a futuristic 3D text effect.
Step 1: Open the PSD file
First, download 3D Text Effects Vol.2 from Envato Elements[^1^] or GraphicRiver[^2^] [^3^] and unzip the file. You will find 10 PSD files inside, each with a different 3D text effect style. For this tutorial, we will use the file named \"3D_Text_Effects_Vol_2_01.psd\".
Open the PSD file in Photoshop CS4 or higher. You will see a document with a background layer and a smart object layer named \"Your Text Here\".
Step 2: Edit the text
Double-click on the smart object layer thumbnail to open it in a new window. You will see a text layer with some placeholder text. You can edit this text with your own text using the Text tool (T).
Select the text layer and click on the text with the Text tool. A blinking cursor will appear and you can type your own text. You can also change the font, size, color and alignment of the text using the options in the top toolbar.
For this tutorial, we will use the font \"Orbitron\" with a size of 150 pt and a white color. You can download this font for free from Google Fonts[^4^].
After editing the text, save and close the smart object window. You will see that the 3D text effect has been applied to your text automatically in the main document.
Step 3: Customize the 3D text effect
Now you can customize the 3D text effect to your liking. You can change the colors, textures, lighting and shadows of your 3D text using the 3D panel and the Properties panel in Photoshop.
To access these panels, go to Window > 3D and Window > Properties. You will see two panels on the right side of your screen. The 3D panel shows all the elements of your 3D scene, such as cameras, lights, meshes and materials. The Properties panel shows the settings for each element that you select in the 3D panel.
To change the color of your 3D text, select one of the materials in the 3D panel, such as Front Inflation Material or Extrusion Material. Then go to the Properties panel and click on the Diffuse color box. A color picker window will open and you can choose any color you want.
For this tutorial, we will use a blue color (#00a8ff) for both Front Inflation Material and Extrusion Material.
To change the texture of your 3D text, select one of the materials in the 3D panel and go to the Properties panel. Click on the folder icon next to Diffuse and choose Replace Texture. A file browser window will open and you can choose any texture image you want.
For this tutorial, we will use a metal texture image that we downloaded from Pixabay. You can use any texture image you like, as long as it is seamless and tileable.
After choosing a texture image, you may need to adjust its scale and offset using the sliders in the Properties panel. You can also change its opacity using the Opacity slider.
To change the lighting of your 3D text, select one of the lights in the 3D panel and go to the Properties panel. You can change its type, color, intensity and position using the options in
the Properties panel.
For this tutorial, we will use an Infinite Light with a white color (#ffffff) and an intensity of 100%. We will also rotate it slightly using
the Move tool (V) to create some shadows on our 3D text.
the shadows of your 3D text, select one of
the meshes in
the 3D panel and go to
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