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A little photoshop question.

Discussion in 'Tutorials and Guides' started by WildSnorlax, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. WildSnorlax

    WildSnorlax Level IV

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    Hello so I was browsing guilds and I saw this layout.

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    I was wondering how you can achieve that sort of 3D text that pops out at you?

    Also the little dots and what not? I'm sure it's just a brush i'm guessing, with spacing out? I was wondering how you space out so when you use say..a basic brush it won't come out as a line when you hold on to your mouse and drag.

    Thanks ^^"
     
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  3. WildSnorlax

    WildSnorlax Level IV

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    Yay you made me happy zer0 =)
    + rep for you duh. {Mwhaha I rounded yur rep to 140 :maha: }

    One more thing though I forgot to mention. How does it turn all glassy / shiny like?
     
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    :D no problem
    Well, the big white spot in the middle looks like a lens flare (filter > render > lens flare)
    I see a lot of layers with differing transparencies, giving a sort of a glassy look. Plus the colors she (the author looks like a she :p) chose are very light and soft. And after the image was created, it seems that she bumped up the brightness of the entire picture a notch (I think its Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast).

    Remember, color is very important, gotta pick the right ones ;)
     
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    WildSnorlax Level IV

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    Alright so I attemped it today. Just a brief attempt.

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    But..the edges are so pointy and choppy and not rounded. Is it because of my font? =/

    Yes i'm pathetic i know xD
     
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    the shiny can also be done by using the gradient tool with a low-ish opacity (say, 50%) on the letters layer.

    I also found these 3D letter tuts that I like:

    http://www.tutorialjungle.com/display.p ... ext-effect
    http://www.depiction.net/tutorials/photoshop/3dtext.php

    Also, it looks to me that they may have done something like this:

    http://www.bluesfear.com/tutorials/3Dshapes.htm

    And made the letter shapes individually. Though it seems a bit too complex.

    Or, you could use 3D software like Blender(though I HATE blender), and here's a list of free (and not free) ones: http://freeartsoftware.com/
     
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  8. randim

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    silly gooses....hehe :p .... this is a fairly easy project, to get such a render of that quality i would honestly recommend maya, or something on that vibe, thats how u get the shading/ lighting .... as far as the dots go, its a star shaped brush at a very low diamater...the best way to get that shape(s) is to use the pen tool, draw out the pattern you want, right click and fill with brush...then you just add a contrasting glow to it...
     
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    WildSnorlax Level IV

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    Phee I <3 you!!! :yup: PLUS REP YOU !

    randim - Although I don't like the fact that you called us silly gooses there is always more than one alternate method of doing so anyways :p Maybe I also ask what maya is any how? I've been working with photoshop for 7 years but there are still tools I don't know how to use as I mainly worked with vectors and layers / pen tools and stuff. You can't blame me :p Also the dots are jsut from basic round brushes and Zer0 already answered that question wayy above you. Way easier than what you explained too :p

    Thanks for effort anyhow..? But I pretty much got all the answer I wanted.
     
  10. randim

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    relax, silly goose offends you ?.. sorry heh....never said u had to do it my way, but anyhow; maya is a 3d rendering / animating software, pretty top notch, i used it a few years back when i was involved with gfx...looks like uve been around ps for a while, maybe you should have known u can use the pen tool to draw out paths? XD

    an example flyer i did using maya for the glo text

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