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3D Text in Photoshop

In this graphic design tutorial, you will learn how to create 3D text using Adobe Photoshop.

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By: Thelonius Funk
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November 10, 2011

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In this graphic design tutorial, you will learn how to create 3D text using Adobe Photoshop.


Start a new document 1200x800 with a black background.
Use your TYPE tool and create your text. I used Invisible Killer which many of you may recognize from  the‘Predator’ films.

With your type tool still selected, click on the "Create warped Text" button to open the warp text box.


From the Warp text box, for style, select Arc Upper, and set your Bend to +41


Now duplicate the text layer, there’s several ways to do this, one way is to right click on the layer (in the layer pallete) and select "Duplicate Layer".
We will work with this layer later, so sets hide it now, click on the "eye" icon on the layers palette. So your layers pallete should have something like the image in the middle below.



Now apply: Filter » Distort » Polar Coordinates
Options: Polar to Rectangular


Now go to: Image » Rotate Canvas » 90CW

Now go to: Image » Rotate Canvas » 90CW 

Then go to Filter » Stylize » Wind
Method: Wind, Direction: From the left

Now just press CTRL+F about 10 times. this will reapply the wind filter by 10 times.


Now rotate the image again.
Image » Rotate Canvas » 90CCW
Then the filter: Filter » Distort » Polar Coordinates
Options: Rectangular to Polar
Now you should have something similar below.


Now enable the top layer text you duplicated from the first step. Change its color to something you can see with.


Apply the following layer styles:
Layer Style » Inner Shadow

Layer Style » Gradient Overlay

Layer Style » Stroke


Here you go…

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