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Turning your text into a 3D object opens up lot of interesting possibilities. Control textures, deform shapes, and add lights and shadows to your text in realistic ways.
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Topic: 3D Text Introduction
Turn your text into a 3D object in CS6 or Later.
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Turning your text into a 3D object opens up lot of interesting possibilities. Control textures, deform shapes, and add lights and shadows to your text in realistic ways. This course will introduce you to these basic properties.
Create some text
- New layer. Use text tool with large thick font for best results.
Extruded text to turn it into a 3D object
- Go to Menu/3D/New 3D Extrusion from Selected Layer.
Making adjustments to the 3D object
- Layer panel shows the 3D object like the camera, lights and the text layer. Click on the text layer to reveal 3D object properties.
- Example changes.
- Extrusion depth slider.
- Add reflections.
- Click on the ‘Edit Source’ Button to change the text content.
- Moving and rotating the 3D object by clicking on the object and using axis handles.
- To see a rendered version use the ‘Render’ button in the properties panel.
- Use the ‘Add new layer’ button in the layers panel to choose a new light.
- Adjust position and properties.
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