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A Basic Guide to Photoshop’s 3D Tools

A Basic Guide to Photoshop’s 3D Tools
From opening a 3D file to rotating, scaling and moving it, working with meshes, creating textures or even materials, adding lights, and more, this tutorial covers most of the secrets of the useful feature 3D Tools of Photoshop CS4 Extended. If you have it, why don't you try? I can assure you that you will discover a brand new world of infinite possibilities. We are living on the golden age of 3D technology, we can see art pieces, architectural models, biological simulations, fantasy creatures, futuristic machines, and almost realistic objects everywhere. Most of those graphics have been through Photoshop, from texture editing to final mock-ups; making it a must know tool for anyone interested in 3D design. Photoshop CS3 Extended allowed users to open their 3D files and edit directly some features like textures and lights, but CS4 takes 3D editing into another level where you can actually work with the 3D file just like most of the commercial 3D editing software. Related:  TUTORIALS_PS_&_OTHERS_2

Badass Bling Effect in Photoshop Written by guest author Barton Damer. Introduction: This tutorial will show you step by step on how to create a “Badass Bling Effect” using layer styles in Photoshop. Once you create the layer style, you can easily “blingify” any layer. There is also a video tutorial as well. Video Tutorial Choose an image you want to sprinkle with golden Photoshop magic. Apply a color overlay Layer Style by clicking the FX button at the bottom of your Layers Palette. Set the color overlay to a rich golden color and make sure the Blend Mode is set to Color Burn Adjust your levels like so and… Brace yourselves… We’ve got a solid gold boombox in less than 2 minutes! Repeat the exact same steps for 2 different cars. We are creating a background for our composition that will look like a close of the boom box speaker shield. Expand your blend by choosing Object/Blend/Expand. Select the entire grid and hold down option & shift while dragging on a 45 degree angle. Copy and paste it into your Photoshop document

Photoshop CS6 Extended: 3D TEXT. How to add Bevels, Light, Shadow and Reflections. Create a Game Character: Jouster - part 1 by Adam Fisher This exclusive, free tutorial series will explore game character creation workflow. I will cover my entire process of taking a concept through to the final game asset. You can see how the concept was designed by Marc Brunet on LayerPaint in his two-part tutorial. The tutorials are intended for intermediate users with some knowledge of the software being used, plus a base understanding of character art workflow. During this tutorial series I will cover: 1. There are many different processes, tools and workflows available when creating characters. I hope you'll find this series of helpful in some way and if you have any questions feel free to contact me. Step 1: Do your planning Before beginning any work on a new model, it's important to analyze the concept art provided and start planning how to create the character. Marc Brunet has created an awesome character concept for this tutorial series. Step 2: Create the base mesh next page >

25 Helpful Tutorials for Lighting Effects in Photoshop Photoshop allows designers with unlimited possibilities when it comes to creative effects, including lighting effects. There are plenty of different ways to create lighting effects in Photoshop, and there are equally as many different possible uses for them. If you’re interested in learning more about how to create awesome lighting effects in your own work, here are 25 tutorials that can help. Looking for hosting? WPEngine offers secure managed WordPress hosting. You’ll get expert WordPress support, automatic backups, and caching for fast page loads.

Creating a custom shape from an Illustrator symbol from the Course Photoshop for Designers: Shape Layers Let's see how we can adapt an Illustrator symbol and turn that into a Photoshop custom shape. So here I am in Illustrator and Illustrator has some very useful symbols libraries. So I've come to my Symbols panel and then I'm going to come to the icon at the bottom-left of the Symbols panel where we have all of these symbols libraries. First of all I'm going to come to Florid Vector Pack and we get these nice little decorative pieces of vector art. I'm going to add one of those to my symbols and I'm then going to place an instance of that on my artboard. Thereafter, I'll be able to access that from my Shape menu. We have several different colors making up this artwork. If I expand that-- I'm just going to pull this out so we can see it a bit more clearly. It all needs to be on the same vector mask, effectively it all needs to be clasped using a compound path or excluding overlapping shape areas. It's going to select all of those yellow dots. I can now select it.

Composite a 3D object into video footage with Boujou, Maya and After Effects Matchmoving is a visual effects technique that allows the insertion of computer graphics into video footage. In this tutorial we'll start by taking a look at how we can track our footage using Boujou. We'll then jump into Maya and use that tracking information, along with a custom HDR image, to create and render a 3D object which we can insert into the scene. We'll then use After Effects to composite the 3D object into the original video. The techniques used in this tutorial can be applied to almost almost all of your 3D integration shots. Step 1 First we need to convert our video into sequence of images so that it can be read by Maya and Boujou. Step 2 Navigate to your footage, select it and click "Open" to load the video into After Effects. Step 3 To create a composition with the same characteristics as our source footage, just drag the video to the new composition button. Step 4 You should now be able to see the video along with it's timeline. Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Step 11

Achieving a Vintage Look Through Color Tones in Photoshop CS by Guest Contributor Anna Gay Photographers are often striving for a “vintage” look in their photos, and even though there are endless ways of achieving a vintage look, there are a couple of characteristics to keep in mind. First of all, the color tones in a vintage photo often lean towards either a blue or a red hue, or a cross-processed look. Vintage photos also have an element of noise or grain that can be achieved through textures, and also a certain amount of vignetting around the edges of the photo. This photo is the result of adjusting the color curves, adding two vignettes, and a color fill, which we will walk through step-by-step. First, open your photo in Photoshop and make sure your foreground color is set to white in your side tool bar. You will see the above dialogue box. As you can see here, there should be three layers – your Background image, then your two gradient layers. Now, let’s adjust the color curves. Use the drop down menu to adjust each color channel.

'Y' Melted Gold Lettering Tutorial Using the Mesh Tool - Noem9 Studio · Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 · Difficulty: Intermediate-Advance · Estimated Completion Time: +5 hours Download the Original Vector File Clicking on the Button below: In this tutorial I'm going to show you how I used the mesh tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a Melted Gold Typographic Illustration for this Yorokobu Magazine Cover. This is closely what we will get after a few hours working, hope you enjoy it! We will start sketching the main concept illustration and then work 95% of the process on Illustrator and add some color correction and small details in Photoshop. First step, choose a font and erase some parts of it and redraw them using the melting effect that we will be working in Illustrator in further steps . When we get the basic design sketched , scan it and start creating the vector shapes using the Pen Tool (P). Now let's get our hands dirty and work that mesh. Just click inside the shapes and you will see how it starts creating the lines for the mesh.

45+ Incredible Maya Tutorials Around | Tutorials Autodesk Maya, or simply Maya, is a high-end 3D computer graphics and 3D modeling software package originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation, but now owned by Autodesk as part of the Media and Entertainment division. Maya is a powerful, 3-D modeling, texturing, and rendering application, with all of the tools needed to do nearly every type of animation imaginable, from simulations of real-world physics to character animation with a wide spectrum of emotive expressions. In this article below, we’ll take a look at Various Maya Tutorials for your source of inspiration which help you to deal with high-end 3D computer graphics. However, they all have something in common: they all give you clean idea about latest techniques. For those, who don’t know what is Maya? and what it can do? You may be interested in the following related articles as well. Feel free to join us and you are always welcome to share your thoughts that our readers may find helpful. Incredible Maya Tutorials Around 01.

41 Nicest Photoshop Photo Effects [Photoshop Tutorials] Looking at how powerful Photoshop can be in terms of photo editing, it’s probably not important if you suck at taking photographs or being labeled an amateur photographer. As long as you picked up a couple of Photoshop photo editing skills, it will still impress those who sees it. So the next time you want to publish some photos online, consider editing them so they look more impressive. Here’s a compilation of 41 Nicest Photoshop Photo Effects you can take into reference. Full content after jump. Mental Wave Explosion EffectHow to create a crazy explosion, like a mix of Magneto’s ability with Peter Petrelli’s power.

C4D Training for R16 - learn. Cinema 4D In One Day from helloluxx learn. Cinema 4D In One Day This intensive and comprehensive training course is aimed at entry level Cinema 4D users. Perhaps you have migrated from an alternative 3D application, maybe you have a background of working with compositing programs, or you may have no experience in 3D at all. This is the training for you. By using real world techniques with practical, hands on examples, you will master the fundamental principles of Cinema 4D. As you advance through the course you will become confident at modelling, texturing, lighting, animation and rendering. Each class comes with a free bonus video – Tim’s Tips – which is a collection of complimentary techniques, worth their weight in gold. The classes are recorded using Cinema 4D Release 16 as this is the most current version. Total running time is approximately 7 hours (time varies depending on whether you view the R15 or R16 materials tutorials). Add to cart Part 1 – Low Poly Landscape 01. Tim’s Tips Part 2 – Wacom Stylus 01. 06. 01. 01.

50 Mind Blowing Maya Tutorials True to form, and as promised, I have gone and prepared a variable feast of delicious Maya morsels for all you starving Maya users out there. The table is set and the plates are what are you waiting for...dig in! Creative Cow - Creating a Logo Model a logo from vector artwork. How to Rig a Computer Mouse Learn how to create bones, ik handles, rig controls, and paint weights. Creating a Realistic Light Lamp Create a believable lamplight by using multiple lights to achieve the final effect. Creating Realistic Candle Flames Make realistic candle flames by using different shaders and multiple point lights. Paint Effects - Modifier Explore how to use the modifiers with paint effects. Paint Effects - Select By Name This video will walk you through selecting by name with paint effects. Paint Effects - Share One Brush This video will walk you through Paint Effects - Sharing one Brush. Modeling, Texturing, and Rendering a Believable Eye Model, texture, and render eyeballs. Controlling Fog Density

60 Most Wanted Photoshop Tutorials, Brushes, .PSDs and Resources Jan 04 2009 For months, we have been bookmarking interesting, useful and creative Adobe Photoshop tutorials and Resources, so you can now rest assured that you will have the necessary tools to get the job done. Due to this phenomenally vast amount of textures, brushes, patterns available, you can now add dirt, rust, floral effect, swirls, mold, oil stains in your artworks and photos to give them an aged, damaged, dreamy or any look you want. So in today’s post, you’ll find an assortment of top-notch tutorials, brushes, patterns, textures, actions and .PSD downloadable files that others have freely contributed to the design community for making your next photoshop effect. Don’t forget to subscribe to our RSS-Feed and visit my twitter page : nourayehia if you want to keep track of our next post. To make your job a little bit easier, we have categorized this post into 7 section, the links below will get you to your desired section. Photoshop Tutorials - 40 Spine-chilling Horror Photoshop Effects

How to Make, Use, and Manipulate a Calligraphic Brush in Adobe Illustrator The Calligraphic brush in Adobe Illustrator mimics the look and feel of a calligraphy pen nib. Let's take its options for a spin to get everything you can from this brush type. 1. Make a Calligraphic Brush Step 1 To start, create a New Document, select the Paintbrush Tool (B) and open the Brushes panel in Illustrator. Step 2 Select Calligraphic Brush (chances are it's already selected) and hit OK. Step 3 Let's start with a very simple default-style brush. Hit Enter with the Paintbrush Tool selected and you can check out the options of the tool that have some effect on the brush you've created as well. 2. Now that we've done the super simple task of making a new brush, let's play with the options within it. Much of the options are only useful if you're using a pressure-sensitive graphics tablet. If you change the drop-down menu to Pressure, the size will vary according to how much pressure you apply to your stylus's nib when drawing. 3. 3. Conclusion