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3D text effect – 2009

In this tutorial you’ll gonna learn how to create a Colorful 3D Text effect in photoshop.

Create a new file (File>New) of 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. Choose then the Rectangle Tool (U) to stretch out the rectangle on the whole working zone.
Set then Blending Options>Gradient Overlay (on the same layer on the layers’ panel). Follow the next indications:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Select the Custom Shape Tool (U) and choose the next demonstrated element:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Put it the same way demonstrated below:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Set the same opacity level shown below:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Set the next Blending Options:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

You should get the next result:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Using the Ellipse Tool (U) and the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with a radius of 10 px, we can represent a cloud out of several circles, representing also the effect of painting stain.

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Select the next Blending Options for each element:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Make copies for all the layers. Mark out the copied layers (Ctrl+left click) and put them together (Ctrl+E). Put the new layer under the original one, applying on it the next indicated Blending Options:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

You’ll get the next picture on this stage:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Open up the Adobe Illustrator to represent the year of 2009 in 3D. Select the same text’s demands as on the next picture it is represented. Choose also the color #FC0101.

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Then write the first cipher 2, applying the settings of Effect>3D>Extrude&Bevel

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Write now the 0 cipher, following the next demands:

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

The second 0 cipher…

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

…and finally 9.

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

Place the ciphers we’ve got the same way indicated below, mark them out and move them in Photoshop.

Create a Colorful 3D Text effect in Photoshop CS3

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