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[PS]Making photo/text in kind of 3d style


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Hi peeps,


My first tutorial on GTAForums.com, and my first for Photoshop to.

The effect I'm going to learn you, is to make a picture or text in a sort of 3d style.

This is quickly what I did:




I know, it looks like crap, but I did it in 5 minutes or so, but it was just to show you the result (the car I was using is a Peugeot 504 Dangel if you wanted to know).


So..... on to the tutorial:


Program: Adobe Photoshop CS2 (English)

Level: Beginner

Time to Complete: About 5-10 minutes, depending on how many images/stuff you got.

O.S: Windows XP Professional


Step 1:

First fire up PS (Photoshop), if you haven't done it already.


Step 2:

Get all the pictures (which we are going to work with. If you want to do texts, you can follow this tutorial to, only you have to replace the images with your text) and put it in the main PS window (so you don't have multiple PS's running, as shown in this picture.



Step 3:

Make a new file (File - - >New), with the dimensions you need (for example, the signature rules are 500 with by 150 high, if I'm correct), so imagine you want this, make a file with these dimentions.


Step 4:

Place the empty file somewhere where you can completely see the whole file (by that I mean that no other picture can overlap the "signature".


Step 5:

Select, with the Rectangular Marquee tool (the option on the left on the picture below (thus next to the option that is red selected), and select the part you want to use


Step 6:

Select the Move tool from the Tools palatte, and drag the selected part into your "signature". (repeat the step 5 and 6 if you have more pictures).



Step 7:

Whilst still have a the ability to move the picture, press Ctrl + T, this will enable Free Transform mode.



Now a quick intermesso.

There a two ways you can use this mode, the first is to simply use the grab handles (located on the outersides of this mode) and play with it Shifty41s_beerhatsmilie2.gif .

The second one is much more intresting.

Whilst holding down the Control (Ctrl)key (on your keybord) and then move the grab handles, you can make it look 3d-ish.


By that, the tutorial is actually revealed, because that is the power of this tool. Let's continue anyhow:


Step 8:

Hold down Ctrl key and you will see that the two arrows change in a pointer.

Go (whilst holding down Ctrl) to the most right side of this picure, and move it inward.



There you go, a more 3d-ish picture.

Of course you can use the other grab handles, but see for yourself what suits you better.


Crits & Comments is appreciated, and post your result here please bbq.gif .


Hope you enjoyed it, and remember, this is my first tutorial, so be gentle.

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Not a bad little tutorial, certainly something we need more of. Thank you for your contribution, I'll add it to the GFX Tutorial Archive ASAP.

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Your welcome.

And thanks for putting it to the Archive.

And as I said, it isn't something special (oh I didn't said it, but then now) but just a fun little thing.

And yes I might do another one, not sure though.

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Nice tutorial.


Although there's one thing that bothering me, not sure if what i'm about to say ge's the extact same effect, but if it does, this method would save you a lot of time;


• Select the layer that your image is on.




• You then just move the pointers to get the desired effect.


If this is totally irrelevent then i apologise. Anyhoo, good tut. smile.gif

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