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3D typographic effects in Photoshop
Under Photoshop Tutorial, Text Effect
In this tutorial, the type-effects shows how to create the above image. The key is to create the letters in a 3D package first as individual characters, then bring them into Photoshop for further post work.This example has a few more details, but you can take it much further.
In this tutorial, it is sure to test your knowledge on Illustrator, Cinema 4D and Photoshop. This is going to customize a Blackletter font and create 3D text with vector shapes. Although it sounds lots to do, as long as you follow this tutorial. you will find it useful.
To stand out your text and your word, it is a good idea to apply some nice effects or turn it into art words. In this tutorial, you will take step-by-step to learn how to color dodge, take flame images using channels and much more to achieve this fire text effect.
in this tutorial, it is going to walk through the techniques to create this steampunk type treatment in Photoshop. With that information you should be able to design and create your own letters using mine as a reference point.
For your dim or dark background, you may consider to use laser text effect to make your title. This will go through with you to use simple Shadow, Glow, and Satin layer effects with a simple brush to create a hazy bright purple glow text effect.