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Amazing 3D Crash Text Effect in Photoshop
Under Photoshop Tutorial, Text Effect
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a 3D crash text effect. This effect is made in two programs, Cinema 4D and Photoshop. If you haven’t heard of Cinema 4D before it is a relatively easy to use 3d application, it is quite similar to 3dsMax.
To make your 3D text effect to be outstanding, you have to figure out a new idea to make it to be unusual. Using lighting and some pattern as a background, they can drive the whole scene to be extraordinary. Of course, you can think of something new to apply.
Fire text is one of the most classic technique that you can see in Photoshop tutorials. This tutorial is going to show you another version here using some real fire images, mix with filters and blending methods.
In this tutorial we are going to take some very basic principles of light and shade to make a rather impressive looking text effect. Finally we duplicate the top lighting layer one more time and set it to opacity, then click the Add Layer Mask button on the layers palette again and draw a linear white to black gradient from top left to bottom right. This makes the extra lighting layer fade off as it goes down right.
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.
To create a nice golden text effect, you need to choose right font to start with. You can develop your own text effect based on this easily as most of steps are done within blending options. You can also use the same idea to design different color such as silver.