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How to Create High Quality Metal 3D Text
Under Photoshop Tutorial, Text Effect
In this tutorial, it will show you how to create the 3D text shape and give it a high quality metal look using pure Photoshop. If you want to add some flat text to this image, make sure it’s going towards the perspective. Also, try to discover your own use for this 3D typography by experimenting with colors and lights.
This tutorial is a great exercise in using the dodge and burn tool as well as working with selections. Take a white to black gradient set to radial, and drag a gradient from the left side of the X where the reflection appears on the X to about 200 pixels past where the reflection leaves on other side of the X.
In this tutorial, it will show you how to use a photograph of fire to set text to the match. We’ll render the look on a nice dark background with a gorgeous text effect to complete the image. Finally we’ll add a last highlight. So create a new layer above all the others and draw in a white to black radial gradient.
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.
Learn how to create a 3D brick typography in Photoshop using a free 3D action maker. We will combine the brick text effect with different images to create a surreal photo manipulation. Based on the same idea, you can use other textures like wood for example to create your own interesting text effects.
Design some nice text effect could be very challenging as you need to figure out how to use different kinds of text to match with different background nicely. This creation has arranged some 3D stone texts on a grass field which makes the scene so differently.