Just wait a few second and the plugin will make nice round corner for your text!. Do it again for “TEC” and “TOR” to have this. Then use the ROTATE TOOL again to adjust “TEC” a little on red axis to make dynamic feeling.


Step 12

Press “M” or click this icon to access Material dialogue. Then choose this nice cyan color ( or any light color you like for your text ) ; then you just click the text to fill material. Do it again for all 3 texts. I just want a little color for the best render image ( maybe white is just ok – but I prefer a little hue )


Step 13

Now adjust your camera to this nice view. We will render this view.


Step 14

You will need Vray for Sketchup – a well-known render engine – . We don’t have to setting much because the default setting of Vray is already nice enough. I just need to adjust a little about image size.

Click Option Icon like in image. Then choose Output tab. And choose your size. I’m choose 1280×960 here. It’s nice to have bigger size but please remember that the larger size , the longer time you have to wait.


Step 15

After that. Press this “R” button to start render. And go have a cup of tea. But I think this don’t take long.


Step 16

After the render finished, Press save icon and save your image.


Step 17

Please note that Vray will save 2 jpg files for you. One is the rendered picture, and one is alpha channel of this picture. It’s cool and you can easily handle this in Photoshop.

Now we done with Sketchup. Back to our Photoshop!


Step 18

Open “Waterfall in the mountain 02″ in camera raw to make some adjustments. Setting as below.

You can open your image in camera raw by right click it from Adobe Bridge > open image in camera raw.

Or do it directly by access in Photoshop Edit>Preferences>File Handling / Then tick “Prefer camera raw for jpeg file” > OK.


Step 19

Open image in Photoshop. Maybe you want to make your back up for the image. Just Press Ctrl + J to duplicate the image, then hide the one below.


Step 20

Next, open 2 rendered files. Double click on the layer name and name it PROTECTCOLOR and PROTECTCOLOR.Alpha


Step 21

Now we can take advantage of the alpha channel. Select PROTECTCOLOR.Alpha layer, use Magic wand ( or press W ) to select the white space


Step 22

Then click on PROTECTCOLOR layer , and click on Add vector mask icon at the bottom.


Step 23

And this is it! We have nice 3d typography without background. Now you can hide or just delete PROTECTCOLOR.Alpha layer.