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“Clock Up” Wallpaper Photoshop Tutorial
Inside Photoshop, create a new document
with 800×600 px
wide with 150dpi
Fill the background
layer with black then type the text you want, mine was ‘clock UP’. For optimal result, choose thick font with unique shape. As for the text color, make sure you set it white.
I assume you type the same word as i do, so arrange the word ‘clock’ to 168px size
, whereas the word ‘UP’ reside below it with larger size, around 300px
Show the Character panel
( from the Window> Character
menu if you didn’t know how ). Inside the Character panel
, set the leading to 230px
. This will reduce the gap between ‘clock’ and ‘UP’ words. I’m also increase the font size for the word ‘UP’ to 340px
, so both words wide is equally each other.
Transform text to 3D by using the menu 3D> Repouse> Text Layer
. When the Repousse Dialog appear, rotate the mesh option
is activated by default. So now you can drag the 3D text vertically upwards to get the 3D text perspective like shown in the image below.
Still inside the Repousse Dialog, look at the Extrude section
. Reduce Depth
value to 0.51
. This will reduce extrudes depths while also enhance the perspective feels. In case you want bigger 3d text, click on the Scale the mesh
option. Drag to right direction to increase the 3D text, while drag to left would decrease it. Click OK
when you’re done.
The text layer become 3D layer now. Next, go to Window> 3D
to show the 3D panel’s. Inside the 3D panel, select By Whole Scene
filter. Click Scene category
then choose Ray Traced Final
from the Quality
Photoshop will start rendering your 3D text, it will takes some time to render the 3D text (depending on your hardware and ram/memory ) so just wait until it’s done.
Note: the rendering process will be interrupted if you do something ( such as moving the 3D text layer or change the layer blend mode ). If you coincidentally do this, just go back to 3D panel and set the Quality again, this way Photoshop will render the 3D text again.
When the rendering is done, you’ll get a smooth
pretty 3D text like shown in the image below. Now go to Layer> Rasterize> 3D
to rasterize the 3d layer.From now, the rasterized 3d text layer will be called ‘clock up’
Open texture image
. Select All ( press Ctrl+A
), then copy it to the clipboard via Ctrl+C
Back to our 3D text document, press Ctrl+V
to paste the texture image above clock up
layer. Make texture layer as a clipping mask layer
and then change the blend mode to Linear Burn
layer, then create a selection on the front face of the 3D text using Magic Wand tool
. To make selection easier, make sure you select the Add to selection
option and Sample All Layer
is checked from the option bar