Create Inspirational 3D Gold Text with Photoshop Extended

Create Inspirational 3D Gold Text with Photoshop Extended

Step 17

One thing about 3D artwork is that the colors can sometimes look too perfect. You can reduce this by adding some a film color effect. My favorite way of doing this is with the Curves tool. Add a new Curves adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves). Switch the channel to blue and drag the points towards the vertical center – this will add some blues to the shadows and gold to the highlights. Switch to the red channel and create a very slight S curve. Switch back to the RGB channel and create an S shape to increase the contrast. You can adjust the opacity of this curves layer to reduce the effect.
Here’s what the image looks like with and without the film effect.

Final Results

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30 comments on “Create Inspirational 3D Gold Text with Photoshop Extended”

  1. I tried it but the results on mine looked alot more basic/cheaper - on the tutorial photos the effects look higher quality, more like after effects

  2. Working on the background, I was wondering if there is the possibility to make it transparent: I mean, a soft (really soft) black just around the borders of the main writing, black that then fades to transparent.
    If you are able to indicate me a few steps to achieve this effect I will appreciate your help.

  3. Is it possible to follow this tutorial with Photoshop cs5.5?
    For example, I see that in PsCS5.5 I have not the voice "New 3D Extrusion from selected layer" with right click on the shape layer.

    1. I'm pretty sure you can do it with Photoshop CS5.5 Extended but the interface will look different. You need "CS5.5 Extended" (not the CS5.5) for 3D work.

  4. Firstly, this is just beautiful! Love it! I'd like to try creating CS4 Extended. Is this an adventure worth trying or are the 3D Tools/Techniques in CS6 far too advanced for my endeavor?

  5. Awesome tutorial! Thank you for offering it. Can you tell me how I can make the background behind my text translucent/transparent, please?

    1. @Joachim:
      It's a simple technique ; The shape dynamics.
      1. Create a new layer.
      2. Goto window->Brush, choose a circular brush with 100% radius
      3. Use spacing and set to 1000%.
      4. Opt for shape dynamics and use size jitter 40% and roundness jitter to 25%(yup you can experiment your own values)
      5. Now draw above the layer we created at step one to get uneven circles.
      6. Give it a bit of Gaussian Blur (filter->blur->Gaussian blur....yes u know).
      7.Use overlay

      repeat steps 1 through 7 with different brush sizes and colors if you prefer...

      voila, you are there......

  6. the option U specified in Step 2 . ."choose New 3D extrusion from layer."

    this option is not highlighted . . what to do?? tell me some solution

  7. Precise dense video tutorial...Not a second is useless....highly informative and descriptive with clear explanation.....awesome is the word.......

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