Floral 3D Text Effect

Floral 3D Text Effect

Floral 3D Text Effect

Step 11 - Clear Finishing for Drop Shadow.

On the new layer, choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur then apply a slight blur to create a drop shadow.


Step 12 - Shadow Adjustment

Now we’ll use the Smudge Tool will smudge the top and bottom sides of the shadow towards the center of the text so that it becomes hidden. Select the smudge tool then set the brush to the following:

  • Brush Size: 100px
  • Mode: Normal
  • Strength: 50%

Step 13 - Finished Image

This is what your shadow should look like after smudging.


Step 14 - Installing Brush in Photoshop

Download and install a swirls Photoshop brush. We used Swirls and Circles by BSILVIA. Or, you can browse for swirl brushes on Brusheezy. Once you’ve picked your Photoshop brush, load it into Photoshop.


Step 15 - Making Floor with Design

Now we are going to create a floor design for the image to show that the 3D text is on the floor. For that you need to Create a new layer, select the brush that you’d like to use, then paint it on this new layer. Choose Edit > Transform > Perspective then transform the swirl so that it matches the perspective of the text like the image below.


Step 16 - Making of Plants & roots

Now we’re going to add more plants coming out of the text. Choose a floral brush to paint it on and use green. Choose the brush which you see in the image & follow the image for the placement of the brush. Give this color(#326507) for the image. To give depth choose Dodge tool(O)> Brush size = 65 > Range = Highlights > Exposure = 50%. Drag the brush in the corner of the shape to make it light as in the image. Now u choose Burn tool & burn the opposite corner of the shape. Sure you will get the same effect.


Step 17 - Finishing touch.

Follow the same Step 16 & create how ever you want to make the elements. So you can see the finial image below.

Floral 3D Text Effect

Step 18 - Final Image

You can use colors to make it colorful as image below.

Floral 3D Text Effect Color

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12 comments on “Floral 3D Text Effect”

  1. Terrible explanation. You totally left out how to proceed if Illustrator doesn't allow you to copy/paste multiple objects and doesn't allow saving as .png

  2. I'm confused at steps 10(drop shadow, 16(making plants) and step 18(the final image).

    at step 10, can you please clearly explain how to put the shadow? (My shadow is just within the 3d text itself. It's not spreading)

    at step 16 and 18, how did you add shadows and colors at those plants, swirls and circles?

    Btw, it's a great tutorial. Thanks for taking the time to post this. Keep it up!

    1. Okay, so on step ten, I ran into the same problem. Here's a little bit of a more detailed explanation.

      1. Ctrl-click on the thumbnail of the text layer. This will load a selection of it.
      2. Make a new layer. Drag it underneath the text layer.
      3. Fill the selection with black. You will not be able to see it yet.
      4. (VERY IMPORTANT) Deselect. (Ctrl D)
      5. Apply guassian blur as directed and continue with tutorial

      For step 16, those are not shadows. The dark parts are the actual original color. It just looks like shadows because you add in some lightness using the dodge tool. (He tells you what settings to use - you must've just missed them.)

      For step 18, this is a little more advanced. Actually a lot more advanced. You can either use the Hue/Saturation with Colorize turned on to add colors, but there are a bunch of other ways to do it. Here are some steps to get you started on the Hue/Saturation method.

      1.) Copy the layer with the circles and swirls.
      2.) Go to Image-Adjustments-Hue/Saturation. Check the Colorize box.
      3.) Adjust sliders to change the color. The higher the Saturation, the more vivid the color. (The whole thing will turn this color - don't worry, we'll fix that in a minute)
      4.) Press OK when you get a color you like
      5.) Use the eraser tool to erase everything on the colored layer except the part that you want to color.
      6.) Repeat 1-5 as desired, using different colors. DON'T FORGET to copy the original layer with the swirls and the circles every time. Otherwise this method will not work.

      Hope this all helps! Happy Photoshopping.

  3. Hello,

    Could you please let me know how to make a selection of the whole 3D letter and not just the front or extrusion (but both)? Thank you for posting this great tutorial which allows me to learn techniques which are new to me.

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