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Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Type Effects

Course Summary

Shows how to design a variety of vibrant 3D type effects in Photoshop Extended.       


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    Course Syllabus

    Introduction
       Welcome
    1. Murder-Mystery Type
       Making thriller/chiller type
       Creating a slanted incline
       Smearing colors across letters
       Casting and catching light
       Masking away shadow errors
       Creating drop-and-splatter effects
       Color-correcting 3D in Camera Raw
       Placing Camera Raw and raster art
       Mastering register and knockout
       Combining layer mask and density
    2. Hand-Drawn Letters
       Making hand-drawn type in 3D
       Tracing letters with filters
       Restoring missing outlines
       Tracing a photographic background
       Separating letters from the extruded sides
       Turning a cartoon into "glory type"
       Making a hand-drawn neon effect
       Changing glow, mask, and color
       Modifying your hand-drawn 3D text
       Updating static layers and masks
    3. Long, Twisty I-Beam Extrusions
       Making cable-length I-beam extrusions
       Similarly extruding other type layers
       Rotating, positioning, and scaling words
       Removing one texture and creating another
       Dressing up the cable-length I-beams
       Precisely masking your 3D letters
       Brightening the faces of your letters
       Masking the extruded sides
       Painting in a 3D smoke effect
       Knocking out the excess smoke
    4. Sharp and Edgy Grunge Type
       Establishing a worthy grunge background
       Assigning a bevel with a custom contour
       Matching 3D type to a photographic scene
       Lifting masks from plain 3D letters
       Assigning a rusting grunge-metal material
       Creating matching faux-gold bevels
       Tracing the faces of your letters
       Painting in the back-alley slime trails
       Simulating heavy-duty 3D wires
       Adding a crack to any letter
       Lighting a background to match your type
       Post-processing type in Camera Raw
    5. Fluffy Pillow Inflations
       Making a 3D pillow inflation
       "Fluffing up" the letters
       Masking and lighting the 3D type
       Casting colorful ground-plane shadows
       Assigning materials and bump maps
       Removing seams from a bump map
       Simulating worn fabric with Soft Noise
       Resolving last-minute lighting issues
    6. Depth-Map Letters in Stylized Granite
       Making blocky comic-book-style type
       Scaling depth-map bumps
       Using the built-in shadow catcher
       Opening an ACR image from Photoshop
       Tracing and shading the blocks
       Masking block letters with the Magic Wand
       Adding graphic effects to the background
       Masking the base of the letterforms
       Tracing halos around the letter backs
       Creating a circuit board pattern
       Making a complex pattern glow
       Adding bright 2D shadow type
    7. Carving Recessed Type into a Tree
       Prepping ACR and Illustrator objects
       Reconciling multiple vector constraints
       Fixing the type onto the tree
       Creating a sunken extrusion
       Combining blending modes and diffuse texture
       Bending 3D text as a Smart Object
       Enhancing carved type with Smart Filters
       Masking away the forward extrusions
       Duplicating the carving up the tree
       Masking the many bits of exposed wood
       Dyeing the inside of the hearts red
    Conclusion
       See ya
     


Course Fee:
USD 25

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

6 - 7 hours / week

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