Introducton to Adobe Photoshop Real World Example

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PHASE III-B: Logo Text In 3-D


  1. Layers Options Flyout
  2. Merge Layers To Create The New Text Face Layer
  3. Creating The Text Shadow And Highlight Layers
  4. Darken The Shadow Layer
  5. Lighten The Highlight Layer
  6. Nudge The Highlight And Shadow Into Positions
  7. Lighting Direction Change
  8. Not Right Yet
  9. A Solution Recipe
  10. The Final Tweak
  11. The Result


1...Layers Options Flyout

Access the flyout by clicking on the black triangle at the top right corner of the Palette title area as in the sample below.

The chain icon shows that The layer is Linked to the Style layer.

Layers Options


2...Merge Layers To Create The New Text Face Layer


3...Create The Text Shadow And Highlight Layers

Duplicate Twice


4...Darken The Shadow Layer


5...Lighten The Highlight Layer


6...Nudge The Highlight and Shadow Into Position


7...Lighting Direction Change

Light Direction

I intentionally changed the lighting direction in the foreground text element.

Changing the lighting direction can sometimes help to add to the "illusion of depth".


8...Not Right Yet

What are my options...


9...A Solution Recipe

Different Color


10...The Final Tweak


11...The Result

Final Comp
Final Comp

Before
Different Color


Click Next to get into more about the subtler points of visual illusion.


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