By Bill Byrne
Add 3D on your mograph skillset! For the skilled 2nd artist, this lavishly illustrated, four colour ebook provides the necessities to construction and compositing 3D components into your 2nd international of movie and broadcast. ideas and methods are offered in concise, step by step tutorials, 1000's of that are featured all through. Featured purposes contain Photoshop, Illustrator, After results, and Cinema 4D.
Lessons comprise exploring the accelerated 3D performance of the Adobe artistic Suite functions (After results, Photoshop, and Illustrator) via a chain of sensible tutorials. extra complicated classes then persist with, with tutorials and perception supplied in particularly geared classes for 2nd artists operating in Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, and ZBrush.
4-color presentation is extra greater through a variety of sidebars, assistance, and "gotchas" to observe for through-out the publication. The DVD comprises hours of undertaking records with that you would be able to paintings alongside the tutorials within the book.
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Make a new Photoshop document. Use the NTSC DV preset under Film and Video. 2. Use the Fill Pixels mode in the options bar. Create your oval on a diagonal by clicking and dragging from the upper left to the lower right. 3. Duplicate (Cmd-J) the layer with the oval. Press V to switch to the Move Tool. If you don’t have Show Transform Controls activated, do so by clicking the checkbox next to it in the top Chapter 4 Photoshop 3D 45 options bar. Grab the Transform Controls from the left-hand side and drag it over so you have something like what I have in the above figure.
Choose Text Layer…. 14 When using Repousse you can begin by choosing a shape for the extrusion from the Repousse Shape Presets. You can adjust the depth and scale, and even add twist to the extrusion. You can set different materials for the different angles under the Materials section. Under Bevel you can change the shape of the edge contour. If you want to bloat the front surface of your type, the Inflate section has options for that. 62 Chapter 4 Photoshop 3D Interview: Luc Dimick Lucas Dimick is an artist and an award-winning independent animator.