Q: “How can I create 3D text?”

3D text is wickedly effective at getting attention and making an impression. Creating 3D text in photoshop is simple. Discover how to create 3D text effects that pop in this answer …

Step 1 Create A New Document

1 Your canvas size should be 500 pixels x 500 pixels.

Step 2 Type text

1. Select the “Horizontal Type” tool from the toolbar (press “T” to go pronto).

Draw type selection …

1 Click and drag to draw a type selection for our text so that it is the entire width of the active image area.

Enter text …

1 Type in text you want to use in this example we are going to use ’3D Text’.

Apply …

1 Press the “Commit” button in the transformation options bar to apply the type selection to our document.

Step 3 Convert to shape

1 Go to the menubar and choose “Layer > Type > Convert To Shape”.

Step 4 Transform Perspective

1 Go to the menubar and choose and choose “Edit > Transform > Perspective”

Create some distortion …

1 Drag top left handle upwards to distort perspective of our shape layer …

You should now have something like this …

1 When we move the top left handle upwards we add perspective.

When you are happy with the amount of distortion apply your transformation:

1 Press the “Commit” button in the transformation options bar to apply the type selection to our document.

Step 5 Create 3D Look

1 Select the “Move” tool from the toolbar (press “V” to go pronto).

Duplicate our shaper layer …

1 With the move tool selected and our shape layer active, alt click in the active image area to duplicate our shape layer.

Position …

1 Position our new layer just slightly above our first shape layer to achieve a slight 3D effect.

Let’s repeat the above two steps …

1 With the move tool selected and our shape layer active, alt click in the active image area to duplicate our shape layer.
1 We should now have something like this …

Step 6 Create 3D Look

1 Double click our latest layer – we are going to set the color.

Let’s change the color …

1 Select a red color – “cc0000″.
1 Double click on our original layer …

Let’s change the color …

1 Select an offset white color – #cccccc

Step 7 Our 3D Text

1 Check out our 3D text …
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