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Photoshop for Designers: Practical 3D Designs

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create 3D elements for commercial design work, including product advertisements and logos.

3D is the new "drop shadow"—sometimes overused, but in the right place it can make a dramatic difference in a design. Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create 3D elements for commercial design work, in this course with senior graphic design instructor Justin Seeley. These hands-on techniques are for designers who want to add some 3D elements that will take their work to the next level, without going overboard. Justin walks through three projects—an advertisement, a product shot, and a logo—adding the kind of 3D details that make images and text pop off a page or presentation.


  • Welcome
  • How to use exercise files
  • Connecting with the author
1. Core Concepts
  • Courses to help you understand Photoshop 3D
  • Examples of practical 3D use in modern design
2. Enhancing Product Advertisements
  • Optional: Installing the Grinched font
  • Setting your typography
  • Extruding your type layer into 3D
  • Splitting your extrusion into multiple 3D objects
  • Adjusting the extrusion, lighting, and shading
  • Finalizing your design
3. Creating Your Own Product Shot
  • Preparing the original photo
  • Extruding a photo into a new 3D layer
  • Adding texture and lighting to your object
  • Adding vector artwork to your 3D object
  • Rendering your product shot
  • Adding the finishing touches
  • Optional: Installing the American Captain font
  • Goodbye
  • Importing your logo from Adobe Illustrator
  • Extruding your logo into a 3D object
  • Applying metallic effects to your logo
  • Finalizing the typography and layout of your design

Taught by

Justin Seeley

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