By Zorana Gee

This is often the 1st publication of its style that indicates you every thing you must recognize to create or combine 3D into your designs utilizing Photoshop CS5 prolonged. when you are thoroughly new to 3D, you will discover the nice counsel and methods in 3D in Photoshop necessary as you start. there's additionally a wealth of particular technical perception when you wish extra. Written through the real specialists - Adobe's personal 3D workforce - and with contributions from the very best and brightest electronic artists operating at the present time, this reference advisor can help you to create a finished workflow that matches your particular wishes. alongside the way in which, you are going to decide up troubleshooting information and suggestion from the specialists and you will be encouraged through many examples of complete colour, unique works of 3D paintings. if you are already utilizing Photoshop to your electronic paintings and need to benefit how you can include your 3D elements into one workflow, you will discover new methods of operating with Photoshop that you simply most likely by no means knew existed. tips on how to quick generate attractive 3D extrusions from textual content layers, choices and extra. Brush up in your portray, texture production and modifying talents, and how one can composite 3D to 2nd scenes. you will additionally notice the secrets and techniques to making Lenticular pictures. it is all right here during this complete advisor - the subsequent smartest thing to sitting side-by-side with an Adobe professional whenever you create 3D magic.*Note: 3D performance mentioned during this publication is barely on hand in Photoshop CS5 prolonged *Comprehensive assurance of common 3D ideas to get you all started if you are new to 3D, or to capture you up to the mark with the newest details in case you are a professional professional *A supplemental site comprises photos to perform with, 3rd social gathering program plug-ins, and extra *Includes step by step workflows from the various industry's most sensible electronic artists to motivate and tell your individual workflow *Answers to the questions most commonly asked to the Adobe Photoshop 3D crew

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The most common maps to paint on are diffuse maps, opacity maps and bump maps. 6). 6 3D Scene panel paint on map selectors. 40 Materials | Photoshop 3D painting uses a projection-based model. This means that your 3D object has to be positioned in view so that paint can be properly applied. How the paint gets applied depends on the position of the object as well as scale. There are many tools in Photoshop that help with painting in 3D. Note: It is recommended for faster performance to paint in the Interactive (Painting) or OpenGL mode.

Shadows are only visible when using ray tracing. All four of the light types are capable of casting shadows, including soft shadows. 5). Image-based lighting gives an artist the ability to use an image to simulate the lighting in a scene. 32-bit images are recommended for image-based lights since at this bit depth you have over 4 billion levels to describe the light, whereas with 8-bit images you are limited to only 256 levels of light (0e255). If you have a broad range of light and dark areas, typically 256 levels of light will not be enough.

7 Converting a layer to a Repoussé object using the Type Mask Tool. 3. 7). , twist, bend, bevel, inflate). For more information on creating Repoussé objects, see Chapter 7. 8 The images on the left are depth maps used to create the 3D objects on the right. 4. 8). Essentially, depth is determined by grayscale values where 50% gray is the starting plane and anything more black is pushed back and anything more white is pulled forward (in z-space). This is useful if you want to generate meshes with more precision; this is especially true if you use 16- or 32-bit images, since you now have pixel level control over the appearance of your mesh.

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