3D text effect - 2009

3D text effect - 2009

In this tutorial you’ll gonna learn how to create a Colorful 3D Text effect in photoshop.

Create a new file (File>New) of 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. Choose then the Rectangle Tool (U) to stretch out the rectangle on the whole working zone.
Set then Blending Options>Gradient Overlay (on the same layer on the layers’ panel). Follow the next indications:

3D text effect - 2009
3D text effect - 2009

Select the Custom Shape Tool (U) and choose the next demonstrated element:

3D text effect - 2009

Put it the same way demonstrated below:

3D text effect - 2009

Set the same opacity level shown below:

3D text effect - 2009

Set the next Blending Options:

3D text effect - 2009
3D text effect - 2009

You should get the next result:

3D text effect - 2009

Using the Ellipse Tool (U) and the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with a radius of 10 px, we can represent a cloud out of several circles, representing also the effect of painting stain.

3D text effect - 2009

Select the next Blending Options for each element:

3D text effect - 2009
3D text effect - 2009
3D text effect - 2009

Make copies for all the layers. Mark out the copied layers (Ctrl+left click) and put them together (Ctrl+E). Put the new layer under the original one, applying on it the next indicated Blending Options:

3D text effect - 2009

You’ll get the next picture on this stage:

3D text effect - 2009

Open up the Adobe Illustrator to represent the year of 2009 in 3D. Select the same text’s demands as on the next picture it is represented. Choose also the color #FC0101.

3D text effect - 2009

Then write the first cipher 2, applying the settings of Effect>3D>Extrude&Bevel

3D text effect - 2009

Write now the 0 cipher, following the next demands:

3D text effect - 2009

The second 0 cipher…

3D text effect - 2009

…and finally 9.

3D text effect - 2009

Place the ciphers we’ve got the same way indicated below, mark them out and move them in Photoshop.

3D text effect - 2009

Place them above the layers:

3D text effect - 2009

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), insert a kind of element, demonstrated next picture:

3D text effect - 2009

Set the next demonstrated parameters:

3D text effect - 2009
3D text effect - 2009

Make a right click on this layer on the layers’ panel and choose the option Rasterize Layer. Applying the Eraser Tool (E), try to erase the unnecessary elements, getting the picture from below:

3D text effect - 2009

Do the same operations, following the next demands:

3D text effect - 2009
3D text effect - 2009
3D text effect - 2009

You’ll get the next picture:

3D text effect - 2009
3D text effect - 2009
3D text effect - 2009
3D text effect - 2009
3D text effect - 2009
3D text effect - 2009
3D text effect - 2009
3D text effect - 2009

We got some stylish ciphers:

3D text effect - 2009

Create a new layer and use on it the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) for the necessary markings and then apply the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to give the markings the appropriate color. Insert several lines on the picture, having the color #FFCF8A

3D text effect - 2009

The unnecessary things will be erased with the Eraser Tool (E).

3D text effect - 2009

For the next cipher we’ll use the next demonstrated element. In this case we’ll represent an arbitrary pattern replacing with white figures as on the next image it is shown. Then put together the layers and rasterize the new layer we’ve got. Fill 30% for the last made layer and erase those things we don’t need on the picture:

3D text effect - 2009

Next we’ll insert several circles and lines on the rest of the ciphers:

3D text effect - 2009

The wallpapers are done!

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