In this tutorial, we’ll create this awesome chrome 3D text using Image Based Lights in Photoshop CS6 Extended.
3D in Photoshop is extremely powerful and I’m sure you’ll be surprised on how easy it is to achieve great results, especially when you use IBLs.
Image-Based Lights, or IBLs as they are known, are lights created out of images, and applied to 3D objects in Photoshop. This creates a realistic environment for the 3D object that you are working with.
This technique is not new to Photoshop, in fact Photoshop CS5 allowed you to create image based lights. However Photoshop CS6 is so much better at it, and the new user interface is much easier to use and understand.
PHOTOSHOP CS6 EXTENDED IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TUTORIAL!
In This Tutorial You Will Learn How To:
02:09 – Convert text into a 3D object.
03:19 – Use the 3D tools in Photoshop to align your 3D ground plane to your image.
04:18 – Move the infinite light in Photoshop and control your objects shadow.
05:24 – Set an Image Based Light (IBL).
06:21 – Make 3D objects reflect light.
07:01 – Tips for rendering in Photoshop.
09:08 – Change a 3D object’s shape preset.
09:57 – Place and move the Image Based Light.
11:04 – Split Extrusions.
14:10 – Paint shadows below the text.
15:45 – Edit Image Based Light textures.