Photoshop Dimensions - Issue 2

Photoshop Dimensions - Issue 2

by Kevin Bomberry

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Photoshop Dimensions - Issue 2 by Kevin Bomberry, Pete Falco

Learn how to make a 3D picture frame with 3D extrusions and beveling, use layout and lighting to create eye-catching 3D text and employ the power of Photoshop to produce realistic cotton and denim materials.

A lot of every day objects can be be modeled quickly and easily with the powerful 3D tools in Photoshop, and what’s more natural for Photoshop users that a 3D picture frame? In "Simple Beveling - A Picture Frame" we show you how to make a picture frame around an image using 3D extrusion beveling options. Now you can take your best 2D image and show it off in your own 3D gallery.

Once you’ve created a few 3D objects, you’ll naturally want to combine them into a cool 3D scene. In "3D Layout Concepts" we show you the basics of working with different 3D views and moving your 3D objects around.

3D text is a killer feature in Photoshop Extended: adding the third dimension really makes titles and copy pop off the page or screen and gets your work noticed. In "90 Degree Text Layout" we’ll build on your knowledge of extrusion and layout to create a pleasing 3D text design. You’ll learn the basics of lighting your 3D models in "3D Lights Overview", see how to render your 3D scene in "32 Bit Rendering" and post-process your rendered image in "Adjusting Exposure". At the end, you’ll have a completely polished 3D text image.

Materials are vitally important to making vibrant, interesting 3D images. In "Making Cotton and Denim", we will show you how materials are created in Photoshop by creating two common fabrics.

Photoshop Dimensions is the magazine of 3D in Adobe® Photoshop®. Whether you are new to 3D in Photoshop or an old hand, Photoshop Dimensions will show you new and exciting ways to add another dimension to your work. Photoshop Dimensions is written by leading authorities and experts who truly understand Photoshop’s powerful 3D features.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014365734
Publisher: Doppler Publishing
Publication date: 05/24/2012
Series: Photoshop Dimensions , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

The Photoshop Dimensions Team

Pete Falco is the Lead Engineer for 3D functionality in Photoshop. He received his Masters in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has over 20 years of experience in the fields of 3D and image processing. He has been on the Photoshop team for 5 years and prior to that was an engineer on QuickTime VR, RealSpace, and Live Picture and was a co-founder of Zoomify. He is co-author of 3D in Photoshop: the Ultimate Guide for Creative Professionals.

Kevin Bomberry is the founder of several companies including Able Pear Software, Doppler Publishing and is Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop Dimensions and works with Adobe Systems developing Photoshop’s 3D user experience. With more than 20 years in mixed and new media design, interactive system and experience design, Kevin continues to learn for himself and teach others as much a possible.

Zorana Gee, MBA, is a Senior Product Manager on the Photoshop team and has been instrumental in the feature direction of Photoshop and Photoshop Extended as well as driving the 3D efforts in Photoshop Extended and across Adobe. She is co-author of 3D in Photoshop: the Ultimate Guide for Creative Professionals and the Photoshop 3D Guide iPad app. Zorana speaks extensively around the world representing Adobe and Photoshop. She can also be found flying kicks through the air while practicing the Brazilian martial art, Capoeira; she has been training and teaching Capoeira for over 12 years and holds a black-belt (equivalent).

Don McCaughey is an entrepreneur and software developer. He has worked on a wide range of projects, from embedded systems to web applications to mobile apps and with a wide range of companies, from startups to Internet giants to automobile makers. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model III, and he’s been hooked ever since. He is the founder of mobile app developer Able Pear Software and new media company Doppler Publishing.

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