How to Create Fake 3D Lines & Type in Photoshop
Hi there, are you ready to fake three D. The last video we learned how to do it properly in this video. We're going to use a cheap trick. You don't need a three D compatible version of Photoshop. Just need a paintbrush, A gradient and a word. Alright well even fake in some shadows. Can you see the background? They're fake shadows. Alright, let's learn how to do a fake version in Photoshop. Alright to get started. Let's open up fake three D from our 15 3 D. Folder. This background is just a pretty background. It's not going to have any influence on the three D ness of what we're doing. Next thing we need to do is down the bottom here, grab the rectangle tool, hold it down until we get the ellipse tool. This ellipse needs to have the gradient we want to use so it's probably going to have a normal fill so click on, fill up the top here and click on gradient. We're not too worried about the colors at the moment, click this first one, this black versus white, we're going to go and change it...
in a second and draw out a circle. I'm holding down the shift key so that when I dragged this out it's a perfect circle, how big should it be basically? It's how big you want the largest part of your kind of three D. Text, you saw, mine didn't get too big so that's fine, can be smaller, can be bigger. Alright, let's change the gradient with your lips selected my properties panel here. I'm going to click on the color and I'm going to double click these bottom houses, you could pick one of the default ones that would work. I'm going to jump out to gradient because I love stealing colors from these guys. I'm gonna use the page two option. Where are you Peach three even this one here. Okay, so I'm gonna add three little points. Let's click on little color, grab the hex to decimal number, click on this, double click this first icon, paste it in down the bottom here, jump back out. Thank you. Present. I'm gonna add this Middle one by just clicking anywhere in this kind of bottom part. It just appears magically actually I kind of like that with the orange. Now I'm gonna stick to the original, I lie, I like I'm just gonna leave the orange. Crazy dan. Thinking for your gradient self. Now what I'm gonna do is I'm going to duplicate this layer, I'm gonna click it and hit command. J I'm going to turn this off, I want this kind of editable shape for later on because this tool is not gonna work if this is a lovely live shape so we have to do is right click ellipse one and gonna rust arise layer, destroying all the good updated illness to it. But it means this technique is actually gonna work. Okay so what we need to do is we need something called the mixer brush so it's hiding underneath your brush tool, Hold it down, grab the mixer brush. Alright. First thing you need to do is this little drop down here, you need to say you need to turn this off. It's gonna be on by default. Let's turn off load solid colors only because we want to steal a gradient along here we want to set the witness down to zero the load up to 100%. Let's get the hardness of this brush. Okay so I'm just gonna click on the general brushes and use this hard rounded one. The first thing we need to do is we need to brush size to be bigger than our lips here. So make your brush just bigger than what you needed to be because what we're gonna do is we're gonna hold down the option key on a Mac or the old key on a PC to set this as a target. We're going to say you yours is probably not gonna work because it's gonna say sample or layers. So it's going to grab my background as well as this look up here with it on it grabs too much background plus my ellipse. I want to say actually just sample the layer that I'm on. Okay which is this is what is going to steal from. I'm gonna lower my brush size to kind of what I want to use to draw with. We're going to create our own layer. This one is going to be my three D. Type player. Actually you're not allowed to call it three D. It's 2.5 D. Fake three D. Alright so let's get started. I'm gonna draw terrible type with my mouse so we're kind of there, it's doing kind of what we want. Let's undo that. I leave it there, we'll turn it off. Let's make another layer what you can do to make it look a little nicer than actually that came out. All right, gotta move fast. But let's say you want to smooth it out, you can get this cog icon actually if you can't see this thing here it's smoothing, you might have to turn it on in your brush settings. So I got a window and down the brush settings. Just turn smoothing on if it's not already Okay and it just means that I get to say it doesn't have to be 100% but if I crank it up to about 70 when I draw that same word it's a bit slower but it's averaging out my movements and things are looking a whole lot nicer nice here. Nice sir, I'm going to draw it again, I spend my time, why am I using the word queen? I like the word Q. In three D. And I don't know that's definitely Queen, it was meant to be any. Alright I'm gonna redo my E. E. Oh man so bad, I'm going to get my weight onto that in a second and I'm going to show you how awesome it is with the tablet? Alright that'll do. Okay so smoothing helps but really this effect works great with one or two things. We're going to use a wacom tablet now. And in the next video we will look at using paths. What is the way calm tablets it is that pen you draw with? Okay, it acts as a mouse but you get to hold it like a pen. I'll plug mine in now I guess I'm reluctant to do this whole course with a wacom tablet even though retouching is really handy with one of these. Not everyone has one. Let's look at the perk of using it with this particular tool. So I created a new layer. This is going to be my way conversion, I use the way con into its pro the medium-sized one. I like it good size works really well. So now I'm using the pen, I'm going to pick a brush size probably there is a chunk bigger. Yeah the other thing I'm gonna do is I'm gonna turn my smoothing down to zero mainly because I'm reasonably good doing it with just the pen. You can see it's pretty smooth, you can turn on smoothing maybe just a little bit but now I'm dealing with a pen, I'm gonna try and do a nice one. Thank you. Q. And you can see what's really nice about it. Is that the size of the brush changes depending on how hard you push. So now I'm probably gonna do a zillion attempts at trying to make the word queen again. Ah The that was the last one running out of room. Gonna grab my later and just kind of move it across so close I can't finish it. They'll do no. All right, it's close enough, but you can see how nice it is when you are using just a tablet just to do like little dots and little things and okay, ruining it. Cool. Alright, what we will do to add a little bit more realism to this before we go, I'm gonna switch back to my mouse. What I'm gonna do is with this layer selected, I'm going to add a drop shadow. Yeah, that all looks good. And click Ok. Remember what I want to do is right, click drop shadow and create their Thank you very much. And it just means this drop shadow is now on its own layer. What I'm gonna do is maybe get it to. Not sure how much I'm going to break it into half. At least I'm gonna grab you copy. Actually cut it. So it it cut it edit paste. I've got kind of two halves. Why? Because I want to use this fold in the floor. Let's work on the top half. First. Turn the bottom half off, and that's kind of what I want to do, right? I want to look like the lights coming from up here and kind of sticking it against the back wall and with this layer, the bottom chunk I wanted to line up. Here's my arrow keys just to make sure it lines up and then I'm going to go to edit transform and I'm going to use the perspective option. I'm just going to kind of try and do something like that so it looks like it's kind of going across the floor to drag it out a little bit 10 Yeah, it's kind of working okay, all right, we have to play with it a little bit more. I'm happy enough with it. And what we're gonna do is play around the blending modes, both of these. What I might do is find a blending mode that works for this one. So multiply, let's look at something else, a bit more believable. That's kinda nice soft light and maybe just lower the opacity of soft light as well and I'll do the same for this one. You my friend are soft light and I'm gonna lower the opacity probably a little bit lower. It's super subtle, it's helping a little bit Alright, so you make a circle, add a gradient, make sure it's rasta Rised. Use the mixer brush, sample that, ellipse and then paint it on its own layer. If you tie it in with a tablet, like a wacom tablet, you can do some nicer stuff where it's not just one kind of thickness. Alright, let's get into the next video. We're going to do a very similar thing, but we're going to use paths instead. Things like the pen tool. Alright, I'll see you in a sec.