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Best Photoshop Tutorials in Creating a Realistic 3D Effect

Apr 17, 2010 insic 16 Comments

Adding a three dimensional effect in your artwork makes the final result more realistic. In this post I will showcase to you the best Photoshop tutorial around the web on how to create a realistic 3D effect.

Combine 3D Shapes and Vectors for a Dynamic Composition

In this tutorial, you’ll learn an essential workflow for dealing with multiple styles of graphics, and you’ll also learn how to combine them to create a visually polished and dynamic composition. Using custom shapes, brushes, stock images and Photoshop tools, this tutorial will supercharge your skill set.

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Creating an Ecological Fairy Tale Wallpaper

This tutorial will show how to create pebbles covering with grasses from scratch in Photoshop. You shall display your own creativity on what things should be placed on them to form your own ecological wallpaper!

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Draw a Classy 3D Poker Chip in Photoshop

This tutorial are going to illustrate a 3D Poker Chip in Adobe Photoshop starting from scratch.

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Create A Beautiful 3D Text Composition

This tutorial will teach you step by step how to render beautiful and visually sharp 3d text in 3D Studio Max, render it using Mental Ray, and then combine it with additional visual elements to create an atmospheric, nature inspired 3D text composition using Photoshop. If you don’t have 3D Studio Max, fear not, for a beautiful PNG render is included so you can still follow the Photoshop section.

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Compositing 3D Render into Real Photo Scene

This tutorial will show how we can composite 3D rendered images into a real photograph environment. We will be using the layer masking technique very often and also explore some simple brush settings.

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Create an Egg Planet

Interesting photo manipulation technique demonstrated in alfoart.com in creating an egg planet. The elements used are Egg Shell, Map, Yolk and a Glass.

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How to Create a Stylish Media Player in Photoshop

In this tutorial, they teach you how to replicate Apple’s iPod Nano. Not only to recreate it’s signature body form, but also the headphones and put them in a unique setting that makes it pop. This an easy to follow step-by-step tutorial, and altering the final appearance should be a piece of cake. Changing the appearance is only a matter of picking a few different colors or adding your own textures as skins!

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Photo Strip (Photoshop Tutorial)

This is a Photoshop tutorial on how to create a beautiful photo film strip, as seen in Apple’s iLife package design (’06 version) and DigitalMash website. The warp tool will be used to create the twisting effect (so, you need Photoshop CS2 or above to complete this tutorial). With the completion of this tutorial, you will be able build a photo strip with your own photos or artwork.

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How to Create a Clean 3D Notepad in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you well learn how to create a realistic notepad icon using Layer FX and Photoshop’s pen tool. The final image may look complicated, but it’s surprisingly easy to make.

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Create a Digital Camera With Wooden Accents Using Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to draw a digital camera using Photoshop.

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Create nice and realistic Credit Card in Photoshop

This tutorial is going to show you to design a wonderfully realistic credit card in Photoshop. The skill are more or less like design some 3D objects. Except the basic elements, you need to put on some works such as adding reflection and shadow effects in order to make it to be more realistic.

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Design a Realistic 3D Baseball Cap in Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial is going to show you how to create a realistic 3D Baseball cap in Adobe Photoshop using the Pen tool, brushes and some nifty tricks.

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Create a Metal Piece with a Graved Text on it in Photoshop

This tutorial is going to show you how to create a piece of metal with a graved text on it.
Along the way it will show you how to create effects like Metal Effect,Inner Graved Text Effect or Mirror Reflection Effect in Photoshop.

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Design a Realistic 3D Pen and Pad in Photoshop

In this tutorial, it is going to design a realistic pen and pad in Photoshop. To draw the realistic things, it is always to focus on the reflection and shadow effects.

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Create a Fantastic Speed Gauge and Watch Icon

This tutorial is going to demonstrate you how to create a speed gauge and watch icon. It is very simple to make. You just need to draw a simple circle and mark up the scale. At the end, you just add some shiny effect and shadows.

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Design a Ready to Print Brochure in Photoshop

This tutorial will help you to create a ready to print three-fold brochure from scratch using only Photoshop. This tutorial is ideal for beginners and for people who want to know more about print design.

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Create an Awesome Apple iPhone

In this tutorial, it is going to show you how to create an awesome apple iPhone.

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3D Pixel Stretch Effects

Stretching a single line of pixels is an easy way to create special digital effects in graphic design. By taking this technique a step further, we can create wonderful, vibrant 3D effects right in Photoshop! This tutorial demonstrated a nice way of creating a nice 3D effect.

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Create a 3D Mp3 Player in Photoshop

In this tutorial, it will show you how to design a realistic 3D MP3 player in Photoshop.

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Create a Stunning 3D Liquid Explosion Artwork

This tutorial covers many advanced techniques, but not to fear, the author will walk you through step-by-step how to create it. You’ll learn rendering, depth of field, dispersion, photo manipulation, and how to add the tiny details that all combine for a brilliant artwork.

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Above tutorials is personally handpicked by the author and it is in no particular order. If you have another good tutorial in mind feel free to hit the comment and I will be happy to add them.

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