Make 3D Shapes in Photoshop
Prior to Photoshop CS4, it was necessary to learn additional software in order to render images in 3D. However, Photoshop CS4 is equipped with a rendering engine that is capable of creating realistic three-dimensional images within Photoshop itself.
1. Open Photoshop CS4.
2. Click “File” in the top menu and select “New” from the drop-down menu to create a new document.
3. Create a new layer by selecting “Layer” in the top menu and choosing “New” from the drop-down menu. The new layer appears selected by default in the “Layers Palette.”
4. Choose “Filter” in the top menu, hover your cursor over “Render,” and select “3D Transform” from the fly-out menu. The “3D Transform” dialog box appears.
5. Select one of the shape buttons to the left: “Cube,” “Sphere” or “Cylinder.”
6. Click, hold, and drag the shape in the dialog box. Create additional shapes in the same manner if desired.
7. Select the “Trackball Tool” to the left to rotate your 3D image until your shapes are no longer transparent.
8. Click “OK” to insert the 3D shapes into your document.
9. Edit the color, size and position of the shapes using the “Tools Palette.”