In this Photoshop tutorial, you will see how to draw a similar effect on an opening or slit in the shape of an “X”.

The entire 3D effect is created only thanks to the gradients. To learn how to use them correctly, read the following lesson.

1. With polygonal lasso draw a similar shape.
On a new layer fill it with color. # 45862C:

2. Continue working with , to divide the shape into parts, each part must be on a new layer.

So for example, you selected a part №1, click on Ctrl + X (cut) and then Ctrl + V (paste on new layer)

3. And now let’s get down to the most interesting – the game with color and shadows. You will need to set the following gradient:

Hold Ctrl and click on the shape number 1, take the gradient and draw it diagonally from the lower left corner to the upper right. The result you see in the picture.

Do the necessary operations with the remaining pieces. Carefully use the gradient, see the direction.

4. Create a new layer, scale the image, take again and draw a selection like below:

Set the same gradient:

Apply a gradient to the selection. It should look like this:

Repeat 3 more times:

You can add a light shadow around the “X”, to do this, create a new layer above the background. Take a large soft brush and click once on the document. Then you can use the Gaussian Blur filter to make the shadow transparent and fluffy.

Here is what you can get as a result:

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