In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a realistic 3D drawing.
This is my final result:
First, create a new document of the following size: 800×800 pixels with a white background.
Select foreground color # 196cca
You are taking Rectangle tool and create a rectangle.
Next, I used the following font. Download this font in your system folder with fonts. To add a new font, you must copy the font into your “Fonts” folder.
I recommend that you look for information on how to install the font under the operating system you are using.
After you have successfully installed the font, you can write text on this blue rectangle. White is best.
Select Tool Rectangular Area (M) and create a selection as shown below.
Create a new layer (it is easier and faster to create a new layer using the keyboard shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + N).
The next step we will have Editing> Stroke.
Use the following settings:
After setting the options, click OK, and then deselect CTRL + D.
Create a new pattern. To do this, create a new document with the size of 60×60 pixels with a transparent background.
Now for convenience, zoom in to 500%. To do this, use the navigator panel. If you do not have the Navigator panel open, do the following Windows> Navigator (Window – Navigator).
Choose a tool Pencil (Pencil Tool), set the size to 2px
Create two lines on the created document to create the background. To understand the actions taken, take a look at the image:
Change the diameter to 1 pixel, and create 2 more lines as shown below:
Remove the blue layer, the result is shown below:
Editing> Define Pattern (Edit> Define Pattern)
Specify a name for your pattern, Click on the OK button. You can close this document, we no longer need it.
Using the tool Rectangular area(Rectangular Marquee Tool, M), create a selection as shown below:
Create a new layer (CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + N).
Choose a tool Fill (Paint Bucket Tool, G).
As a fill, select the created pattern, or you can download my set of patterns.
Fill by clicking on the document, deselect (CTRL + D).
Drag the patterned layer below the text layer and change the layer Opacity to 10%
Create a new layer (CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + N). Make sure that you have this layer above all layers, then by choosing Pencil tool, (set the diameter to 1 pixel), create the lines as shown below:
Choose a tool Eraser (Eraser Tool, E), with Hardness 0% remove parts of the lines. Below is my result. If you look closely, you can see that the lines look like thin arrows. This is exactly the effect that needs to be achieved.
Create multiple circles with the tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool, U). While creating circles, hold down the SHIFT key, this will allow you to create even shapes. I created white circles
For all these circles, apply the following Layer Style (Blend Options> Fill Opacity)
Blend Options> Stroke
This is an intermediate result.
Create something similar, as shown in the image below, you can create patterns yourself, or you can load my set of patterns, adding that for each pattern we create a new layer.
Select the Grafpedia Text layer in the layers palette.
Create a copy of the CTRL + J layer.
Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur). You will be asked if you want to rasterize the layer. Agree with this offer. In the filter options, use a blur radius of 20 pixels.
Change the blending mode for this layer to Overlap (Overlay). That’s what happened with me.
Now we will transform this two-dimensional project into a beautiful three-dimensional. For this we need to work with only one layer.
Select all layers except Background (hold CTRL, select all layers).
Tighten the selected layers to the button Create New Layer (Create new layer).
You can see that you have duplicates of all selected layers. If you do not perform any actions, then all duplicate layers will be selected. Press CTRL + E, it will merge all these layers into one. All other layers, except for the newly created one, can be hidden, we will not need them. This will be a kind of pattern in the future, if you want to change something.
Now we will work only with this layer. Choose Tool Pen (P, Pen), and create a form as shown below:
Rasterize this layer.
Apply the following Layer style> Gradient overlay.
You can choose a gradient from a variety of gradients presented in this package.
That’s what happened with me:
Choose a tool Oval area (M) and create a selection on the inversion of our sheet.
Make sure that you are on the layer with the created shape using the tool Pen and press Del.
Now, let’s move our selection so that the selection edges coincide with the angle of our project.
Perform an inversion (CTRL + SHIFT + I).
Make the project layer active. Using the tool Eraser (E, Eraser Tool) erase the bottom left of your image.
Remove selection with CTRL + D. Duplicate the corner shape layer.
Now select both layers with the shape in the layers palette, merge them together (CTRL + E).
No change has occurred. We completed this step because we will use the tool Clarifier (Dodge Tool (O)) in the next step to add some glow. If you will be drawing with the tool Clarifier (Dodge Tool) or Dimmer on the layer to which the Layer Style is applied, you will not see the effect, which is why we have merged these two layers.
Use the Clarter Tool with the following settings.
Now let’s do the processing of the angle of our project. The following steps are very important if you want to achieve the desired result. Be attentive and careful.
Set the following tool settings Clarifier: soft brush, size 80px – perform one click, as shown in the figure.
Hold down SHIFT, make a second click, as shown below.
You will not see big changes, but I promise that you will see them in the next steps.
Change the brush size to 60 and do the same as in the step above. Repeat this until the brush size reaches 10px.
That’s what happened with me:
Using the tool Brush (In, Brush), fill in the white lines.
Using the tool Line (Line, U), draw a line with a thickness of 3 px /
Editing> Transformation> Warp (Edit> Transform> Warp), achieve the desired result.
Choose a layer with a curved corner, apply Image> Correction> Discolor (Image> Adjustmens> Desaturate (Shift + Ctrl + U)).
Now let’s add a three-dimensional effect, which was discussed. Select all layers in the layers palette (except for the background layer), and merge all layers into one (CTRL + E). The next step will be Editing> Transformation> Slope (Edit> Transform> Skew), play with the corners until you achieve the desired result.
Apply the following Layer Style> Shadow with the following parameters:
You can still play a little with the deformation. Editing> Transformation> Warp (Edit> Transform> Warp).
Here is my result:
Choose a tool Lasso (L, Lasso Tool) and create a selection as shown below:
Using the Tool Dimmer (O) and Clarifier, add shadows and highlights. That’s what happened with me.
Create a new layer on top of all layers (CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + N), using the tool Brush (B), with a diameter of 500px, click on the image.
Change the blending mode to Overlap (Overlay) and lower the Opacity to 80%.
This is my final result:
If you want, you can duplicate the image and play with the Warp.