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Simon Nicoll

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OK this is my first post on here, so thank you to anyone who can help me here i really appreciate it. also i apologise if this has been asked before but im not quite sure how to ask what i want.

ok i have rendered my logo is 3d using extrusion and postcard etc. here is the result

14264867_1258509804207554_6653393354572217780_n.jpg

what i want to do is the reverse of this like this.

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i did this by trial and error and obvisously its not perfect but i think you can see what i mean.

how did i do this and how can i get what im looking for? lol

im sorry for my lack of understanding, i can tell its something very simple.

I would really appreciate any help thankyou very much.
 

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Hello Simon and welcome to PSG.

Sorry that there have not been any replies on your thread. Sunday evenings are usually fairly slow around here.

It looks like you have figured it out.
 

Simon Nicoll

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hi! i think so, however is there a known way or how to on this, as im still learning, so it would be nice if someone could show EXACTLY what to do. cheers.
 

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Can you explain your workflow in what your doing so far?
 

Simon Nicoll

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sure here goes.

create text layer
create new layer and fill with bg colour
then in text layer, magic wand the text then remove that from new layer.
then copy this layer. the new copy layer i extrude from selected area and bevel etc.

the first original copy I render on its own and then the new copy, i then render on its own.

its just a little messy on the edges
 

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Well, it's not an effect that's usually used with the 3D function.

Here's one way to do it...........I hope to find a better way!!!

What your trying to do is to cut out the text from a block and make it look 3D.
Here's the block..
Screen Shot 2016-09-19 at 12.10.19 AM.png

Here's the text on the block...
Screen Shot 2016-09-19 at 12.10.29 AM.png

Here's the text removed from the block.
Screen Shot 2016-09-19 at 12.10.40 AM.png

Here's the block after a 3D extrusion.
Screen Shot 2016-09-19 at 12.11.19 AM.png

These never render correctly and usually look terrible.
 

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Hi Sam, I'm not sure I understand what the problem is.
I assume the goal is to make an 'inward' extrusion like this

Untitled-1.png

I simply used PS 3D but disabled the shadows and used a rounded bevel.
 
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Eggy

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To make it somewhat easier prepare your letterbox in advance, you know, make background and cut out the letters, then save it as an PNG.
- Load that PNG and duplicate it. Fill the copy completely with the choosen color (it will be the 'backwall-postcard)
- Make the extrusion fron the PNG layer (depth at choice) and choose a bevel frame

Untitled-1.jpg

In this case I chose a rounded bevel with the specification in the picture (depends what size the image is ect...)

Untitled-2.jpg

Make a 'postcard' from the copy and make it fit on the back of the letter layer - make it also a bit darker

Disable shadows in the scene menu (too crowded with shadows)


Untitled-3.jpg

Hit render, and wait (depending on your system)

Untitled-4.jpg

When finished rendering go to the essential workspace.
Select the 3D object (CTRL+J) to make a copy of it and untick the original 3D layer (moving anything in that layer will cause losing the rendering!)

In this case I used some Topaz filters but the original was good.
 

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Thanks Eggy, I knew I had seen a way to do this using the 3D engine but I could not find it last night!
 

Simon Nicoll

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brilliant thankyou so much, im going to try and do this today. and can i just say a big thankyou to everyone who has helped me here, im going to stick with this forum. cheers:thumbsup:
 

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