Thanks for this, interesting that 3d is more difficult, as a static render ends up 2d but looks 3d. Maybe that's why I'm struggling with it. I'm trying to create. Logo that has this 3d look to it, as if the text is cut out of a solid block, where some of the letters show through the top layer, some show through the middle layer and some through all three layers. I will look more into the 3d engine and try messing around with that.Hello and welcome to PSG.
There are usually multiple ways to accomplish effects in Ps. Photoshop is not always the best choice when it comes to 3D. If I had the time I feel I could easily re-create the images you've posted above but explaining how I did it would be next to impossible.
Here is one method of a simple and quick test using Ps 3D engine. Of course I would have to spend a lot more time on refining the textures and improving the lighting..............but something similar to your examples can be accomplished.
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If I have time, I will play with some other ideas I have used in the past, such as with smart objects and layer styles................maybe if I offer up the PSD you may be able to understand what I've done.
It's always worth trying to just see what's possible.You've got a lot further than I have, but thanks for trying.
What I cannot see is where or how the text was cut through.
Sorry.........I wasn't sure how versed you were with basic Ps techniques so I was very vague about that step thinking you would understand. I didn't know how much needed to be explained. Also, I'm getting to the point to where I'm no longer going to do anymore explanations of any kind on this forum.The initial rectangle with the PSG "cutout" (layer mask applied) was created and duplicated 7 times.