I'm after a 3d text like the katagana pictured here:
I don't need the glossy/glare effects, but I want to some how achieve having a similar outline effect (white outline like above example) and a color gradient (on all sides).
What I have done thus far is in photoshop with my text layer is:
[Layer Tab] Text > Blending Options > Stroke > White 4pt
Menu > 3D > New 3D Extrusion From Selected Layer > Extrusion Depth .081 in
[Layer Tab] Text > Blending Options > Gradient Overlay > Color 1 & Color 2
The result is very close to the above example image, but the crucial difference is that my white stroke is applied to the whole 3D extrusion of the text. That's not what I'm after, I only want the stroke to be on the front side of the text. In other words, I don't want to apply the stroke along the extrusion depth portion -- those sides should just be gradient colors, like seen in my example image.
How to I apply a stroke to only part of a 3D extrusion text? I also tried experimenting with the steps above in varying sequences, but the result is the same.