Does anyone have any idea how to create this realistic "skewed"/inclined 3D Style Tile?:

Things to note from this design:

  1. The image "wraps" around the slab.
  2. The image has a light source that helps create the realistic look to it. Look at how the lighting in the upper right side is lighter than the lower left side.
  3. The location of the shadow is perfectly aligned with the tile.
  4. The spread/blur of the shadow "fits" the distance of the slab from the surface.

I found this old post from 2012, but the steps described by the author are to vague and can't enlarge his screenshots either.

I've been looking all over the web for a more helpful tutorial about how to accomplish this, but haven't been able to find anything.

Any help or pointers accomplishing this is GREATLY appreciated.

Image taken from Jonathan Quintin's: Weather Dashboard // Global Outlook UI/UX


I was able to find the answer to my own question, but was unable to add it here. So I answered these two other very similar questions:

  1. “Fake” 3d effect in Photoshop/Illustrator with raster images
  2. How to achieve this 3D “Card” effect
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    In addition.... what software are you using???? – Scott Sep 23 '14 at 19:30
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    Hey Ricardo, this is what's called Isometric 3D and here are a few tutorials on creating similar art in Adobe Illustrator: design.tutsplus.com/articles/… – Tom Sep 23 '14 at 22:12
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    RE: Light and shadow, you can create these effects pretty simply in Photoshop. For the shadow, you can make a copy of the shape, black it out, place on layer behind the original shape, and blur it. As to creating a light source, here's the official word on the subject: helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/add-lighting-effects1.html – Tom Sep 23 '14 at 22:23
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    @ricardozea you added the answer to the other question marked as duplicate there is no reason to include it in this one. – DᴀʀᴛʜVᴀᴅᴇʀ Sep 24 '14 at 16:40
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    Glad to help @ricardozea. Gotta love smart objects :) Here's a great tutorial on making your own mockup templates: youtube.com/watch?v=DZF0HnipaZ0 – Tom Sep 25 '14 at 16:45

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