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Does anyone know how I can create this kind of texture in Photoshop or Illustrator ?

Geometric 3D Pattern

I've tried the Bevel & Emboss filters in Photoshop (and drop shadow, inner shadow etc.) and also the 3D Extrusion in Illustrator, but I can't manage to get something as realistic.

I've also tried in 3DS Max but I can't get something clean...

Does anyone know if there is a simple way to import a texture like this one for example, keep the black shapes and extrude them so that they look as good as the first picture?

  • Please edit your question to show your attempts so we can see where you're getting stuck. – Ryan Apr 15 '16 at 16:33
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Import your image into Photoshop. Go to the Channels tab and CTRL click on the thumbnail next to the word Index.

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Go to Image > Mode > RGB Color. Press CTRL+Shift+I to invert your selection to select the black droplets. Hit CTRL+C then CTRL+V to copy the droplets to a new layer.

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Create a layer with a white fill between your current layers. You can turn off or delete the Original layer.

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With the top layer selected, invert the colors (CTRL+I) to make them off-white. Go to Layer > Matting > Defringe to remove the black fringe around the droplets.

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Apply a layer style and choose your desired settings.

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Create a new layer at the top of the stack and fill it with white.

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Go to Filter > Render > Lighting Effects and apply a Spot Light and position and adjust as you see fit.

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Change the top layer to Multiply mode (or any other that you'd like).

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You can now reorder the layers to achieve your desired effect...

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Or add similar lighting effects to the cut outs (droplets) layer...

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Keep in mind that there are variables at many of the later steps here and you should use your keen eye to best determine the overall effect you're after.

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