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What are some good tips on how to extrude text in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm bit of a newbie in Adobe Illustrator and have been learning the application by trying to follow some tutorials and recreating some cool stuff I come across on the web. That being said, I'm having ...
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"Fake" 3d effect in Photoshop/Illustrator with raster images [duplicate]

I need to create a "fake" 3D effect for some raster image, like this one below: do you know how I can achieve this in Photoshop (CS5) or Illustrator? Thanks.
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Adobe Illustrator: Making a shape appear to be "carved" into a surface

In Adobe Illustrator, I am trying to create a set of shapes that are supposed to look as if they were carved into a surface, i.e. stone (the shapes will also have a Grain-Effect applied to them in ...
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How to make this 3D photo wall effect in Photoshop?

How can I create a photo wall effect similar to this with Photoshop CS6? I tried with Warp, but it looks so bad and it's nowhere near comparsion. I also tried with Edit->Transform->Perspective,...
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How to create an extruded halftone effect in illustrator or photoshop

I saw this photo on Smashing Magazine: Portrait of Alfred Nobel by Viktor Hertz And I was wondering how I can make a similar effect with the halftones extruding into 3D like it is shown. I don't ...
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How do designers render their work onto an iPhone/Android?

Before you down vote, bare with me as I'm a developer! I've always been curious how designers render their work onto a phone to show their customers how it may look on the phone, for example: (Source:...
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3d Lines effect in Illustrator/photoshop?

does anyone have an idea how these pieces were created? The designers seem to use illustrator in their other work, certainly no 3d software?
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Illustrator CS5 brick pattern with perspective

I created a curving arrow shape that starts wide at the bottom and thins out near the top where the point is. I also created a brick pattern swatch but when I apply it to the shape it appears like the ...
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Creating 3D book cover mockups from scratch

You very often see 3D mockups of books that look realistic enough to pass for a photo of the book at a glance. They’re a great way to make a flat front page come to life, and it’s no wonder they’re ...
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What are some techniques to give drawings 3D appearance?

I am very new to this world of graphics design. I have noticed that some drawing look 3D but I have no clue what's making them perceived like that. For example how can I turn a circle to look like a ...
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Is it possible to create 3D red/cyan anaglyphs in a hand drawing?

There are plenty tutorials online on how to create 3D red/cyan anaglyphs from existing photos in Photoshop or similar software. However, I'm wondering if it is possible to draw a 3D image by hand on ...
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How would I draw a shadow from a spherical object onto a non-flat surface?

I am trying to figure out how to draw a shadow from a spherical object onto a non-flat surface. How would I draw the distortion of the shadow onto the surface?
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Photorealistic Graphic design

I am working on an illustration for a client who needs it to be very photorealistic. I used illustrator to get as close to his expectation as possible but its not quite there yet. Can anyone help me ...
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How should I get started if I want to work as a 3D designer for games?

I graduated from college with a degree in math-computer science and have been working in the subd/cad industry for 1 year. My company attends siggraph every year and after going this year, I was ...
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Anamorphic Design Process

I'm hoping that designers that can lend their expertise on anamorphic designs. It is not a new concept but not a lot of info on how it can be done easily. What are the steps involved to create ...
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Is there a way to trace objects to get this old fashion 3D effect?

Just like the question says. Here's the video. It's from a recent Progressive commercial. Is there a way to do this, preferably in Illustrator, without drawing the outline by hand?
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How can I make 3D mockups for packaging more realistic?

I'm new at making 3D mockups. I have tried making 3D mockups(attached one) but they don't look like a real image. I have used both CorelDraw x5 and PhotoShop CS6 to achieve the necessary results. ...
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How to add Reflection + Shadow to a 3D Box in Photoshop?

I used a 3D Box Generator for Photoshop, and was able to create some boxes with it. These boxes were shaped in the form of Software Boxes, while I require Customized Dimensions Boxes, which currently ...
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How can I paint equirectangular (360 degree) images?

I am creating a web-based virtual reality video game using A-frame. The a-sky element requires an equirectangular image to fit into the sky of the game. I want this sky to be outer space, which is ...
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How to design 3D logos like this?

How and where - (in what application Photoshop, Corel or something else) can I make a 3D design that looks like the illustrations, for example? Images from Logopond.com Thanks in advance. Best ...
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Apply an image to a depth map in Photoshop CS6

I created a depth map based on an image of the back of a man wearing a coat. Now I want to apply an image to the depth map, giving the appearance that the image part of the jacket. How is this done?
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How to create a 3D screenshot [closed]

I'm trying to create a 3D version of a screenshot. Something like this: How can I do that? I know somehow to do this in Photoshop? But I was wondering if there is a free software or online tool for ...
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How do I create Mexican hat potential figure in Illustrator using 3D Map Art?

This is what I'm trying to create in Illustrator. (for those interested, it's a graph of a Mexican hat potential function) Here's what I've done so far, using Illustrator's 3D->Revolve and Map Art. ...
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How to convert a normal photo into an equirectangular image?

I have a regular panorama image. How do I convert it into an equirectangular picture (normal → equirectangular)? Most results I find on Google are a conversion in the opposite direction (...
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What does the term raster and vector apply to?

Are the term raster and vector only applicable to 2d graphics? The rendered image format might be one way to distinguish them but what about a program like blender? If they can be classified as ...
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How do I map Illustrator artwork on a sphere?

I am looking for help with creating spherical map similar to provided in picture: the 6 parts spherical map image setup (bent): I want to put together a promotional balloon vinyl,and I want to print ...
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"Low quality edges" when importing 3d from illustrator to photoshop

When I import a 3d vector from illustrator do photoshop, it looks like shapes get a tiny space between each other, besides the low quality appearence of the edges, as it can be seen on the picture ...
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How to create 3D effect (relief) in lines (adobe illustrator)

How can you create this 3D rilief looking effect in lines like there is an object laying underneath. This question might already being asked on the forum, But can't find it.. Edit: Someone mentioned ...
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How I can make people collage in custom shape?

How can I make a similar-looking collage automatically with a vector output? I am open to any software, web application or plug-in.
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Easiest way to wrap label around an existing bottle / can

I'm trying to add a label to a can in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I've seen tutorials on how to create the bottle using 3D revolve and then map the art (using a symbol) to the 3D object. The problem is, I ...
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What are some good tools to create 3D icons?

I really like icons like those created by SoftFacade.com: I read the interview from one of their founders, where he mentions that they use "3d tools" without going into specifics. Now I am looking ...
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Why do I have to use a gamma of 2.2 when using a JPEG picture?

During the rendering process, the texture file has a gamma of 2.2. But the plain colors do not need this gamma correction, especially if the RGB values are from a spectral characterization. So why do ...
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3D character modeling tool

I am working on building a Strategy Game (it will be in 2.5D), and for graphic design part we are using Illustrator and Photoshop for designing (including designing characters). Now we want to start ...
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Google Cardboard Design Lab - design style

What method was used to generate this look? I am particularly referring to the "tessellation" (?) that got them the triangled / polygon look and feel to the scenes. Credit goes to UsTwo and the demos ...
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How to wrap a label to scale around a cylinder using photoshop 3D tools

I am trying to super impose a label design onto a jar label. But I'm tired of using the warp tool, and I need to make use of photoshops 3D tools. The photo already has an existing white label in the ...
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How to draw a winding on a toroid of a circular cross section?

How to draw a toroidal winding, when the wire has a circular cross section and the toroidal core has a circular cross section, as depicted on the picture below ? The shadings are not important. The ...
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Given one exact measurement, how can I use it to measure the rest?

I'm asking how to use a given measurement to create a custom scale that I can use to accurately measure the rest. I have a vector file that looks like: I wish to measure parts of the car, to build a ...
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Turn die-line into 3D mock-up

If I have a 2D die-line of a product. What's the quickest way to turn it into a 3D mock-up? Preferably it should output to a popular 3D format like 3ds Max. Here's an example of the kind of dieline I'...
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Is there a way to extrude an image in Photoshop?

I want to create a new icon for my application according to the new Android Design Guidelines. Is there any way to get my 2D silhouette and automatically extrude it to create the 3D effect?
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3D vape bottle renders and other 3D elements

I am looking for information on what software to use to create renders like these. I specifically refer to the Bottle and liquid. I have seen a few bottles done in different angles and I think they ...
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Which drawing technique should I take when learning to draw?

I'm a completely beginner who want to learn 3D Modelling. From what I learned from some online document, I at least need basic drawing skill, which could help me a lot for learning 3D Modelling. When ...
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How to create a 3D effect in Inkscape as required by the Android Design Guidelines?

In the Iconography section if the Android Design Guide they describe the following style that should be used for Launcher Icons: Use a distinct silhouette. Three-dimensional, front view, with ...
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How to create Anamorphic, Optical Illusion, 3D Large format print?

Sorry it's a broad question.. I have a project where I am making the inside of a trailer look like it's either the interior of an aeroplane, or its an aeroplane with no roof, so you have visible site ...
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How do I create a 3d wireframe object/low poly outline illustration?

I'm trying to create something similar to the images below. I have Cinema 4D but need some guidance. Thanks :)
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Add 3D perspective to a vectorized text

I don't have any real experience with 3D software (except for 1995's Raydream Designer). I realize there are plenty of fine options out there, but I am looking for something tremendously simple: For ...
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Photoshop - Creating a prefab 3d rectangle for use in 2.5d game development

I'm semi new to Photoshop, so my terminology may be lacking which might be why I'm having problem locating anything on Google. What I'm curious is *if a prefab can be designed for a 3d square/...
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3D model from 2D mesh lines

I'm wondering just how feasible it would be to have a tool that would make a 3D mesh from simple 2D mesh lines, like the photos below, or if somehow this can be recreated from an already existing tool,...
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Simple 3D Drawings

I'm hoping someone can point me in the direction of a 3D modelling program or some such. I simply wish to draw/view: edges/lines; solid triangles; wireframe boxes. I also prefer to manually adjust ...
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White lines appearing in 3D extruded text

I just began learning illustrator so please excuse my ignorance. I created this design in illustrator: My question pertains to the cause and fix of the white lines appearing on the text: I exported ...
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Is Alembic worth paying attention to?

About a decade ago, COLLADA hit the scene, and it was supposed to solve all of our 3D graphics interchange problems. Maybe it does that for some people, but my experience is that everyone interprets ...
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