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How do I turn a 2D coin texture to a 3D image

There is no 3D modeler at work in your examples. If you look at your sample images, all the highlights are the same, and you can pick out coins which are identical. This is a clear indicator that ...
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What are some techniques to give drawings 3D appearance?

I would give you 1 word, but this word turns into another word later. 1. Shadow I will not use your basketball. I need to simplify this further. A. No shadow does not give you any 3-dimensional clue. ...
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How would I draw a shadow from a spherical object onto a non-flat surface?

Use a grid system. Draw the circular shadow on a flat non-distorted grid. Draw the distorted grid, and use the flat grid as a guide, noting where the shadow intersects with the grid lines. For ...
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How would I draw a shadow from a spherical object onto a non-flat surface?

To amplify Billy Kerr's excellent response, if you wanted to set your light source in your illustration other than directly overhead (I can see Billy took, as I do, your initial sketched dashed lines ...
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3D effect on text - How to do it?

Use a real 3D program. Your best option is probably Blender. It is great, and I mean great 3D program, for modeling and rendering (besides a tonne of other things); and that is what you need. This ...
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How do I ensure a CMYK cyan that works in Red-Blue stereoscopic printing?

Sadly, these very saturated colors can't be reproduced in CMYK. You could try to make the image in CMYK mode, where you make sure that the red is CMYK(0, 100, 100, 0) and the cyan is CMYK(100, 0, 0, ...
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Technique: "Carved" 3D-Letter

The easiest way is probably to use a 2D greyscale image as a depth map to extrude a 3D object. 3D programs will give you more control but you can do this in Photoshop (see Create 3D objects from 2D ...
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How to render a 3D model like a blue sci-fi hologram?

This is pretty easy in cycles, by mixing a transparent node with an emission shader based on how close the camera is to facing the normals head on. You can get the "facing" value with a Layer wieght ...
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How to change the perspective of an image in Photoshop?

Alternatively to Bala's answer, If you're mocking your image on to something like a monitor for this example, I find it easier to use the Distort tool as you can drag the corners of the image to match ...
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How to convert a normal photo into an equirectangular image?

Equirectangular image presents a sphere, it's distorted so that meridians and parallels on the sphere are shown as straight vertical and horizontal lines. An example from Wikipedia: In the left there'...
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How to convert a normal photo into an equirectangular image?

You can not do that on your image as you have it. 1) You want a cylindrical projection on a sphere. First your canvas needs to be at one exact proportion. 3.1416:1 (Use any pixel sized canvas you ...
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3D effect on text - How to do it?

Odds are very high this was produced in a 3D DCC* (**Digital Content Creation) program like Modo, Maya, 3DS, Cinema 4D, Blender, Houdini or Lightwave - I say this because you can clearly see some ...
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What are some techniques to give drawings 3D appearance?

Your leftmost version could be an image of a basketball. It's round, it has curves which look distorted like they were on a sphere and the main colors orange and black are also common. The curves are ...
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How do I create this 3D half-pipe look

You can create a circle and a second one in the middle (the inner circle should be the size of the stacked ones) Then draw a line down the middle and use Shape Builder Tool to separate them: Rotate ...
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How do I ensure a CMYK cyan that works in Red-Blue stereoscopic printing?

If you MUST use Cyan and you want something around RGB saturation then you need to work with paper. There are some that reacts very well to certain paints and give them extra boost. They are also ...
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How to make this 3D photo wall effect in Photoshop?

You could also do it like this. So I have bunch of layers that form the grid of images. To give it flexibility, I put them into a Smart Object Then from the top menu Edit > Free Transform ( ......
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Simple way to give this image a more 3-D effect?

Diamonds are fragmented as prisms. If you want it to appear more 3D you need to find a way to make it appear fragmented. This could be with lines such as: Or through gradients and shading like this: ...
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3d Lines effect in Illustrator/photoshop?

A masterpiece of manual crafting is already suggested by other users. I believe it. No automatic software can combine the multiple functions of the strokes, namely showing the geometric surface form, ...
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What are some good tips on how to extrude text in Adobe Illustrator?

I've created an Adobe® Illustrator® Plug-in called Oblique Projection 'opo' to automate the creation process of Parallel 3D Effect (Extrude Effect). It is quick and gives you full control over the ...
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How to make this 3D photo wall effect in Photoshop?

Joonas's answer is on the money, but another method is to use Distort > Displace: The input is another .psd that acts as a displacement map. The red channel controls horizontal distortion, and ...
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Create a 3D cone in Illustrator with rainbow colors

I can suggest a method to make the cone, but I think the gradients will probably have to be created manually. I can't really think of a quick way of doing them. Sorry about that. Anyway, here goes: ...
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How to achieve this perceived 3D effect

Notice how all lines are either vertical or rotated 45°. This image follow a regular square grid, so it's easy to construct manually. Enter Edit > Preferences > Guides & Grid to set up the ...
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Illustrator: How can you interlock chain links when each chain link is above and under another?

The easiest way for me to create interlocking shapes is to use the Shape Builder Tool --- Select the artwork and with the Shape Builder Tool click-drag to combine sections. Hold down the Option/Alt ...
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How to make this 3D photo wall effect in Photoshop?

The warp is the only way you're going to get this effect. Edit -> Transform -> Warp on the image layer. For example starting with this: You can end up with a result like the following, ...
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Easiest way to wrap label around an existing bottle / can

Its is not so easy using Illustrator, but definitely it is easier using one of the 3D environment packages using the "Camera Match" feature. It is harder in illustrator because: The cup is not a ...
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Is there a way to trace objects to get this old fashion 3D effect?

Here's how I'd go about this: Create a text layer with your text, convert it to outline. Set it at position (0,0) (x: 0px, y: 0px). Copy-paste the outlined text and set it to position (1,1). Paste ...
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What is the term for 3D printing, the kind with red and blue glasses?

The red-blue or actually red-cyan 3D is known as Anaglyph 3D. It is formed by superimposing two pictures from different view angles multiplied by a read and magenta filter. Any offset printer should ...
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