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3D extreme model creation using Photoshop gradients tutorial

3d models from photoshop gradients tutorial

How to create extreme 3D models using Photoshop gradients via the 3D depth maps in Photoshop CC 2017 2015 etc. The key thing is to start with a gradient and the gradient for the 3D model can be anything (you can also modify the Photoshop gradient with effects etc to modify the end result of the 3D model which can be exported to other applications such as Poser)

Create a gradient using the Photoshop gradient tool via the toolbar

You can create gradients in many ways in Photoshop and probably the easiest is the gradient tool

  1. Select the gradient tool

  2. Select a gradient

  3. Select the blending mode for the gradients (such as difference)

  4. Apply gradient

  5. Apply effects etc as required

3D model via the 3D menu and mesh / depth maps in Photoshop

3D model via depth maps and photoshop gradients

Once you have a gradient, you can now use the mesh 3D tools / depth map commands to create a 3D model. I often use sphere but the other options are pretty good as well for creating extreme 3D models

  1. 3D menu

  2. New mesh from layer

  3. Depth map to

  4. Sphere

Now you have the 3D model, you can rotate it, simplify the 3D model, transform, blend it, create an instance of the 3D model but the key thing is the export to other apps such as Poser

Export 3D model (from Photoshop gradients)

export of 3D models from Photoshop

There are a number of formats such as OBJ etc to choose from and that can be exported to Poser etc (or any other 3D application)

  1. 3D menu

  2. export 3D layer

  3. Select OBJ etc

Gradients resources

1. 32,000 Amazing gradients for use with Photoshop for extreme 3D models etc





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