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Light From 3D Shapes

Corey shares another way to get a cool 3D light beam effect.

20 comments on “Light From 3D Shapes

  1. Great effect, with it being 3d it makes it so much more flexible then just a radial blur.

    I wish you did your tuts more often Corey, you’re such a great instructor.

  2. This tutorial doesn’t work so well with CS3, but a slight change and you can make some pretty kewl fireworks. happy accident effects!!!!

  3. Aww, it was working fine for me (for once) until the part where you have to save the opacity texture. mine always /hangs/crashes at that point. πŸ™

  4. I think the issue people are having may be with their video cards. Anytime I try to do 3D in Photoshop it tells me that it will be rendered by software only because the video card doesn’t meet the requirements.

  5. I really appreciate your videos Corey. I was wondering why in some videos like “Masking with Channels” recently, the ‘tut’ is fantastic and clear at full screen… but others are so fuzzy like “Light from 3D shapes”? I’m sure I’m not the only one noticing this. I wanted to brag on you when I saw the ‘channels’ video because so many times video tutorials are so tiny one cannot see the menus or the options being clicked. Upon choosing the ‘full screen’ option the screens are even fuzzier… I’d hoped you had found the magic solution with the channels video, but alas the sharpness was short-lived. I’m watching on the same monitor all the time and have not changed the settings.

  6. Kyle:
    Make sure when you make “opacity – new texture” that “background contents” is “transparent” .
    PS: sorry for my bad english πŸ™‚

  7. I don’t know why but I can’t get it. When I create a new texture (opacity option), my cone is still there. It doesn’t become transparent. And when I open texture after that, a new window pops open and the background colour is already white. Please advise me, if it’s possible. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  8. Hi Corey Barker
    I like your tips & tricks but I aske one question this is one merge backgound & resize the background and after i see the backgound then pixelet the background
    how to improve background
    Pls. give the tips & tricks my mail id
    thank you

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