This week Corey has a cool 3D trick for creating a DNA strand.
Download the image used in this tutorial and follow along.
always awesome stuff from you corey
Excellent stuff Corey.
Perfect! I needed an attention grabber for the first day of an advanced Photoshop class I’m teaching at a local college soon. This will open up the student’s minds to the possibilities of 3D in Photoshop. And I can see if they can actually follow instructions.
You never let me down Corey! Thanks!
WOW … This is really cool. Great tutorial.
WOW! That is such a cool trick! Thanks for this Corey 🙂
Uber-cool! I’m not really into 3D, just photography, but tutorials like this really make me want to learn more about the 3D features of Photoshop. Great tutorial indeed!
Awesome work as usual Corey! How figured out the measurements etc. Is beyond me.
All right, I give up… how in the world did you figure all of that out??? Ultra cool, and now that you’ve done the heavy lifting, not very difficult at all for us to replicate. But, how you figured all the math in doing that is pretty remarkable. Thanks!
That was “sweeeet”.. You are AWSOME Corey……..
Ok Mr barker I am the big fan in french for you, thanks for all tutorials, you are the best corey, voilÃ merci beaucoup.
Neato! Used layer masking to create boring tables & forms for a while – never thought about trying this. Too cool – thanks for showing
Very creative Cory. There’s a lot to be said about experimenting and having fun !!!
If anyone is having issues trying to work out the mapping of the texture you can try painting little markings directly on the 3d object in diffuse mode. Then open the diffuse texture and use the markings to work out where to start placing the lines.
Once you have you texture you can then use this in the opacity texture.
Hope this helps
Wicked tutorial, wow. I’ve become an addict to this website. Great job, Corey, and THANKS for sharing your wealth of knowledge.
That’s really cool Barker, but I just use the double helix preset that sits in there with the hat and doughnut shape etc. What you didn’t look there first? LOL
I am completely joking of course! 😉 Corey your 3D skills ROCK!
Just will not work right on PC. The opacity mask does not work per your instructions.
c’est difficile Corey but I will play this tution again and again as always thank you
Good job Mr. Corey
Can you just tell us how you got the light to bounce off the edge of the DNA strand like you did in the final photo on the home page?
Can u make a lay flat book with pages in 3D
no one did it i am sure u can.look forward to watch it.
Looking forward to all the new 3D tuts during 2011.
Thanks a million.
@Raz – what do you mean by ‘lay flat’? I am working on a tutorial for the image linked below. Would that work for you?
Hi Corey, As ever a great tutorial leading us in the ways of 3D. Thanks also for the supplied files, to help us get our heads around!! Regards Trev
After I create the white sections in my extrusion material, save and go back to the DNA helix the update in the extrusion creates a second DNA helix right next to the original. Lots of hours wasted on this one. Personally, I think it might help a little if we could see the left side of Cory’s menu (tools). Maybe my machine is left-handed like me.
I would love to see the tutorials but on every browser I try I only see the pre-loader and it keeps loading but won’t start.
Does anyone has the same problem? and how to fix?
Thank you in advance, GG1
Edit: I’am a multimedia designer and know that I have the latest en stable flash-player.
Hi Corey! First, I just want to congratulate you!! You are an amazing artist. I’m a filmmaker but graphic design is one of my favorite hobbies. I actually use it a lot in editing. Recently I needed a DNA for a brochure and I couldn’t figure out how to do it in Photoshop. I ended up getting one from Internet. But that one is far from being as nice as the one you’ve created. Now I’ll try to replace it. Once again, you are a very talented artist. I hope someday you come to California to give some workshops. Thank you!!!
Hi there I am having a problem with this file.
I want to build up on that, but it seems like that there is a gap between those strings in the middle.
Thats make it hard to colorize.
Here is a pic of it: http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/6599/dnastrandsm.jpg
Does anybody know how to make the circles tranparent because they keep showing up as black to colour of my foreground. Help please
Hey Corey, I’m having kind of a silly problem: once I create the shape as you suggested I create the second layer 50 % gray and the path dissapears. I can’t make it active therefore I can follow the tutorial. Any help? Thanks.
I got it. The open GL wasn’t active. Thank you!
Thinking about the Mask pattern was the toughest part really !
Finally got it working. For some reason the measurements for the opacity mask were completely different, despite using the exact document settings as in the tutorial.
In the end it’s just down to a lot of trial and error.
wow just amazing
this cool waaay cool keep up the good work dude
awesome man.. 🙂
This is so cool.
I do that too! I love Corey Barker and eeeeeeeeeeeeeverything he does ;). I really can’t live without these tutorials… ooooooh boy….
u should leave this site right now because u have no chance with mister COREY BAKER.
Good tutorial with nice instruction.
Great tutorial and very easy to follow. I really like how you achieved the end result without a lot of effort. Thanks for sharing.
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