Continue exploring the possibilities with Photoshop’s new 3D tools.



  1. Chris Armstrong 6 November, 2009 at 18:45 Reply

    Hey. Lovely tutorial; it’s what I’ve come to expect from you! Fab. I was thinking it could be possible to make the image of the girl a 3D postcard and not use the layer mask – just position the lights around her, but I now see how that might not work.
    Good idea though?

  2. Stefan Klein 7 November, 2009 at 06:29 Reply

    Great Tutorial.
    BTW., Corey, your last tutorial “Reverse restoration” is not working! The movie shows “3 D background effects” instead of “Reverse restoration”!

  3. Stefan Klein 7 November, 2009 at 06:33 Reply

    PS.: “Reverse restoration” sows the right movie, if you select it on the right side under “popular”, but not if you select it from within the selection on the left side (the big preview window)

  4. Juan Pablo 7 November, 2009 at 07:04 Reply

    Muchas Gracias por este excepcional tutorial, siempre visito tu pagina y me parece realmente genial, espero sigas asi para que cada dia podamos aprender mas y mas con las cosas tan bonitas que haces, un saludo desde españa, espero entiendas este mensaje jaja !!!!!

  5. Simon Ramsey 7 November, 2009 at 07:23 Reply

    Great tutorial Corey!

    please could u show us how to do nested 3D objects to create logos like the sony ericsson ball.

    also was wondering if there is anyway of adding more native shapes to the 3D menu?

    Thankyou :o)

  6. ledriver 7 November, 2009 at 14:26 Reply

    Very cool Corey

    I dont see the tool 3D in my picture, what the option to see it, I just see it on the tool bar at the left.


  7. Taylor 9 November, 2009 at 12:35 Reply

    Great job with the tutorial

    i was having some trouble with the 3D because of not having the X and Y axis so i was unable finish, do you think you could help me out with finding it.


  8. cristian 13 November, 2009 at 20:45 Reply

    hello good tutorial but I have a problem I get the tool from the left, up, blue, red and green, if you can help me to activate it please thanks (google traductor) 🙂

  9. Mike Roy 14 November, 2009 at 00:01 Reply

    just want to say thank you !

    i love your work, and you are very interesting to listen all the time..

    God, i wish i could pick your are a real genius… my Photoshop skills skyrocks since two years because of you.. I never miss one of your video..especially on NAPP


  10. Marianne 22 November, 2009 at 16:03 Reply

    A very nice tutorial – I have just one problem after downloading the trial version of Photoshop CS4 extended ( which I will certainly buy ) using the 3D tool.

    The coloured arrows you use to scale the 3D object are not present in the working area and saving the texture is not generating an “individual” file.
    Where do I have to change the settings?

  11. Luke 28 November, 2009 at 21:50 Reply

    For the 3D widget go to Photoshop > Preferences > Performance (Mac OS) or Edit > Preferences > Performance (Windows). on the right hand side it has “GPU settings” it says enable OpenGL drawings tick it and you should be able to get the widget

  12. Kate 26 June, 2010 at 21:14 Reply

    I have a question. When i want to drag down the cylinder for it to be smaller- it dont show the axis widget. I have window 7. Not a mac. how can i drag it down?
    Please reply. Thanks. {;

  13. J Clemmerson 25 October, 2010 at 14:50 Reply

    You ae something else Corey! What a delightful tutorial! Thank you for applying yourself to excellence in using Photoshop so you can teach us.

  14. CoreyE 8 November, 2011 at 05:58 Reply

    If you dont have access to the widget to create a more disc like shape with your 3D shape, simply select “scale the 3D shape” and lower the size of the “z” scale box. something around 0.26 or more.

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