Corey uses the new 3D features in Photoshop CS4 Extended to re-create the DreamWorks animated title.

To see the final version of Corey’s tutorial, download the QuickTime movie by clicking here.




  1. Michael Warth 12 June, 2009 at 19:30 Reply

    You never cease to amaze me with your ability to take apart the elements of a completed project to create a “how to” tutorial that results in a very accurate simulation to the original! Great tutorial.

    How do you come up with this stuff?

  2. Joseph 12 June, 2009 at 20:35 Reply

    Wow, that selection tip of doing it with the colour channels and painting away it soft light was worth this tutorial alone! Thanks a lot for all of these Corey!

  3. derfleuz 13 June, 2009 at 01:50 Reply


    Again, a great tutorial. And useful, for company’s logo animation, for example.
    But next time, we must create our own clouds. 😉

    Nice weekend!

  4. Chris Armstrong 14 June, 2009 at 12:11 Reply

    Fantastic tutorial, as always.
    Nobody else ever comes close to creating a tutorial this gripping, in-depth, whilst being funny, simple to follow, and applicable to every-day use of Photoshop.
    Thank you!

  5. GuiltyGeek 14 June, 2009 at 18:40 Reply

    That was amazing Corey.

    But Michael has a good question how to you come up with this stuff. I play in photoshop all day and i would have never thought of that.

  6. Kyle Maloney 15 June, 2009 at 21:06 Reply

    Good stuff. but does anyone know of a way to add depth to 3d text? complete with perspective and such, like say, the Terminator logo. it seems only illustrator can do this, but is there really no way to do this directly in photoshop? if not they really need to add that to their to do list. the 3d in photoshop so far seems to be flat postcard only stuff unless you want to import a mesh made in a 3d modeling app or use preset primitives.

  7. Filipe ehein 21 June, 2009 at 10:42 Reply

    Amazing Corey!!!!

    Your skill and creativity surprise me!
    I recently started working with a Mac, and now I can use all the features of 3D effects! \o/

    God bless!

  8. ish 22 June, 2009 at 13:50 Reply

    Hello, Corey! Love your work! I have a request. Can you please do a tut on 3d double helix DNA design? Much appreciated!

  9. Rory Tate 23 June, 2009 at 18:35 Reply


    The “Planetworks” ani was totally awesome. You have inspired me no end.
    I’m comin’ into work after dinner and hittin’ it, Jack!

    With great respect,


  10. Leo 3 August, 2009 at 22:43 Reply

    I´m Brazilian and this tutorial is wonderfulll
    but the guy say so fast!

    but I understand him


    is so great

    he says like an australian or britain i don´t know


    very very good tutorial

  11. greenway 10 September, 2009 at 19:00 Reply


    I am a French Canadian who spoke little English but your
    explications is to easy to follow I learn
    every day and like it. I discovered your site and
    as I am new in photoshop you have assisted
    enormously. I want to know how to make a animated banner for my website. Thank you!

  12. David 26 September, 2009 at 05:07 Reply

    Hi, this tutorial is so wonderful, and I can say all of yours are wonderful too. Thank you.

    Just a little suggestion, is there any chance that you would provide us picture (or pdf) based tutorials? It would be nice as we could look through it more carefully. Video tutorials are good but it’s a little bit quick and the resolution is not so big and clear.

    Thank you again. You are very great.


  13. Ricardo Galvão 25 May, 2010 at 06:42 Reply

    I’ve been trying to do this tutorial with CS5, but when I merged the layer 2 by 2 (as you did)
    in CS5 I lost the mesh’s move away independently…
    to aproximate one layer and so on…
    Please tell me what am I doing wrong?

    Thanks for all your tutorials that let me graduate in ACE CS3
    and I’ll need this to try CS4 ACE exame or maybe CS5..

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