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Real World Compositing with Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Scott Valentine, Dan Moughamian

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Creating 3D Content in Photoshop

Photoshop now has new options for creating 3D shapes from scratch, using photographs or empty 2D documents as the source (Figure 9.17). To create a 3D shape such as a pyramid, create a new document (or open an existing photo), and then choose 3D > New Shape from Layer > Pyramid. Photoshop then transforms your 2D layer into a 3D shape.

Figure 9.17. Photoshop has several options for creating basic 3D shapes from 2D image layers and backgrounds. Although it’s possible to reposition the sides (or material) of a 3D shape layer, complex 3D shape edits are best handled by a dedicated 3D program.

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The larger your document dimensions and resolution, the longer Photoshop will take to generate ...

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