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Vecteezy has offered-up a beautiful pack of nine 3D abstract patterns in vector art format, exclusively for GraphicMac readers. These all-white patterns can be tiled to fill a large background, and are fully editable.
This short video should tell you all you need to know about what PixelSquid does. Manipulating images as 3D objects right inside Photoshop without the hassle of knowing how to use 3D tools is a concept I’m surprised more companies haven’t tried to tackle.Read more “Manipulate 3D images right inside Photoshop with free plugin”
Vandelay Design has made available a fantastic Photoshop action to easily create stunning 3D from your Photoshop text and objects. As you can see in the image above, the results are pretty darn good for what started as some plain green text.Read more “Magic 3D Photoshop Action”
Media Militia is offering a pack of 20 different paint tossing images, some with a white background and some with a black. If you do not like the paint colors, just open the document in of Photoshop, add a new layer and fill it with the color you want. Then change the layer blending mode to Color.
Adobe Photoshop‘s layer effects offer you great customization when you mix and match the different effects together. But unless you’re really talented, getting the effect you want can be difficult. Take the image above for example. It offers a fairly realistic 3D effect, but it’s really just two text layers on top of each other with different layer effects applied.
You can download the above free template for creating 3D gold-styled text, which comes in three different sizes.
I’ve linked to a lot of free fonts in the past, but none have been so geeky-cool as this one. Shattered 3D is a photographic font, meaning each letter is actually a JPG file. You’ll have to arrange the individual letters in Photoshop, but the effect is stunning for the right design.
The free version includes only uppercase letters, but the pro version includes lowercase letters, numbers, symbols, backgrounds, and the must have particles for only $14.99.
When you think of 3D applications, you rarely think of Adobe Illustrator CS5, but the fact is that Illustrator has some decent tools to create simple 3D vector art. VectorTuts has a great Illustrator 3D tutorial to introduce you to the tools and help you create some neat effects like you see in the image above.
I recently had the need to produce a generic looking floorplan for a project I was working on, but surprisingly couldn’t find an appropriate piece of freely-available artwork on the web. That’s when I came across Sweet Home 3D.
Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application that helps you place your furniture on a 2D house floorplan, with a 3D preview. It’s relatively simple to get started using, and since it’s free it’s worth checking out if you’re considering redesigning your office or home.
Along with the app itself, you can download plenty of 3D extras to use in your floorplans.
Late last month I posted a link to a file that would create a custom waving flag. Today, I have another handy link for you from the same folks at Artbees. 3D Web Page Display takes your simple Web page screenshot and creates a 3D piece of display artwork. Like the previous file, this is not a Photoshop Action file, but a simple layered PSD that you double click a layer, paste your screenshot and you’re done.
As you can see in the image above, the results are quite cool. You can customize the background color, the color of the banner snipe – or remove the banner snipe completely if you wish.
Charts and graphs are still the foundation of most great looking infographics, and Adobe Illustrator is still the premiere application for creates to design them in.
Tutorial9 has a fantastic tutorial that shows you how to create stunning 3D graphs and charts in Illustrator. Be sure to check out all the other tutorials and free resources available at Tutorial9.