Convert Custom Shape to 3D Object

Convert Custom Shape to 3D Object

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial


How to Convert a Custom Shape to a 3D Object in Photoshop



There are several ways to create 3D objects in Photoshop. In this topic we will start with a Custom Shape and convert it to a 3D object.


Step One

In Photoshop open a new blank document (File > New). Set the image size to 1,024 pixels by 1,024 pixels.

Step Two

Click the Custom Shape tool and select a shape in the tool options. Make sure it is set to Shape layers.

Step Three

Click-drag to add your shape to the workspace.

Step Four

With the shape layer selected, choose 3D > New 3D Extrusion from Selected Layer.

Step Five

Choose 3D > Render to see your rendered scene. Be patient, it may take several minutes.

Step Six

To see your final render, click the Background layer.

Want Softer Shadows?

To soften the shadows, click the Infinite light in the 3D panel. In the Properties panel, make sure Shadow is selected and pull the softness slider to the right.

How Do I Stop the Render?

Once the scene starts rendering, you may want to make changes and stop the render process. To stop the process, click anywhere in the workspace.

As long as you don't make any changes, you can choose 3D > Resume Render to restart the render process.