Saving Camera Views

Saving Camera Views

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial

 

How to Save a Camera View in Photoshop

 

 

Once you have taken the time to position the camera, set the focal length and frame the scene, it would be great if you could save the view. Fortunately, in Photoshop saving views is quite easy.

 

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 Text tool (t key) and add some text to the document.

Step Three

After you type the last letter, press the Convert to 3D icon in the Text tool options.

Step Four

With the Rotate 3D Object icon selected, click and drag in the View box to move the camera to frame the text in the workspace.

Step Five

In the Properties panel, choose Save from the View menu. Name your new view Birds Eye.

Step Six

With the Rotate 3D Object icon selected, click and drag in the View box to move the camera so you are looking at the back of the text.

Step Seven

In the Properties panel, choose Save from the View menu. Name your new view Rear View.

Step Eight

To return to either of your saved views, choose the view name from the View menu.

Using the Camera Tools

In the Move tool options you can move the camera several different ways. Here is a quick overview of the camera tool options.Rotate icon - Used to orbit in all directions.

Roll icon - Rotates around the z axis.

Drag icon - Generally called the Pan tool. Allows you to move the camera up, down, left and right.

Slide icon - Pan left and right and dolly the camera in and out in the scene.

Scale icon - Zooms camera. The camera's focal length is adjusted.

 

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