This is Part 2 of this tutorial, and it will explain how to add some elements to the 3D object created in Part 1, like filters, brushes, and adjustment layers, in order to achieve the final result.
The Final Result:
* the software used in this tutorial is Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended
* the size of the final result image is 1024 * 768
* you might want to check the Basix Page to see some useful topics on dealing with Photoshop basics, such as loading palettes and some shortcuts.
* The tutorial will explain the basic steps, but won’t get into the details. All resources are available for download, and you can take a look at all their different settings.
- Open the file you created in Part 1, and create a new layer right below the 3D text layer, and call it “Clouds”.
Set the Foreground color to #ffffff and the Background color to #86a2f6, then go to Filter -> Render -> Clouds.
- Go to Filter -> Sketch -> Water Paper, and set the values as shown below:
- This should add a bit of contrast to the clouds.
- Now go to Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur, and apply a 3 px blur to get rid of the noise.
- Click the Create new fill or adjustment layer icon down the Layers panel, then choose Hue/Saturation.
- Change the Hue value to -11 and the Saturation value to -75.
- Once again click the Create new fill or adjustment layer icon, but this time choose Photo Filter, and use the color #ac7a33 with a Density of 54%.
- Load the Light Beams + Rays Brushes and set the Foreground color to White. Create a new layer right on top of the “Clouds” layer and call it “Rays”. Add one or more of the Light Beams brushes to create nice shiny rays behind the text.
* You might need to rotate the brushes, you can do that under the Brush Tip Shape in the Brush panel (Window -> Brush).
- Duplicate the “Rays” layer and change its Blend Mode to Linear Light.
- Set the Foreground color to #f4edd3, create a new layer on top of all layers and call it “Clouds Reflection”. Then use the Reflected Clouds brush to cover the text area.
- Change the layer’s Blend Mode to Overlay.
- Set the Foreground color to #777d00 and the Background color to #425f29, then create a new layer on top of all layers and call it “Leaves”.
- Use the Leaves brush to add some leaves on the top of the text. Paint short strokes in different directions when using the brush.
Then, use the Scattered Leaves brush to add some nice scattered leaves around the text. Keep it simple and evenly spread.
When you’re done, you might need to change the Hue/ Saturation values (Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/Saturation). Here, both values are set to -5.
- Set the Foreground color to #e3dcd2 and the Background color #e5e5e5, then create a new layer on top of all layers and call it “Bottom Clouds”.
- Use the * Clouds brush to paint all over the text.
- Once you’re done, click the Add Layer Mask icon at the bottom of the Layers panel to create a mask.
- Click the mask to select it, and make sure that the Foreground and the Background color are set to White and Black. Pick the Gradient Tool and choose the Foreground to Background Radial Gradient.
- Drag the gradient from the bottom of the document to a point near the top.
- Pick the Eraser Tool to erase any additional areas, or switch the Foreground and Background colors to un-erase any areas.
- Create a new layer on top of all layers and call it “Bottom Clouds – 2″. Make sure that the Foreground and Background colors are still as in Step 4, use the Clouds brush to add more clouds at the bottom.
And that’s it!