You already know that Photoshop is a fantastic tool for creating 2D images. What you might not know is that Photoshop also has limited capabilities for creating high quality 3D images and animations. In this tutorial, Ed Lopez will use the new and improved 3D and Timeline features of Photoshop CS6 to create a Syfy inspired text effect and logo animation without any additional applications. Let’s get started!
OK first of Ed Lopez sets up the document he will be working on, don’t get to crazy since he will be rendering 3D in high quality and that takes quite a bit out of your computer so a nice video size will be as shown here. OK let’s now find the bearings since he will do animation, He has been asked several times where is this animation thing. Well if you have Photoshop CS6 in its default installation you will find in the bottom left corner these two tabs, mini-bridge and time line. Double click on time line and there you go there is the time line tab of Photoshop, of course there is nothing there because Ed Lopez has not animated anything yet. He will be adding stuff here later and you can think of it as video layers.