Adding Filter Effects to 3D Text :

Overview:

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Creating the 3D Text in Illustrator :

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  • Type the Text >Use the Type tool and type any text. I used the Text Boddunan.You can see it in the image A.Use the color Orange for the Text (Do not mind the color in the image, i changed it later) Create another layer and copy the text and paste it in the new layer. Use  one layer for reference so you can hide it. In the other layer,after typing the text- Boddunan, use the Warp tool available in the tool box and click inside the Text and drag towards outside .Do that to all the individual alphabets.You will have something as shown in the image B. Now for Creating the 3D text follow the procedure as mentioned below
  • Apply 3D effect > Select the text using selection tool and go to Type menu > Create outlines. this option enables to make changes to individual text using Direct selection tool. Now use Direct selection tool and Select the alphabet B alone and not the whole text. Go to Effect menu > 3D > Extrude and Bevel and adjust the settings as > Rotation for X axis is -(minus)15 degree, Rotation for Y axis is -(minus)28 degree and Rotation for Z axis is 6(positive) degree. The Extrude depth is 35 pt and leave the other adjustments as default. Once the extrude is applied for B, select 'o' alphabet and go to Effect menu > Apply extrude and Bevel to apply the same effects as B for 'o' also. Next, select the next alphabet 'd' and do the same thing. Apply extrude INDIVIDUALLY for all the alphabets. Do not select the whole text at same time because then for individual alphabets you can not apply effects individually if you want to.

Next step is to select the the whole text, open Adobe Photoshop, and open a new document and DRAG IN the selected text (the text selected in Illustrator). The text is placed as a 'Smart object' in Photoshop.

A) Adding a Gradient effect to 3D text in Photoshop

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  • Adding effect to Text  > Create a new layer and name it Pink. Use the Rectangular marquee tool and draw a rectangle covering the text, Boddunan(smart object). Press ALT + Backspace to fill it with color. Double click the color in the color box and use the color # d42d2d (pink shade). Set the mode of this layer to > HUE. This is very important as this is how, effects are applied to the 3D text. Once, you set the blend mode, you will notice that the text changes to Pink. Now, to set effects to the text, adjust the following in the Blending options which is found at, Layer menu > Layer style > Blending options or right click the layer and select Blend options : Gradient Overlay settings > Set the Blend mode to 'Saturation' with opacity as 100% and style used as Linear with angle-90% and scaled to 88%.The Gradient style used is the available - Transparent stripes.Also, select the Invert option.
  • Creating background in Photoshop > Now create a duplicate of this Pink layer and simply set the mode of this layer to > Color Dodge. Now select the the text with rectangular marquee tool and go to Edit menu > copy and create a new layer and paste it here. This copy has the text and a white background.Hide all other layers Now in this layer, use the 'Magic Wand' tool and select any white area. Now, go to Select menu > similar so that all the hidden white areas are also selected. You can now fill the selection with any color for background. I chose # e5d80c (yellow shade). After filling the background color, and most importantly keeping the selection as it is create another copy by clicking, CTRL + J. Name this duplicate as Background. This is the copy of the background yellow color. Now, for this layer > Background, apply filter effect. Go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Texture > Craquelure. Set the Crack spacing to 40, Crack Depth to 5, and Crack Brightness to 6. Now set the Blending mode for this layer as follows:

Stroke settings: This is the only setting we are going to make. Set the Size of the stroke to - 3px positioned Outside.The Blend mode is set to Normal with opacity 100%.The Fill type used is Gradient with Linear style placed at an angle of 90 degree and scaled to 100 %. The Gradient used is the custom made one with two colors. One color is # e5d80c (yellow shade) and the other is white. Note: This stroke applied is not for the background.

  • Applying Border in Photoshop > For applying stroke for the Background, select the the text with yellow background with rectangular marquee tool and go to Edit menu > copy and create a new layer and paste it here. Name this layer as Border. Set the Blending options for this layer. Stroke settings: This is the only setting we are going to make. Set the Size of the stroke to - 7 px positioned Inside.The Blend mode is set to Normal with opacity 100%.The Fill type used is Gradient with Style used set as > Angle placed at an angle of 90 degree and scaled to 100 %. Also select the Reverse option. The Gradient used is already available > Spectrum.

B)  Adding a Filter_ Sponge effect to 3D text

Follow the same procedure as stated in Creating 3D text as shown above, then continue here.
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  • Adding effect to Text in Photoshop > Create a new layer and name it Blue. Use the Rectangular marquee tool and draw a rectangle covering the text, Boddunan(smart object). Press ALT + Backspace to fill it with color. Double click the color in the color box and use the color # 238390 (blue shade). Set the mode of this layer to > VIVID LIGHT. This is very important as this is how, effects are applied to the 3D text. Once, you set the blend mode, you will notice that the text changes to Green. Now, to set effects to the text, select the Blue layer, Go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Artistic > Sponge and set the Brush size to 2, Definition to 12, and Smoothness to 5.
  • Creating background in Photoshop > Now select the the text with rectangular marquee tool and go to Edit menu > copy and create a new layer and paste it here. This copy has the text and a white background. Hide all other layers Now in this layer, use the 'Magic Wand' tool and select any white area. Now, go to Select menu > similar so that all the hidden white areas are also selected. You can now fill the selection with any color for background. I chose #  238390 (blue shade). After filling the background color, and most importantly keeping the selection as it is, create another copy by clicking, CTRL + J. Name this duplicate as Background. This is the copy of the background Blue color. Now, for this layer > Background, apply filter effect. Go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Texture > Mosaic Tiles. Set the Tile size to 8, Group width to 4, and Lighten Grout to 9. The Blend mode of this layer is Normal.
  • Applying Border in Illustrator  > Now select all the items and click and drag into the Illustrator document. All the selected items appear. They are in the form of an alien image, which can be concerted to Live Trace.So, do not make any changes to the Content. Instead, use a Pen tool and draw around the backround. The resulted path drawn by the pen tool is in the form a rectangle.Selecting the path creating with the pen tool, go to > Brush ( Along with fill color and stroke color, you will also have an option called Brush). Right click the Brush option and select Open Brush Library. Under this option, amongst the various brush styles, select >  Borders_Decorative and choose the border called > 50's Style. Once the Border is applied, you can reduce the size of the paths by clicking and Dragging the anchor points to fit correctly as the border.

C)  Adding a Filter_Patch Work effect to 3D text

Follow the same procedure as stated in 'Creating 3D text' as shown above, then continue here.
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  • Adding effect to Text in Photoshop
  • Create a new layer and name it Green. Use the Rectangular marquee tool and draw a rectangle covering the text, Boddunan(smart object). Press ALT + Backspace to fill it with color. Double click the color in the color box and use the color # 67fe81 (green shade). Set the mode of this layer to > OVERLAY. This causes the checked look for the text. Once, you set the blend mode, you will notice that the text changes to greenish yellow. Now, to set effects to the text, select the Green layer, Go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Texture > Patch Work and set the Square size to 4 and Relief to 8.
  • Creating background in Photoshop
  • Now select the the text with rectangular marquee tool and go to Edit menu > copy and create a new layer and paste it here. This copy has the text and a white background. Hide all other layers Now in this layer, use the 'Magic Wand' tool and select any white area. Now, go to Select menu > similar so that all the hidden white areas are also selected. You can now fill the selection with any color for background. I chose #  0b8352 (dark green shade). After filling the background color, and most importantly keeping the selection as it is, create another copy by clicking, CTRL + J. Name this duplicate as Background. This is the copy of the background dark green color. Now, for this layer > Background, apply filter effect. Go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Distort > Diffuse Glow and set the Grainess to 6, Glow amount to 10 and the Clear amount to 15. The blend mode of this layer is Normal.
  • Applying Border in Illustrator
  • Now select all the items and click and drag into the Illustrator document. All the selected items appear.It is like an image file in Illustrator.So, do not make any changes to the Content. Instead, use a Pen tool and draw around the backround. The resulted path drawn by the pen tool is in the form a rectangle.Selecting the path creating with the pen tool, go to > Brush ( Along with fill color and stroke color, you will also have an option called Brush). Right click the Brush option and select Open Brush Library. Under this option, amongst the various brush styles, select >  Borders Dashed and choose the border called > Dashed Circles 1.3. Once the Border is applied, you can reduce the size of the paths by clicking and Dragging the anchor points to fit correctly as the border.

D) Adding a combination of Filter, Light, and 3D add ons to the Text

Follow the same procedure as stated in 'Creating 3D text' as shown above, then continue here.
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  • Adding effect to Text in Photoshop
  • Create a new layer and name it Pink. Use the Rectangular marquee tool and draw a rectangle covering the text, Boddunan(smart object). Press ALT + Backspace to fill it with color. Double click the color in the color box and use the color # e01453 (pink shade). Set the mode of this layer to >COLOR BURN.Once, you set the blend mode, you will notice that the text changes to Red. Now, create a Duplicate of this layer using CTRL + J and name this layer as Pink2. Set the Blend mode of this in Layer box as > Color Burn.The text is still Red, but we will add filter effect. Now, to set effects to the text, go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Texture > Texturizer and adjust the entries as > Scaling set to 100%, and Relief set at 4. The mode of this Pink 2 is also Color Burn just as the Pink layer. After this, create a Duplicate of the PINK layer  using CTRL + J and place it over the Pink 2 layer and  name this layer as Pink 3. Set the Blend mode of this in Layer box as > HUE. So the order is, at bottom you have Pink 1 layer with color burn  mode, on top of that is the Pink 2 layer with color burn mode and filter effect, and finally on top of that is the Pink 3 layer of Hue mode.
  • Creating background in Photoshop
  • Now select the the text with rectangular marquee tool and go to Edit menu > copy and create a new layer and paste it here. This copy has the text and a white background.Hide all other layers Now in this layer, use the 'Magic Wand' tool and select any white area. Now, go to Select menu > similar so that all the hidden white areas are also selected. You can now fill the selection with color for background that is # f79282 (light pink shade). After filling the background color, and most importantly keeping the selection as it is create another copy by clicking, CTRL + J. Name this duplicate as Background. This is the copy of the background pink color. Now, for this layer > Background, apply filter effect. Go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Artistic > Plastic Warp. Set the Highlight strength as 14, Detail as 9, and Smoothness as 7. Leave the Blend mode of this layer as Normal. In the same layer, also add a light effect.
  • Adding light effect to background in Photoshop
  • Select the Background layer, and go to Filter menu > Render > Lens flare and select the 50 - 300mm Zoom lens type and set the Brightness as 100%, and place it over the alphabet, 'd' in the text, Boddunan. Now create a copy of this Background layer containing the light effect and filter effect, using CTRL + J and name it as Background 2. Only change you are going to make in this layer is setting the Blend mode to > MULTIPLY.
  • Adding 3D thunder effects
  • For this you, have to go to Illustrator, and use the pen tool to draw the Thunder figures. See that you get something as shoen in the image below. Then for these, we shall apply the 3D effect. Go to Effect menu > 3D > Extrude and Bevel and adjust the settings as > Rotation for X axis is -(minus)18 degree, Rotation for Y axis is -(minus)26 degree and Rotation for Z axis is 8(positive) degree. The Extrude depth is 20 pt and leave the other adjustments as default. Select both the shapes, open Adobe Photoshop, and DRAG IN the selected shapes (the text selected in Illustrator) into the document in Photoshop you are working. The shapes are placed as  'Smart objects' in Photoshop seperately. Effects for Thunder shape 1  > Adjust the following in the Blending options which is found at, Layer menu > Layer style > Blending options or right click the layer and select Blend options

  • Gradient Overlay settings
  • Set the Blend mode to ' Color Burn ' with opacity as 100% and style used as Linear with angle-90% and scaled to 88%.The Gradient style used is a newly created Bi-color gradient of pink shade that is # f79282 and white shade, equally distributed. Also, select the Reverse option. Effects for Thunder shape 2  > Adjust the following in the Blending options ,Gradient Overlay settings > Set the Blend mode to ' Color ' with opacity as 100% and style used as Linear with angle-90% and scaled to 88%.The Gradient style used is default available, > Red, Green Gradient.
  • Applying Border in Illustrator
  • Now select all the items and click and drag into the Illustrator document. All the selected items appear.It is like an image file in Illustrator.So, do not make any changes to the Content. Instead, use a Pen tool and draw around the backround. The resulted path drawn by the pen tool is in the form a rectangle.Selecting the path creating with the pen tool, go to > Brush ( Along with fill color and stroke color, you will also have an option called Brush). Right click the Brush option and select Open Brush Library. Under this option, amongst the various brush styles, select >  Borders Decorative and choose the border called > Star Bust. Once the Border is applied, you can reduce the size of the paths by clicking and Dragging the anchor points to fit correctly as the border.

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E) Adding Web style to the Text

Follow the same procedure as stated in 'Creating 3D text' as shown above, then continue here.
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  • Adding effect to Text in Photoshop
  • Create a new layer and name it Blue1. Use the Rectangular marquee tool and draw a rectangle covering the text, 'BO' of the Text Boddunan. Press ALT + Backspace to fill it with color. Double click the color in the color box and use the color # 2289e2 (blue shade). Set the mode of this layer to > VIVID LIGHT. Now, to set effects to the text, go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Texture > Stained Glass and adjust the entries as > Cell size set to 8, Border thickness set to 4, and Light intensity set to 3. VERY IMPORTANT > Make 3 copies of Blue 1 layer and name them as Blue2, Blue3, and Blue4. Place Blue 2 layer over letters, 'dd' of Boddunan. Place Blue 3 layer over letters, 'un' of Boddunan. Place Blue 4 layer over letters, 'an' of Boddunan Text. So totally you have 4 rectangular fills. If you make it as ONE rectangular fill, the style will not be effective. All these 4 layers have same filter gallery and same Blend modes.
  • Creating background in Photoshop
  • Now select the the text with rectangular marquee tool and go to Edit menu > copy and create a new layer and paste it here. This copy has the text and a white background. Hide all other layers Now in this layer, use the 'Magic Wand' tool and select any white area. Now, go to Select menu > similar so that all the hidden white areas are also selected. You can now fill the selection with any color for background. I chose #  7cabd4 (light blue shade). After filling the background color, and most importantly keeping the selection as it is, create another copy by clicking, CTRL + J. Name this duplicate as Background. This is the copy of the background Blue color. For the Background layer, set the Blending options as  Gradient Overlay settings > Set the Blend mode to ' Normal ' with opacity as 100% and style used as Linear with angle-90% and scaled to 88%.The Gradient style used is a newly created Bi-color gradient of blue shade that is # 7cabd4 and grey shade that is # 857272, equally distributed. Select the Reverse option. Leave the Blend mode of this layer as Normal. Create a copy of the Background layer and name the layer as, Background 2. DELETE the Blending options, Gradient Overlay settings made to this. This layer is the plain blue color layer BUT, set the Blend mode of this layer to > COLOR BURN.
  • Applying Border in Illustrator
  • Now select all the items and click and drag into the Illustrator document. All the selected items appear. Do not make any changes to the Content. Instead, use a Pen tool and draw around the backround. The resulted path drawn by the pen tool is in the form a rectangle.Selecting the path creating with the pen tool, go to > Brush. Right click the Brush option and select Open Brush Library. Under this option, amongst the various brush styles, select >  Borders Dashed and choose the border called > Dashed Squares 1.5. Once the Border is applied, you can reduce the size of the paths by clicking and Dragging the anchor points to fit correctly as the border.

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The last image seen above is a sample of types of Filter effects you can apply to the Text. Try experimenting with different Filter effects.


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