Improved Photoshop CS5 Extended 3D Text

Soft Lighting and Soft Shadows in Photoshop CS5

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3D Repoussé Text Layer with Ray Tracing and Soft Lighting

In my first Photoshop 3D text exploration I had one or two issues with quality and struggled to find a solution. With the use of some simple techniques it has been possible to make some progress.

Photoshop has various techniques that can be used for improving quality of 3D text and soft lighting is definitely one.

The pay-off with using soft lighting is huge, but the cost is significant too: extra time in ray tracing.

Improved 3D Repoussee Text in Photoshop CS5