Course info
April 5, 2017
1h 57m

Are you a graphic artist who really wants implement 3D into your design skillset but without the massive learning curve of 3D applications? In this course, Photoshop CC Creating a Product 3D Composite, you will learn how to create a 3D mock-up of a commercial product and then composite it with realistic lighting and atmospheric effects - all in Photoshop CC. This is a project-based course so you will have a chance to learn the process from the beginning with a blank canvas, to a full rendered 3D composite. First, you'll learn how to create a 3D can product. Next, you'll explore how to create a background environment. Finally, you'll wrap up by putting the last touches on your final composite. Along the way you'll learn a few really cool Photoshop tricks that will enhance your productivity and your creativity. By the end of the course, you will have a strong understanding of how to create a fully-realized commercial composite using 3D in Photoshop. Software required: Adobe Photoshop CC.

About the author
About the author

Corey has been a prominent name in Photoshop training for the past 10 years, though he has been using Photoshop for the past 20. He was a lead trainer for NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) and is the best-selling author of the Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers books Volume 1 & 2, and the more recent How to Create Badass Effects in Photoshop. He also speaks regularly at live industry events such as Photoshop World and Adobe MAX, and also taught the Down & Dirty Tricks seminar tour around the country. He has won numerous awards for his design work and was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2015. Corey currently lives in Tampa, FL.


Hi everyone, my name is Corey Barker and welcome to my course, Creating a 3D Product Composite in Photoshop CC.

I have been a digital artist and Photoshop trainer for more than 20 years. I’ve written several books on Photoshop design and special effects and write a regular column for Photoshop user magazine. Lately I have been really pushing the boundaries of designing with 3D in Photoshop.

If you are a working Photoshop designer you should know that 3D is becoming more in demand these days and would be a great advantage to you to expand your skillset in this area.

In this course I am going to take you from beginning to end on creating a commercial composite with a realistic 3D product mock-up created entirely in Photoshop CC. Some of the major topics we will cover include:

  1. Implementing preset 3D assets
  2. Designing customizable label art
  3. Adding realistic surface textures
  4. 3D Lighting Effects
  5. Atmospheric finishing effects
By the end of this course, you will have strong understanding of a basic 3D and compositing workflow in Photoshop.

Before beginning this course you should be very familiar with key features in Photoshop like layers and channels and a basic understanding of working with 3D.