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Energizing Your Logos with 3D Animation in Photoshop

by Eddie Russell

In this course, we'll go over taking a 2 dimensional logo through to a simple 3 dimensional animation. Software required: Photoshop CS6 Extended.

What you'll learn

In today's digital world, to think about a logo only in terms of it's usage in print is a huge mistake. A logo appears in so many different places, most of which are digital in nature. We'll get started by learning how to take our vector logo and convert it into extruded 3D objects in Photoshop. To improve it's visual aesthetic in 3D space, we'll also learn about things like materials and textures followed by lighting. Next, we will drop our 3D logo onto Photoshop's timeline and create a simple animation for it. To wrap things up, we'll learn how to export our final rendered video out of Photoshop. After completing this tutorial, you'll be familiar with the tools and techniques used to create a stunning logo animation all right inside of Photoshop. Software required: Photoshop CS6 Extended.

About the author

Eddie began teaching creative professionals over ten years ago for Digital Tutors. In 2014 Digital Tutors was acquired by Pluralsight and he continued his focus on creating high quality training for artists in both the film and games industries. With a background in graphic design and illustration Eddie has always been focused on visual appeal. This can be seen through his courses in which he shares secrets for achieving production level quality for concept art, illustrations, textures, mater... more

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