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3D Texturing Overview in Photoshop

by Kyle Green

In this series of lessons, we will be taking an introductory look at using the 3D capabilities of Photoshop CS4 to create textures for our 3D characters. Software required: Photoshop CS4.

What you'll learn

In this series of lessons, we will be taking an introductory look at using the 3D capabilities of Photoshop CS4 to create textures for our 3D characters. Using Photoshop CS4 Extended, we now have the ability to paint textures directly onto our 3D mesh, allowing us to significantly streamline the texturing process. Through these lessons, we will discuss concepts such as painting textures directly onto your 3D mesh, projecting 2D details onto your geometry, painting and exporting multiple maps, as well as discussing many other texturing tools now found in Photoshop CS4. With these new features, we no longer have to jump back and fourth between multiple applications to see the result of our texturing. And with the ability to paint directly on our 3D geometry, we can create textures much faster, and with much higher precision. Software required: Photoshop CS4.

About the author

Kyle was one of the first authors for Digital-Tutors, now a Pluralsight company. and has been a part of the team for over 10 years. Kyle began his career in computer graphics education as a college instructor and worked as a Digital-Tutors rendering tutor and curriculum manager since 2002. Kyle has contributed to many of the most popular projects and helped the Digital-Tutors team win awards throughout the company's history. Kyle has had the honor of having his art exhibited at the New York ... more

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