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3D Photoshop: Imagine • Model • Create by Steve Caplin

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5. 3D postcards

Compared to the methods we’ve looked at so far for creating 3D objects, the 3D Postcard option is distinctly underpowered. It was an earlier, quick-fire method of turning an object into simple 3D, and it appeared in Photoshop long before the extrusion tools we’ve been looking at.

But 3D Postcards are a valid way of building quick, effective objects – and if you create them using a Smart Object as your starting point, you’ll find that you can edit the contents easily.

Image You can use any artwork as the basis of a 3D Postcard. In homage to the name, though, let’s start by building a real postcard in such a way that we can change all ...

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