3D Photoshop Object Projects and Tutorials - Part I

Practice Makes Perfect
After a while, it seems that plain old 2D Photoshop images are lacking when it comes to creativity for some of your graphic design projects. Maybe you have thought about doing more 3D work but didn’t know where to start. The following Photoshop tutorials can help you create some nice objects. All that is needed is some time, a little persistence, and your talent as a graphic designer.

So without further ado, here are some Photoshop 3D objects for you to create and learn from. Enjoy!

3D Billiard Balls
billard-ballsAt sometime or another you’ll need to create spheres or round objects in your graphic design work. Here’s a quick little tutorial that can help you to get your feet wet in designing round 3D objects.

You’ll learn how to add simple specular highlights and shiny texture to the billiard balls. The original background for this tutorial was a sickly green, but you can change the background color into something more eye-appealing or neutral.
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3D Wine Bottle
wine-bottleIn this tutorial you’ll learn about creating a photo-realistic object, generating shadows, and using cut techniques. This wine bottle is a good all-around Photoshop object that can be adapted to graphic design projects that need a specific motif for announcing events or invitations.
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3D USB Thumb Drive
flash-drive-3d-object
When these little marvels of data storage were first made commercially available in 2000, the capacity was only 8MB. Today’s flash drives can hold up to 128 Gigabytes and cost less than the introductory price of the original 8MB flash drive.

If you want to make your own flash drive for free, this Photoshop tutorial can help you design and produce your very own. It is suitable for all high-tech graphic design work.
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3D Old School Game Controller
game-controller-old-school
Back in the late 1970s video games were entering its golden age of gaming. Among the many recognizable icons of this era was the video game “joystick.” If you want to add a little electronic nostalgia to your next graphic design project, this joystick will do nicely.
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Next Time…
We’ll wrap up this series with a few more cool Photoshop 3D objects that you can make. Until then, keep on designing!

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