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Wed, Feb 11, 2015 3:30 PM

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Photoshop: How do you "bend" text with 3D?

Hi,

Ive got this text on a 3D layer which Ive managed to extrude etc all great except I can't for the life of me figure how to "bend" it?


By that I mean on this front view, imagine an invisible 3D behind it and the text is sitting on it and the curve of the ring makes the B on the left and T on the right smaller whilst the middle of text is bigger if that makes sense?
This top down view might show it better, I want the text to bend to the yellow line guide....


I see the BEND bit in the properties are but that doesn't do what it suggests, that seems more like a lathe of the object...


So any ideas would be appreciated thanks....hope that all makes sense anyway.

Thanks

Andy

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7 y ago

Here is a quick overview on 3D text:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdTjS...

You can EDIT the 3D text in the Properties panel. It will open the Smart Object and you can edit the 2D text as your normally would. In this case you can experiment with a WARP and see if that gets you close to what you want.

Hope that helps!

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7 y ago

You could warp the text using the warp function prior to extruding it in 3D. Or do text on a path.

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7 y ago

Think you're right, wrap it in Illustrator first with "bulge" then 3D and extrude to give a fake 3D bend effect...



It's not a true 3D bend though as the top down view should show it curved like its bent into the 3D space.

Text on a path will just give me letters bent in the 2D space. I ideally want to bend into the 3D space (write BEND on a sheet of paper, stick it to a cylindrical object and you'll see what I mean....look down from above and you'll see the paper is curved...which isn't happening here in Photoshop) :(

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2 y ago

Do we have a proper answer for this yet? Daniel Presedo's answer doesn't answer the question at all.

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2 y ago

Actually it does...
  1. Create 3D Extrusion from your text.
  2. 3D Panel > Select 3D Text Properties Panel > Edit Original as shown below.
  3. Then enjoy your BULGE text.



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Could you please show a top down view of this?