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Easy 3D Text

Here's a pretty easy way to create a 3d text effect like this:

Step 1

Create a blank document of the desired size.

Type your text, right click it's layer and choose Rasterize Type.

Now go to Edit --> Transform --> Perspective and transform the text like shown in the image below.

Step 2

Alright, here's the most important step to make the text look 3d:

Copy your text layer, switch to the copied layer, hold down CTRL, press right once, press left once.

Copy your copied layer and repeat the steps.

Do this 8 times in total so your layer palette looks like this:

Step 3

Select Text layer 7 (not 8) and press CTRL-E (merge) until you have these layers left:

Step 4

Select (CTRL+click) Text Copy (the middle text layer) and apply a gradient from top left to bottom right:


Select (CTRL+click) the top layer and apply a gradient from bottom right to top left like this:

Step 5

Merge all text layers.

Add a drop shadow like this:

Step 6

Hit CTRL-E and pick a color for the 3d text and there you go:

If you want to, add a 5px stroke to the text: