Deke's Techniques 314: Create a Riveting 3D Bump Map
Yes, I went there. Went there in a 3D rocket ship that Deke built in Photoshop. This week's free Deke's Techniques episode is in fact quite literally riveting. Well, insomuch as virtual rivets are applied to a virtual rocket ship inside Photoshop.
Deke's method uses a tiled pattern created from a photograph of rivets, which are then wrapped around a 3D object inside Photoshop CC, rendering our virtual vehicle much more space-worthy, as you can see here:
Along the way, you'll learn some on-the-fly techniques for working in Photoshop 3D. If this week's technique leaves you wanting to explore 3D space in greater depth, stay tuned for a new lynda.com course coming soon in which Deke helps those familiar with Photoshop wrap their mental rivets around the current 3D features.
For lynda.com members, Deke's got an exclusive movie this week in which he shows you how to paint directly on a 3D object in order to mask out the rivets over the winders that are currently blocking the passengers' view of the galaxy. If you're not a member of lynda.com, you can get a free week's trial at lynda.com/deke. With it you can enjoy the entire library of Deke's Techniques, as well as galaxies of other riveting content.