I Have Finished Recording My Video Course, Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Fundamentals

Hello friends: Just a note to let you know that I finished recording my modest Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Fundamentals video course for lynda.com. I say "modest" because, instead of 250 movies (as in the case of my unexpectedly epic Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced), this course will be a mere 65 movies. Which means you can absorb it in a couple of days.

I don't mean "modest" in scope. These 65 movies pack an enormous amount of information. They introduce you to the world of 3D in Photoshop CS5 Extended. They teach you how to work with new disciplines, approaches, and tools. And they introduce you to a new vocabulary. Remember when you first learned what a layer mask was? Well, multiply that by five and you have a sense of what's in store.

Photoshop CS5 Extended 3D: Chrome Orbs

The above graphic is the final image from Chapter 5, "Designing and Applying Materials."

This image entails three magically levitating chrome spheres set inside a spherical panorama. With each sphere casting its own distinct shadow. Along with the reflections of a person and some text reading invisibly through you, the creator of the scene. Here's a detail. Click the image to see a magnified view.

Photoshop CS5 Extended: 3D chrome spheres magnified

This vantage would be difficult to establish in the relatively traditional realm of digital photography. First, you'd have to hang the spheres by invisible threads. But more to the point, can you imagine---as a photographer---removing yourself so entirely from the scene?

I'll share more when the series goes live. In just a few weeks.

. Tagged with:


Looks very interesting.. I

Looks very interesting.. I was always curious about 3d in photoshop, but i was afraid to touch it! )

JudyO Thanks so much Deke.

Thanks so much Deke. I love your tutorials. I am learning more than I thought I could. It is great!

Excellent read

I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on this topic.

Generally I do not post on

Generally I do not post on articles, but I would like to say that this blog really forced me to do so! Thanks, really nice blog.


Photoshop CS5 One on One Advanced:

Deke, I love your tutorials. I'm working on the Advanced One-on-One for Photoshop CS5, on Lynda.com and I've encountered a discrepancy between your instructions and what's available to me inside Photoshop CS5, on my computer:

In Color Range (Chapter 19)
My Localized Color Clusters slider is grayed out. How do I make it active? I called the Adobe Photoshop Help and they had no answer. Their sliders were grayed out too!

Can't Wait!

can't wait to brace myself for even more learning!

New Course

Always top-notch courses, and I'm sure this will be no exception. As always, I'm looking forward to spending time in your virtual company.

Nuts about Photoshop http://www.tipsquirrel.com/

Looking forward to it.

Looking forward to it.