Bend 3D Text Effect in Photoshop | Text Manipulation | Photoshop Tutorial

Updated: Dec 20, 2019

In this tutorial , you will learn how to create this awesome Bend 3D Text Effect in Photoshop. Creating such effect might look a bit difficult but it is not so just follow the steps mentioned below and learn how to create it for yourself . So let's get started!







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Steps on how to create this Bend 3D Text Effect in Photoshop :-


  • So the first step is to create a new file , so for that go to File and then select New over there and then in the pop up set the Width as 1280px , Height as 720px , Resolution as 300 px/inch and Background contents as White so this will fill the layer with White color and then click on OK


Go to File and select New over there

Now set the following and click on OK
  • Now we need to fill the layer with nice Gradient color , so for that click on Create new fill or adjustment layer icon and select Gradient over there and then in the pop up set the Gradient as Blue , Yellow , Blue , Style as Radial , Angle as 90 deg , Scale as 220% , and tick on Reverse and then click on OK


Click on Create new fill or adjustment layer icon and select Gradient over there

Now set the following and then click on OK
  • After that reduce the opacity of the layer to 15% so this will give you nice Gradient color to the layer


Reduce the opacity to 15%

After reducing opacity
  • Now go to View and then select New guide over there and then in the pop up set the orientation as Horizontal and then position as 50% and then click on OK


Go to View and then select New Guide over there

Set the following and then click OK

After adding new guide
  • Now select Horizontal text tool and then select any font of your choice and then set it's appropriate size and then set the foreground color as black which will be the font color


Select Horizontal text tool

Select a any font and set it's appropriate size

Set the Foreground color as Black
  • Now click on the Image and then type in your Text and then click on the tick icon


Click on the image and then type in your text

Now click on this tick icon
  • After that place the text properly using Move tool


Select Move tool

After placing text properly
  • Then press CTRL + T and scale the text accordingly , press SHIFT while scaling to scale evenly and then click on Tick icon


After scaling
  • Now press CTRL and click on the background layer which will select the background layer keeping the text layer also selected


Press CTRL and click on background layer which will give you selection of both the layers
  • Now make sure that MOVE tool is selected and then click on Align vertical centers and then click on Align horizontal centers which will bring the text in the center of the Image


Click on Align vertical centers and then click on Align horizontal centers

Text in center
  • Now make the text layer active by clicking on it and then right click on the layer and select Rasterize type over there


Make the text layer active

Right click on Text layer and select Rasterize type over there
  • Then select Rectangular marquee tool and then using it make the selection from Grid line to the bottom of the image as follows


Select Rectangular Marquee Tool

Make selection from Grid to Bottom of the image
  • After that right click over there and then select Layer via Cut in the pop up


Right click over there and then select Layer via Cut

After select Layer via Cut
  • Now rename the Top layer as Bottom and the layer below it as Top


Rename Layers
  • Now make the top layer active by clicking on it and then press CTRL + T


Make the top layer active
  • After that right click on the layer and select Perspective over there and then change the angle of the text by 30 deg by dragging from the top corner as follows


Right click on the layer and select Perspective over there

Change the angle by 30 deg
  • Then again right click over there and then select Scale and then reduce the height of the text a little and then click on tick icon


Right click on the layer and select Scale over there

After reducing height and clicking on tick icon
  • Now make the bottom layer active by clicking on it and then press CTRL + T


Make the bottom layer active
  • After that right right click on the image and select Perspective over there and then change angle of the text by -10 deg by dragging from corner


Then right click over there and select Perspective

Change the angle by -10 deg
  • Then again right click on the image and then select Scale over there and then increase the height of text a little and then click on tick icon


Right click over there and then select Scale

After increasing the height and then clicking on tick icon
  • Now make sure that the bottom text layer is active and then bring in the image you want to add to the bottom text over here and then click on the tick icon


Bring the image you image you want to add to the bottom text over here and then click on Tick icon
  • Then right click on the image layer and select create clipping mask over there which mask the image inside the text


Right click on the image layer and select Create clipping mask over there

After clicking on create clipping mask
  • After that press CTRL + T and then scale the image to fit in the text properly and press SHIFT and scale to scale the image evenly and then click on the tick icon


After scaling and clicking on tick icon
  • Now make the top text layer active and then repeat the same steps you did for Bottom text


Make the top text layer active

Bring in the image you want to add to the top text over here and then click on tick icon

Right click on the image layer and select Create clipping mask over there

After clicking on Create clipping mask

After scaling the image properly and then clicking on tick icon
  • Now create a new layer by clicking on create new layer icon


Click on Create new layer icon

After creating new layer
  • After that select brush tool and brush s soft round and set the size of the brush as 40px and then set the foreground color as white


Select brush tool

Select the brush as soft round and set it's size as 40 px

Set foreground color as white
  • Then press SHIFT and then click and hover over the Grid line using brush tool as follows


Press SHIFT and then click and hover over the grid line
  • Now right click on the new layer and select Create clipping mask over there


After selecting create clipping mask

After selecting create clipping mask
  • After that reduce the opacity of the layer to 50%


Reduce the opacity of the layer to 50%

After reducing opacity
  • Now make the image of the bottom text layer active by clicking on it and then create a new layer by clicking on create new layer icon


Make the image of the bottom text layer active

After creating new layer
  • After that select the foreground color as black and then using brush tool press SHIFT and then click and then hover over the grid line as follows


Make foreground color as black

Press SHIFT and then click and hover over this grid line
  • Then right click on the layer and select Create clipping mask over there and then reduce the opacity of the layer to 50%


After select create clipping mask and then reducing opacity

After selecting create clipping mask and reducing opacity
  • Now we need to add shadow to make the text more realistic so for that make the bottom text layer active by clicking on it and then right click over there and select Blending options


Make the bottom text layer active

Right click on the layer and select blending options over there
  • After that in the pop up select Drop shadow and then set the following , Blend mode as Multiply , Opacity as 75% , Angle as 120 deg , Distance as 5px , Spread as 0% , Size as 10px and then click on OK


Set the following and then click OK

Now make the top text layer active and then do the same thing as we did for bottom text layer to add shadow , so this will give you your final Bend 3D Text Effect in Photoshop


After adding shadow for Top text ( Final Image )

So that's it guys!

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