Using 3D to Create Old Paper Texture in Photoshop

Imprint your images on paper or any other surface and create realistic textures and bump maps using 3D in Photoshop CC. In this video, we will superimpose an image on an old, ancient paper as if it was printed with ink, add texture and make it respond to light to create highly realistic highlights and shadows.

Utilizing blend modes and blend if and a bunch of adjustment layers along with 3D effects can do miracles in adding any texture of your choice, be it an old paper effect or a crumpled one. Using advanced spotlights and 3D mapping, a beautiful dramatic effect can be created.

This tutorial is divided into three parts. In the first section, we are just going to learn how to blend your images with the surface and that's it. i.e. getting your image on paper. In the second section, I'm revealing my gameplan and strategy in approaching this technique and in the third section, we are going to use 3D to add the most realistic shadows and texture.

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