3D paper type effect Ep25/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

Now its time to start building the creative elements to feature in the Book cover design.

In this tutorial I am going to discuss and demonstrate how you can create a 3D Type composition in Adobe photoshop.

Once created we will be using this in the main book cover for our book design.


In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:02:25 Create a new document
00:05:00 Create type
00:10:00 Create shadow effect

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video

C – Crop tool
B – Brush tool
E – Eraser tool
T – Type tool
V – Move tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) + D – Deselect Selection
cmd (Ctrl PC) + A – Select all
cmd (Ctrl PC) + C – Copy
cmd (Ctrl PC) + W – Close document
cmd (Ctrl PC) + V – Paste
cmd (Ctrl PC) + T – Free transform
cmd (Ctrl PC) + ; – Show guides
cmd (Ctrl PC) + T – Free transform
cmd (Ctrl PC) + R – Show Rulers
cmd (Ctrl PC) + G – Group layers

cmd (Ctrl PC) + shift + N – New layer

Press & hold shift + click – Select multiple layers

Press & hold cmd + D + press enter – Deselect type (with type tool active)
Press & hold cmd (Ctrl PC) + click layer thumbnail – Select layer outline

Press & hold alt + shift + click & drag – Scale object (with free transform tool active)

Press & hold alt + click & drag – Quick duplicate object (with selection tool active)

Press ‘ [ ‘ to increase brush size, press ‘ ] ‘ to decrease brush size – Toggle brush size (with brush tool active)


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This video is part of a 33 part course:


The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Photoshop


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“I’m Gareth David, a freelance creative specialising in design for logo identity & branding. I am currently based in London UK with over 12 years experience in the design industry with a passion for sharing knowledge and teaching.

I have created this channel to share my experience and give some advice to aspiring designers at any level who wish to find out more about Graphic Design and the industry.

So have fun guys and be creative!”
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