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Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
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Open a new document in Photoshop (RGB) and then open the 3d window/pallet an start experimenting.

This document may help:

And this document might suggest a way for you to add your text in a 2D view of the texture begin 
applied to the 3 D object.


*Subject:* [SCIART] Can one make text look like it is on a 3D surface in Photoshop?
> Hi all,
> I'm hoping someone out there can give me a little advice about a way to make text look like it is 
> on a 3D surface using either Photoshop or Illustrator CC.
> I need to make some text look like it is on a concave surface. Picture the inside of a shallow 
> bowl, viewing it directly from above so the edge is a circle.
> I have tried making a shape in Illustrator and then revolving it and adding my text (as a symbol) 
> to that surface. This didn't look good.
> So, I'm thinking I may need to figure out how to use the 3D artboard in Photoshop, and then create 
> my shape and add text to it. Does anyone know if I can map text to a 3D object in Photoshop, and 
> then make the object itself disappear so I can just use the text layer in the regular default 2D 
> Photoshop workspace?
> Or, is there a simpler way to accomplish my goal?
> I have never used Photoshop's 3D capabilities, so this would be a steep learning curve for me. I'm 
> game to try it out,  but first I want to make sure I can actually do what I want to do using those 
> tools (since I do have a deadline after all).
> Thanks!
> ---
> *Emily S. Damstra*

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