3D Tube Text Effect in Photoshop

3D Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will be creating a 3D Tube Text Effect in Photoshop. We will use the Ellipse Tool, a Layer Style, a Path, and the Mixer Brush Tool. The Mixer Brush Tool in Photoshop is not so often used by designers. This 3D text effect in Photoshop is an eye-catching effect. This typography effect can be used while designing a poster or a flyer.

3D Tube Text Effect in Photoshop

Launch Adobe Photoshop and create a new document. Now follow the below-mentioned easy to create steps to create a 3D Tube Text effect in Photoshop.

Step 1

Select the Ellipse Tool and draw a small circle.

Step 2

Let the Ellipse Shape Layer be selected, and click on Layer in the Menu Bar. Hover the cursor on Layer Style and select Gradient Overlay.

Select Gradient Overlay

In the Gradient Overlay Layer Style dialogue box, create a radial style gradient.

Gradient Overlay Layer style
3D Tube Text effect
Step 3

Before hitting OK to apply the Gradient Overlay, click and drag the cursor over the circle to reposition the gradient.

Reposition the Gradient

Click OK to apply Gradient Overlay Layer Style.

Step 4

Now click on Layer in the Menu Bar. Then place the cursor on Rasterize and select Layer Style.

Step 5

Now select the Mixer Brush Tool from the Tool Panel and set the values in the Options Bar.

With the Mixer Brush Tool still active, place the cursor over the circle. Press and hold the Alt key and click once to sample the portion of the circle.

Sample the portion of the circle
Step 6

Select the Pen Tool from the Tool Panel and draw your text. Make sure that the Tool Mode is selected as Path.

Draw your text to create 3D tube text effect

Turn off the visibility of the Ellipse Layer and create a new layer. Rename the new layer as 3D Tube.

Create a new layer named 3d Tube
Step 7

Go to the Path window and right-click on the Work Path layer. Then select Stroke-Path from the options list.

Select Stroke Path

In the Stroke Path Window, select Mixer Brush Tool and click OK.

Stroke Path Window
3D Tube Text Effect in Photoshop

So, this is how you can create a 3D Tube Text Effect in Photoshop.

Practice this Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial and share your views in the comment section. Also, share this tutorial with others.

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