Chris BringhurstChris Bringhurst is a visual artist with many years of graphics software experience. Chris has written and directed his own small films and is in the early stages of exploring the combination of 3D with the Adobe design workflow.

Chris writes a regular blog here on 3Dlayer.com on graphics issues, news and tutorials related to 3D in Photoshop. Read more here! »


Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 Extended provides some amazing new features. One of the most revolutionary is the ability to add a 3D Layer to your existing or new projects.

This site is dedicated to showing you how this powerful new technology can expand your creative horizons and literally add a new dimension to your work. 3DLayer.com provides detailed tutorials on how to get the most out of Photoshop's built-in 3D functionality as well as how to take advantage of some amazing new plug-ins.

To help you we've brought together some of the best Photoshop Instructors around: Dave Cross from Photoshop User and PhotoshopTV.com; and Colin Smith, best selling author and owner of PhotoshopCafe.

If you're new to 3D, or you're a seasoned veteran, 3DLayer.com has something for you. If you have any ideas for new tutorials or questions you'd like to have answered please contact us.

We think you'll agree, it's time to get in to 3D layers.


Texturing in Photoshop CS3 ExBy Lex de AzevedoIn this tutorial, Lex de Azevedo shows some basic 3D texturing techniques in Photoshop CS3 Extended and Strata 3D CX 5.5.
Digitizing a SculptureBy Dave CrossDave Cross uses Strata Foto 3D[in] and Photoshop CS3 Extended to digitize a sculpture from a series of photographs, then uses Strata Live 3D[in] to create a real-time 3D presentation for the web.
Strata 3D CX 5.5 Tutorial - Baseball TrophyBy Ken BringhurstIn this tutorial, Ken creates a 3D trophy from sketch to layout, using Strata 3D CX 5.5, Photoshop CS3 Extended and Illustrator.
Design 3D[in] DemoBy Dave CrossDave demonstrates Strata Design 3D[in] on PhotoshopTV.com. Covers vanishing points, the text tool, layered renders, and more!
Wooden BowlBy Steve CaplinIn this tutorial, Steve Caplin from MacUser UK demonstrates how to create and composite a 3D object into a photograph using Photoshop CS3 Extended and Strata Design 3D[in].
Drink SquadBy Colin SmithIn this tutorial, Colin integrates a 3D model Volkswagon Beetle into an outdoor photograph, complete with shadows and reflections. Using Photoshop CS3 Extended and Strata Design 3D[in].
Adding a 3D Object to Your Photoshop DocumentBy Dave CrossIn this tutorial, Dave shows you how to do pixel alchemy by turning a Google 3D Warehouse model of a skull into gold. Dave uses Strata Design 3D[in] and its powerful texturing capabilities to add a gold reflection to the model. Dave then modifies the reflection to give it that heat-tempered look to match the gold text.
Crazy BrainBy Ken BringhurstIn this tutorial, Ken integrates a 3D model of a brain into a 2D design, adjusts the position, rotation and more.
Texturing in Photoshop CS3 ExBy Lex de AzevedoIn this tutorial, Lex de Azevedo shows some basic 3D texturing techniques in Photoshop CS3 Extended and Strata 3D CX 5.5.
Digitizing a SculptureBy Dave CrossDave Cross uses Strata Foto 3D[in] and Photoshop CS3 Extended to digitize a sculpture from a series of photographs, then uses Strata Live 3D[in] to create a real-time 3D presentation for the web.
Strata 3D CX 5.5 Tutorial - Baseball TrophyBy Ken BringhurstIn this tutorial, Ken creates a 3D trophy from sketch to layout, using Strata 3D CX 5.5, Photoshop CS3 Extended and Illustrator.
Design 3D[in] DemoBy Dave CrossDave demonstrates Strata Design 3D[in] on PhotoshopTV.com. Covers vanishing points, the text tool, layered renders, and more!
Wooden BowlBy Steve CaplinIn this tutorial, Steve Caplin from MacUser UK demonstrates how to create and composite a 3D object into a photograph using Photoshop CS3 Extended and Strata Design 3D[in].
Drink SquadBy Colin SmithIn this tutorial, Colin integrates a 3D model Volkswagon Beetle into an outdoor photograph, complete with shadows and reflections. Using Photoshop CS3 Extended and Strata Design 3D[in].
Adding a 3D Object to Your Photoshop DocumentBy Dave CrossIn this tutorial, Dave shows you how to do pixel alchemy by turning a Google 3D Warehouse model of a skull into gold. Dave uses Strata Design 3D[in] and its powerful texturing capabilities to add a gold reflection to the model. Dave then modifies the reflection to give it that heat-tempered look to match the gold text.
Crazy BrainBy Ken BringhurstIn this tutorial, Ken integrates a 3D model of a brain into a 2D design, adjusts the position, rotation and more.

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