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Replacement for Adobe Dimensions?

Dec 6, 2009 7:45 AM

I design wine labels and bottle capsules and need to wrap the finished flat artwork around a 3d shape (the wine bottle) for presentation to clients. I don't need the complexity of a full brown 3d program, but the ability to make a 2d label look like a 3d object, including having control over lighting and shadows.  I currently use an old program called Adobe Dimensions, which Adobe has dropped and only runs on OS9.  I need to learn a new tool that runs on OSX.  My labels are created using illustrator and photoshop, primarily photoshop.  Can anyone recommend a straight forward approach in Photoshop or other software for doing this?  I've reviewed the 3d capability of CS4 Extended, but it seems far too complex for what I'm doing.  I don't think this requires building a 3d model, but a more simple approach would be preferred.  Any help would be appreciated.

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    Dec 6, 2009 12:52 PM   in reply to Skeggs91

    You can do this in Illustrator. Look up 3d mapping. It's fairly rudimentary, but should be enough for your needs. You could also probably find a free 3d model of a wine bottle - Google has a pretty large library. Then you could do it in Photoshop.



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    Dec 6, 2009 11:59 PM   in reply to Skeggs91

    Photoshop CS4’s 3D-features include a small library of basic forms, including Cylinder, which should suffice for mapping the labels onto as the bottles themselves seem to be photographs.


    Edit: Just to make sure, the 3D-features are only available with Extended as far as I know.

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