Your talking about Filter>Render>3d Transform?
Yes, I am. Is it still there or is there another way. Thanks
It's kind of a hard plugin to use anyway, but there are other ways to get a 3d effect.
For example on text:
1. Duplicate the text layer by selecting the move tool, hold down the Alt key and press for example the down arrow key and then the right arrow key on the numeric pad.
Alternate between keys until you have the depth of the extrusion your after.
2. Turn off the visibilty of all the layers except the duplicated text layers and then merge those duplicated text layers. (merge visible)
3 move the orginal text layer to the top of the layer stack just above the merged text layers.
4. Add a drop shadow to the top text layer to get the 3d effect.
(depending on the color of the text you might have to use different settings for the drop shadow than shown below)
By "Photoshop 8" do you mean "Photoshop CS"?
That's the way i read it (unless the poster means photoshop elements 8), but's it's been so long since i installed cs, i can't remember whether the 3d transform plugin was installed by default or was in the goodies folder on the cd.
I guess i'll look on the cd when i find it.
Nope, not installed by default in Photoshop 8 (CS); I just checked. In the Mac version, it's inside the Goodies folder:
Goodies/ Optional Plug-ins/ Filters/ 3D Transform
Hi to one and all and thank you for your responses. Yes, I do mean Photoshop elements 8. In older versions the 3D tool was under filter/render/3d. I had a lot of fun using it. I thought maybe they had moved its location or taken it out. I would be happy to add it as a plug in if it is available.
Unfortunately pse 8 doesn't come with 3d transform.
Do you have an older version of elements still installed that has that plugin?
If you do it's not hard to copy the plugin (3d transform) to elements 8.
If you do and let us know your operating system we could give you directions on how to copy the plugin.