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New Design Course: How to Use the PixelSquid Plugin for Photoshop

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What You'll Be Creating

Want to create 3D designs quickly and easily? In our new course, How to Use the PixelSquid Plugin for Photoshop, you'll learn how to create beautiful designs using 3D elements, without having to understand a 3D program or the 3D features in Photoshop. 

What You’ll Learn

The PixelSquid plugin allows for the selection from a huge library of 3D objects that can be rotated within the Photoshop interface, but then inserted into your file as 2D elements without the hassle of render times.

The graphics are smartly incorporated as fully layered elements that allow for easy compositing by including separate layers for color, shadow, shine, reflection, etc. There are even special layers built in to make selections easy. This plugin is a digital compositor’s dream!

Digital 3D composition of a car in a forest

In this course, Envato Tuts+ instructor Kirk Nelson will take you through the full process of designing and compositing in PixelSquid, using plenty of practical examples that you can follow along with.

Here are some free lessons from this course, as a preview of what you can expect:

The Basic Interface

In this video you'll learn how to use the plugin and how to browse the online PixelSquid gallery, add the graphics to your designs, and spin them in virtual 3D space!


Working With Light and Shadow

In this video, you'll learn how to begin the compositing process in PixelSquid, starting with the lighting and shadows.


Crafting a Scene

In this video from later on in the course, you'll begin adding basic elements to a new design, a desktop with computer elements.


Start Learning With a Free Trial

You can take our new course straight away with a free 10-day trial of our monthly subscription. If you decide to continue, it costs just $15 a month, and you’ll get unlimited access to our full library of hundreds of design and illustration courses.

If you want to explore even more things you can do with Adobe Photoshop, you can find thousands of useful Photoshop add-ons on GraphicRiver.

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