Creating Blocks with the Adobe Photoshop Extrude Filter

by Allisa Carter on November 6, 2012

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As you know, Adobe Photoshop is awe­some for “fix­ing” your pic­tures — get­ting rid of blem­ishes, remov­ing that tree you didn’t notice when you snapped the shut­ter but now looks like it’s grow­ing out of your daughter’s head, etc. That’s all well and good, but my very favorite thing to do with Photoshop is to get cre­ative. I love this quote from Tim Grey: “If you can imag­ine some­thing, you can prob­a­bly cre­ate it in Photoshop.” It’s so true! And espe­cially true after Tim shares a bunch of pow­er­ful tech­niques with you in his new course Photoshop Cre­ative Effects and Fil­ters . You’ll learn how to cre­ate black-​​and-​​white inter­pre­ta­tions; add mono­chro­matic tints, vignettes, and film grain; har­ness dra­matic effects like Tilt-​​Shift Blur and the new Oil Paint fil­ter; and much more.

You’ll also learn about some wild and crazy effects you can apply when you are feel­ing adven­tur­ous. In this free les­son Tim demon­strates how to use the Extrude fil­ter, which cre­ates 3D geo­met­ric shapes from a photo. You’ll see how to adjust the fil­ter set­tings to cre­ate many dif­fer­ent ver­sions of the image, from adding a bit of sub­tle depth to cre­at­ing artis­tic blocks and pyra­mids. Have fun!

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