Tutorials To Design Bespoke Items Such as 3D Poker Tables in Photoshop
May 16th 2012 | By Steve Grant
Playing poker on sites such as Jackpot City has become a popular pastime for many people. Today, more people play the game at online casinos given the convenience as well as the ease of access. Some are so into the game that they will even choose to have a poker room within their home. And that’s where designers and design software comes in so handy.
One of the essential items in any poker room, of course, is the poker table. While some people will purchase poker tables, others chose to create their own. Prior to building one, a design must be created. This may sound expensive yes, but is this even possible? I mean, designing anything like this; a bespoke poker table, snooker table or pool table table would seem like a daunting if not impossible task. But now, 3D computer software and even the likes of Adobe Photoshop has made such things possible.
We regularly use Adobe Photoshop as one of many design packages within our company; along with the likes of Adobe Illustrator, it allows us to create eye-catching high quality designs for websites and logos. In terms of designing something like a poker table, Photoshop can also be used, it’s so versatile that it is so easy to create a 3D prototype. In theory, Photoshop could be used to create any product design.
While some may be well versed in how to create 3D images within Photoshop (our designers are), others just don’t know how to do this. Fortunately, the internet provides numerous tutorials to help accomplish the task. Some tutorials are simply technical directions. They list out steps in sequential order. They may also include some illustrations to provide a visual for each step.
Another type of tutorial will provide video showing the steps along with a verbal explanation. All of the tutorial types are effective, it simply amount to which method is preferred. When creating a 3D poker table in Photoshop, the program begins by having users create a two dimensional image first. The program provides shapes that can be created and then tweaked. Also, a paint and pencil tool may be used to simply outline the shape of the poker table. The tutorials provides for Photoshop can show how to create these shapes easily. Photoshop then has some tools that can add layers to the basic outline of the poker table to then make it into a three dimensional image. Again, Photoshop tutorials can make this easy to achieve.