3D Strokes with Shape Layers
You’ve probably seen this one already, but it’s too good not to share again.
Tony Babel shows a technique to use Layer Styles on a 3D Shape Layer, to create a convincing 3D Stroke animation.
It goes like this:
- Animate a shape layer and add a thing stroke.
- Make your layer 3D and rotate it in 3D space
- Right click on the layer → Layer Styles → Stroke
- Adjust the settings to your liking!
Here's another example Tony shared showing a simple view of the effect.
Don’t sleep on Layer Styles. You can get some really powerful stylistic effects with a small amount of effort.
And because the layer styles are applied very last in the render order, you can do some creative things like this 3D effect!
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