Magic 3D Photoshop Action

Today we have a free Photoshop Action for easily creating 3D effects. The action was created by Damian Watracz for the readers of the Vandelay Design blog. With the help of the action you can easily give 3D effects to layers, vector shapes, and text.

Damian has also created a video to demonstrate how to use the action.

Download the action and associated files (1.3 MB zip file).

Magic 3D Photoshop Action

Published August 24th, 2011 by

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  • zohaib, August 24, 2011

    thats cool.. really action packed…

  • Webdesignexpertz, August 24, 2011

    Woww !!
    Was waiting for such tutorials since long !!

    Thanks a tonn…will definitely give it a try :)

  • suraj, August 24, 2011

    really awesome

  • Greg, August 24, 2011

    WOW just tried the demo out… it works great!

    pretty amazing

  • Mark Armstrong, August 24, 2011

    This looks fantastic! Have downloaded, and will give it a try.

    My sincere thanks to Damian and Vandelay Design!

  • Miles Baltrusaitis, August 24, 2011

    I also grabbed this one. Thanks for creating it and sharing it here. Will recommend it.

  • marian, August 24, 2011

    This is a neat package, thanks for sharing … and thanks to Damian for putting it together.

  • Website Builder, August 25, 2011

    Great post. Bookmarking this page for my design team. Thanks!

  • shiraz, August 25, 2011

    you are just awesome!

  • Christian, August 25, 2011

    Thanks for this action :)

  • Vandelay Website Design, August 25, 2011

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I’m glad that Damian’s Action will be useful for a lot of our readers. There may be more freebies on the way.

  • Roberto, August 25, 2011

    A good action. Tthanks :)

  • Justin Carroll, August 25, 2011

    I gotta say this is pretty neat. I’d like to see more designers cutting nifty 3D actions in the future.

  • John, August 26, 2011

    Which photoshop version I need to run these actions?

    • Vandelay Website Design, August 26, 2011

      John,
      I know it works in CS4 and CS5. I can’t say for previous versions. If that is what you’re using you’ll just have to try it and see if it works.

  • Nigel, August 26, 2011

    Great, very handy to have as a quick effective Action.
    Thanks.

  • SampeiMihira, August 27, 2011

    Many thanks for this awesome action pack.
    Are there any license terms about using this ?
    Thanks for clarification

    • Vandelay Website Design, August 29, 2011

      SampieMihira,
      It can be used for personal or commercial projects, no attribution required.

  • Tiffy Tifacola, August 28, 2011

    DOOD! That’s awesome! I’m going to 3D text more often now!

  • cristian, August 28, 2011

    superb, thx

  • Claire Mulholland, August 29, 2011

    Very very cool Photoshop action. Great for creating simple little icons etc. Thanks :)

  • Riz, August 29, 2011

    Awesome Action, i also Use that Action

  • web design hull, August 29, 2011

    Great action!… can’t wait to use it on something, thanks for sharing

  • Norvik, August 29, 2011

    Great Action! Thanks a lot!

  • AlejoBergmann, August 30, 2011

    Awesome, thanks!!!!!!!

  • master, August 30, 2011

    that was awesome :D

  • Thankyou, August 30, 2011

    Talent :) Thanks!

  • stltennisguy, August 30, 2011

    That rocks!! Nice job.

  • timeclubvid, August 31, 2011

    so..so..funtasticccckkk…. :))

  • Olka, August 31, 2011

    Great one! Very handy.

  • Jydemaestro, September 1, 2011

    Great resources, very handy and useful. I really appreciate this man, God bless. Thanks Vandelay

  • Shawn, September 3, 2011

    i am try this action rightaway its really awesome after glow layered or somewhere i found some error hope its my mistake i’ll check it later thanks Damian and you Vandelay

  • Michael, September 5, 2011

    Hi! I really want this, but it seems the link’s broken. Would u mind fixing it please :(

  • rakhmat suwandi, September 5, 2011

    wow..that’s great man.. :D
    Mantab !!!! (indonesian language..it mean good job)

  • JB Web Design, September 6, 2011

    Just watched the video tutorial and it’s seriously cool. I’ve downloaded and cant wait to use. Thanks

  • Michael, September 6, 2011

    Oh okey, I’m sorry, it might be my computer. I really wanted it. Thanks a lot :) Nice web.

    • Vandelay Website Design, September 7, 2011

      Michael,
      You should be able to download it with no problem. Please let me know what happens when you try to download or what message you receive.

  • Vince, September 6, 2011

    Hi, did you ever test this with PS CS3? For some reason the action will not run correctly…

    • Vandelay Website Design, September 7, 2011

      Hi Vince,
      No, I have not tested it in CS3 but actions sometimes don’t work in older versions.

  • Mukund Jha, September 7, 2011

    Wowww!!!!!

    Great Action great. Such a useful action for designers

  • Adhir S. Pandit, September 8, 2011

    Thank you for such a wonderful resource, its really time saver and output is crystal clear!

  • Gary Knight, September 10, 2011

    This action set is awesome. Saves a load of time and the results are incredible. Keep the resources coming.

  • Tefft, Sarah, September 15, 2011

    COOL! its one of a kind. Thanks Again for this resource. It helps me a lot by enhancing my talent.

  • Evan G., September 15, 2011

    Very nice. Saves a lot of work!

  • Christian, September 17, 2011

    This is too awesome! Thanks a lot for this powerful action! Keep up the good work!

  • GAYLE, September 20, 2011

    This is so awesome! Thank you so much, most things that are provided for free seem great but are worthless, this however is priceless… very cool thank you!!

  • gHants | Diseño gráfico - Web, September 20, 2011

    Great resource for 3D text, you’ll sure soon!

  • Sara Smets, September 21, 2011

    Thanks for sharing, really cool!

  • Raj Mehta, September 22, 2011

    Nice psd 3d action file

    :)

  • Tony, November 5, 2011

    Brilliant action code, thanks for this. I’m having some issues as the 3D thickness of the resulting text looks rather huge. Am I doing something wrong, however when I load the demonstration psd the end result for 3D thickness is perfect. Can someone help?

  • Chris, November 17, 2011

    Nice Photoshop action! Thanks for sharing!

  • Vinilo, November 29, 2011

    Very good job, very practical, thanks for sharing.

  • Angelo Rosa, January 5, 2012

    Dude, isn’t work in CS 5.5 :(

  • Ron Surma, January 14, 2012

    Wow….that’s true magic….good job !!

  • Surplus, February 17, 2012

    It works like a charm. But now my question is, what happens if you want to create it from a different angle. Let’s say instead of viewing from the top, maybe I want to view it from the side. Currently, I’m having trouble with that.

    • Vandelay Website Design, February 20, 2012

      Surplus,
      I didn’t create the add on so I can’t say for sure, but from my use, I don’t think it was intended for that purpose. You could contact Damian through the link in this post and maybe he’ll have a better answer for you.

  • Susananana, March 24, 2012

    I’m having a blast playing with this! Thank you for this wonderful freebie!

  • LarryLar, April 19, 2012

    Wicked, thanks for the action

  • LuciferX, May 2, 2012

    Awesome, thank for this ;-)

  • Prince, May 25, 2012

    Nice but please tell me how to use this action.

    • Steven Snell, May 25, 2012

      Prince,
      You use it the same way you would use any Photoshop action. If you’re not familiar with installing actions, see this article.

  • deepak, June 3, 2012

    wow, the best way to add 3d and bewel effect with shine.. superb work

  • Sri Ganesh.M, August 10, 2012

    The action plugin is very useful ! thank you !

  • Lokesh Yadav, October 5, 2012

    Really mind-blowing effect actions…

  • frank katzer, December 28, 2012

    wow. the results are fantastic!

  • binaryJC, January 30, 2013

    Amazing Action!Thank you for it.

  • iannnnn, June 6, 2013

    Awesome!

    (Correct video link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMsyzhImvHs .)

  • 7Theme, June 9, 2013

    This is really great Stuff! Thanks for sharing!

  • Alexandra, June 12, 2013

    This is really impressive, many thanks!

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  • Vicen, July 29, 2013

    Muchiiiisimas gracias!!

  • supraveghere video, December 4, 2013

    Thank you for this superb action.