In this tutorial we’ll create this awesome chrome 3D text using Image Based Lights in Photoshop CS6 Extended.
Image Based Lights, or IBLs as they are known, are lights created out of images, and applied to 3D objects in Photoshop. This creates a realistic environment for the 3D object that you are working with.
3D in Photoshop is extremely powerful and I’m sure you’ll be surprised on how easy it is to achieve great results.
This technique is not new to Photoshop, in fact Photoshop CS5 allowed you to create image based lights. However Photoshop CS6 is so much better at it, and the new user interface is much easier to use and understand.