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  • Software:Photoshop CS6  ·
  • Difficulty:Advanced
Part 2 - The 3D mockup
  1. I start with the ground planes and main forms. In this case that is the throne stairway.
  2. Thinking in terms of a layered cake, I move to block out the secondary forms. These consist of the giant flower vases and pillars. So at this point the whole scene should hold up fairly close to the thumbnail.
  3. Using the rotate and pan tools, position to match the camera angle of your final shot. Optionally you can turn on fog and shadows to help find interesting views. Then I just save the scene out as a .png to be brought into photoshop.