Step 15Create a new group within group “1″, name it “3d shading” and place it above layer “3d 1″ and below “base 1″. Now Cmd/Ctrl + Click on the layer thumbnail of “3d 1″ and click the Add Layer Mask button to apply the selection to the new group as a mask.
Step 16Now we’re going to repeat this process for group “2″. Within group “2″, create a new group above “3d 2″ and below “base 2″, name it “3d shading 2″, then Cmd/Ctrl + Click on the thumbnail of “3d 2″ and apply that selection as a mask to “3d shading 2″. Then create a new layer called “shading 1″ within this group and with a medium sized, soft black brush paint in some shadow. Lastly, change the Blend Mode to Overlay.
Step 17Now we’ll do the same for group “3″. Create a new group called “3d shading 3″ and place it in group “3″ between layers “base 3″ and “3d 3″. Cmd/Ctrl + Click on layer “3d 3″ and apply the selection as a mask to “3d shading 3″. Create a new layer called “shading 1″ within this new folder and set the Blend Mode to Overlay. With a large black brush paint some shadow along the bottom edge.
Step 18Now go back to group "1" and duplicate "base 1" by dragging it to the New Layer button at the bottom of the layers palette.
The with the layer mask in place, nudge the layer 1px up and 2px left using your arrow keys. This is to position the highlight right over the corner of our lettering – where the light would be reflecting from. You should now have something like this.
Step 19Repeat this last step for groups "2" and "3" – duplicating the "base" layers, applying the Inner Shadow, then creating a layer from the style then masking it necessary.
Step 20Now create a new layer called “overlay 2″ and draw another gradient in the top right corner with the color #fee409. Again switch the Blend Mode to Color.
Step 21Now we want to load a selection that includes all our "base" layers. We do this by Cmd/Ctrl + clicking on "base 1", Cmd/Ctrl + Shift-clicking on "base 2" and Cmd/Ctrl + shift-clicking on "base 3".
Step 22Now we’re going to add color to the "3d" layers. Create a new layer within the group "1", name the new layer "color 1" and place it directly above the group "3d shading 1". Select the Gradient Tool and create a three-color gradient using colors #a53c3d, #c52366 and #b22d9d. On the new layer, draw a linear gradient across the length of our image and change "color 1"s Blend Mode to Color.
Step 23Now we want to mask this new gradient layer in the shape of our "3d" layers, minus the shape of some of our "base" layers. This might seem a complex series of clicks but its necessary to get the right selection, so it’s important that you follow these clicks correctly, and remember, you need to click the layer thumbnail, not the full layer.
First, Cmd/Ctrl + click on "3d 3", then Cmd/Ctrl + alt-click on "base 2", Cmd/Ctrl + Shift-click on "3d 2", then Cmd/Ctrl + Shift-click on "3d 1", finally Cmd/Ctrl + Alt-click on "base 1". When you’ve got the selection, apply it as a layer mask to "color 1".
Step 24Next, create a new layer inside of, and at the top of group "2" and name it "shadow". Cmd/Ctrl + click the thumbnail of "base 2" and Cmd/Ctrl + shift-click the thumbnail of "3d 2" and apply that selection as a mask to "shadow" layer. On that layer, with a medium, soft, brush set to 30% Opacity black, paint in a small shadow where the top of our swirl disappears behind the text. This will create the illusion of distance between those two elements.
Step 25OK we’ve just about finished now, just a small shadow and reflection left to add. If you collapse all your folders now, you should be left with five main groups. Select all of them apart from "background" and drag them to the New Layer button to duplicate them. With all the duplicate folders selected hit Cmd/Ctrl + E to merge them into one layer, name this layer "reflection". Free Transform this layer (Cmd/Ctrl + T) then right click > Flip Vertical. Move this layer down the page and add a layer mask.
Step 26Finally, create a new layer, just above our “background” group and name it “shadow”. With black as your foreground color, select the Gradient Tool (G) choose a radial gradient and draw a large foreground to transparent gradient in the middle of our image.
ConclusionTurn the layer Opacity down to 30% and thats it!
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