Create a 3D gamepad icon with Photoshop and Illustrator

Have you ever wanted to use that 3D tool in Photoshop to generate pro-quality images, and not just for experimenting? Do you know that 100% vector 3D images are easy to create and render right inside your everyday image editor? In this tutorial we’re going to the edge. We’ll minimise the routine part - the whole process requires only five simple hand-drawn shapes, and all the routine stuff is automated. Perfect shading, textures, lights and perspective - all done by Photoshop and Illustrator. We’ll minimise the time - this icon can be rendered in just about an hour. And we’ll maximise the quality - you just can’t go wrong with perspective or shading here!

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