How to Make a Textured 3D Spray Can

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How to Make a Textured 3D Spray Can

Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS4+
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 4 Hours

In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to combine Illustrator and Photoshop to create a 3D, textured spray can. This tutorial requires some basic understanding of Illustrator and Photoshop as well as the pen tool. Let’s get started!

Final Result
How to Make a Textured 3D Spray Can

Step 1

Open Adobe Illustrator. Create a new document. The first step is to create all the materials and elements that will appear on the can. Most of them are basic shapes and text. I created the spatter and the shield for this tutorial. You can use them or you can find free similar vector elements over the Internet.

Note that I included measurements for you to have an idea of the size and proportion, but you don’t have to be exact. You can always resize things later if you need to.

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  1. richard swails

    Im trying to follow your tutorial but when I place the image of your pen tool spray can drawing and use the pen tool myself to the exact dots, when I go to 3d revolve, the invisible geometry doesn’t show a 3d image of a can so pretty much from step 4/5 on it doesn’t come out right. Any help would be great. Thx.

  2. Eric

    I am having a similar issue. The revolve effect seems like it does nothing after I hit okay. I am also getting the error “Artwork produced no surfaces for artwork mapping.” I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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