One of the coolest features of later versions of PhotoShop is the ability to import and work with 3-D files. This is a great feature that can really speed up the work process and help you select high quality stock images for your project. The problem I have with this though, is that not everyone has the latest and greatest versions, so importing 3-D objects in PhotoShop isn’t always an option. Another thing to think about is, what if the object you want to work with doesn’t exist.
For that reason alone, its a good idea to learn your way around the tools you have, and get the most out of the version you currently have.
In the previous image, I created these using the pen tool. I traced out an existing Tick or Check Mark as my basis, and then worked to create additional layers underneath of it to give the impression of a 3-D file. To see how this was done, watch the following video:
You can also download the PSD to play with the layers and colors and get a better idea of how it was created. There are endless types of objects you can create this way. Images like this are not just fun to make, but also really good practice at the same time.