Create Fresh Fruit 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the process of creating fresh fruit 3D text effect in Photoshop. You will learn a few trick to render a nice and unique 3D text effect and apply various fruits around it. We will use a number filter to add some extra effect for our text.

This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be tricky, but why not have a try!

Note: The Photoshop tutorial is done in CS6 – therefore some screenshot may have slighting different layout as in the earlier version. Some brushes are exclusive to Photoshop CS6.

Here is a preview of the final effect I have for this tutorial: (click to enlarge)


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OK Let’s get started!

To complete this tutorial, you will need the following stocks:


Fruit Stock

Step 1

Create a new document sized 1400px * 800px with the standard white a light blue background:

1 fill

Create a new layer and use a soft white brush to paint a dot in the centre of the canvas:

1 fill white

Set this new layer’s blending mode to “Soft Light”:

1 soft light

And you will have the following effect:

1 paint

Step 2

We will add the 3D text onto our canvas in this step. Firstly, use the type tool to type some texts on our canvas with a light pink colour:

2 type

Then, if you have Photoshop CS6, you can go to 3D > New 3D Extrusion from selected layer (make sure the text layer is selected) and apply the following effect:

Note: You can download this 3D text render here if you don’t have CS6, or simply want to skip this step. I have the render in a different text colour but you can simply change it via the Hue tool.


2 mesh


2 deform


2 cap


2 coor


2 material

Infinite Light

2 infinite light

Render the 3D text and convert it into a smart object, you will have the following effect:

2 effect

Rotate the text to the following angle with the free transform tool:

2 rotate

Add the following 2 adjustment layers as clipping mask to this text layer:


2 lvs


2 curves

and you will have the following effect:

2 effect 2

Step 3

We will add some fruits into the image. Load the fruit stock photos into Photoshop and select it as shown below:

3 sel

Copy and paste the selection onto our document, resize it as shown below:

3 paste

Repeat the process above and add more variety into the mix:

3 paste 2

Merge all these layers and duplicate it several times, attach each duplicated layer around the text.

On the top-most layer, apply the Wave filter from Filter > Distort > Wave, using the following settings:

3 wave

And you will have the following effect:

3 after wave

Duplicate this wave layer a few times as welll and attache them around the text as shown below:

3 dup

Step 4

We’re almost done! We can add some liquify filter effect on the fruits layer to add some flowing effect:

4 liquify

4 dup liq

We can also add some cloud and water splash effect with cloud brush and water brush (you can find plenty of these on the net):

4 cloud

and here is my final effect: (click to enlarge)


That’s it for this tutorial! Hope you enjoy going through it and find it useful. Drop me a comment below if you have any question.

Till next time, have a great day!

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  • Guest

    it helped. thanks)

  • abzdesigner

    amazing work. unfortunately i don’t have a good graphic card to follow along with this tutorial in the 3D section :(. by the way your design is great. :)

  • @abzdesigner you don’t have because you need to have Photoshop Extended version. (it has extra’s 3D feauter) Have a nice day

  • tesfayeabate

    u are so amizing 10q

  • denis

    Hello I have photoshop version creative Claudia. I do everything as it is written, but going in 3D> New 3D Extrusion from the selected layer opens a window “Properties Oh, there is no such icon in the ideal letter t, what to do please help how to do this version of CC,?


  • Thank you for the amazing tutorial