Just had to pass this Illustrator tutorial along. You have to know how to read though to follow along with it, (queue sarcastic “tsssk” sound) . The end read though should help you create a great 3D text effect and it uses one of my favorite features, the Extrude filter in Illustrator. Which by the way, would be amazing to see in Flash one day. Maybe if a snack machine breaks down on the Illustrator Department’s floor of the Adobe building, the programmer of this filter will wander down to the Flash Dept. and tell those guys how its done (while mumble-crunching through a bag of Cheeto’s).
Also for reference, the opening Superman credits are below. Hard to believe these were created when I was 1 year old….
Oh and what else does YouTube have to offer?? How ’bout the 2007 opening credits to Superman Returns! Hard to believe these were created when I was almost 30 (I’m kidding, these were seriously the best part of the movie)….