Niki Jacob - Advertising Art & Design Instructor

Basic 3-D Forms

This project puts a digital spin on a traditional concept. The intention of this project is to familiarize you with computer-based digital drawing techniques.

In addition to the tools used in the food layers project, these Photoshop concepts are introduced in this project:

  • Merging Layers
  • Duplicating Layers
  • Opacity
  • Marquee Tool


  1. You will be creating a still life with at least 3-4 objects.
  2. Using the shape and line tool, create 2D shapes.
  3. Now determine a clear light source and turn your flat objects into 3D forms.

Think outside the box by turning your forms into identifiable objects!