This was made during my personal time for a theme on my computer. Dedicated to my Daughter Roselynn Elizabeth Brooks.
Started with a simple 3-D rendering of letters made in Illustrator. I colored each face according to how I was going to shade each piece of the type. It really helps break things down when you are adding the lighting. Be sure you know where your light is coming from before you start to add shadows and highlights.
This was after I chose my lighting. I placed the letters into photoshop.
I chose a solid color and created different densities according to my lighting configuration.
Added shadows to make the text look like it was sitting in a studio.
This is where I created the Shadows, Lo-lights, and Highlights.