Using the Alpha Channel

The Alpha Channel can be extremely helpful when you are trying apply logos, text, or any other image to a 3D object. I’ll show you how to use this technique and avoid the frustration that you can run into when using alpha channels. I will also give you a few ways to work with an image in the alpha channel. One in which we use the same color logo to generate an alpha image, and another where we create an alpha image in photoshop. Make sure that when you are working with alpha channels that you work in 100% black and 0% white. Here is a simple example of what we are trying to achieve:

As always, be sure to include a link to your work in the comments so we can see how you used this helpful tip.