Adobe Welcomes 3D Printing to Photoshop CC

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Adobe announced today that Photoshop CC has received new 3D printing capabilities. Available immediately as part of a major Adobe Creative Cloud update, Photoshop CC is looking to position itself as the go-to tool for 3D printing. The new 3D printing ability allows you to design 3D models from scratch, or modify an existing 3D model using familiar Photoshop tools. Automated mesh repair and support structure generation ensure that models will be ready for 3D printing. There is also a 3D preview option so you can look over your design with precise accuracy.

Editor's Note: This post was written by William Min

So you've made your 3D model in Photoshop CC, now what? Well, Adobe will now also be able to print your 3D models from a local 3D printer or through built-in access to popular online 3D print services. Photoshop CC supports the desktop 3D printers, such as the MakerBox Replicator, and also supports the full range of high-quality materials available on Shapeways, the 3D printing community and marketplace. 3D models will be able to be printed in ceramics, metals, and even full-color sandstone. Additionally, Photoshop users will also be able to upload their 3D models directly to the Sketchfab 3D publishing service and embed them in their Behance profile using the Sketchfab's interactive 3D viewer.

The support of Adobe Photoshop CC is huge for the 3D printing community. 3D modeling tools will now become easily accessible to a large number of professionals and consumers who use Photoshop CC. While 3D printers may not be in everyone's home yet, the support from Photoshop CC raises its potential to become a more mainstream product.

As a part of this major update to Photoshop CC, Adobe has also added a powerful new image manipulation tool called Perspective Warp, which helps you correct issues that arise from unwanted perspective distortion.