Adobe Photoshop CC has new updates avaialable today, along with Illustrator CC and a few others. But one of the coolest things released today is the ability to do 1-click 3D Printing.
Photoshop CC: Just Click ‘Print’
For the past three decades, Adobe has been at the forefront of several publishing revolutions, enabling creatives to easily produce their creations in desktop publishing, web publishing, and digital media and photography. Today, as we announce some exciting new 3D printing capabilities, Photoshop CC revolutionizes 3D printing by radically simplifying the 3D print process for creatives. With this new release, it is no longer difficult to create and print a beautiful, physical object. As part of a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud, the new 3D printing capabilities available in Photoshop CC enable Creative Cloud members to easily and reliably build, refine, preview, prepare and print 3D designs. All you have to do is click “Print.”
Photoshop CC: Solving the 3D Print Dilemma
Just one year ago, Photoshop team members Pete Falco (Lead Scientist) and Zorana Gee (Sr. Product Manager) took a trip to the UK and met with universities, high schools and design agencies that were already doing a lot of experimentation with 3D printing. The number one challenge they all faced was how staggeringly difficult it was to successfully prepare and print an object.
That trip to the UK inspired the team to create a solution that would require simply hitting the ‘Print’ button in Photoshop, automating what used to take days of work. The team wanted to ensure that they also preserved the color and texture of the 3D designs – elements that most manufacturing focused software didn’t account for. The ultimate goal was removing all barriers that had kept creative pros from producing beautiful objects.
“My kids think 3D printing is the coolest,” said Falco. “My son built a crude model in Minecraft and we recently extracted and 3D printed it using Photoshop. He was really excited about it because the physical print brought his character to life. You can imagine it’s the same feeling that artists feel when they see their designs turn into a physical object. There’s something compelling about holding an object you created in your hands.”
You Can Try It Out
Download the new Photoshop CC update today and start experimenting with your own 3D prints.