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New 3D printing features and enhancements in Photoshop CC

Today we are releasing an update to Photoshop CC that includes new 3D printing features and enhancements designed to make it easier to create beautiful 3D printed designs and give you more printing options. This represents the third set of new and enhanced 3D printing features in Photoshop CC in 6 months since we first announced 3D printing support back in January!

Our goal is to help you take your 3D design ideas to the next level, and bring them into the physical world, and since January, we’ve seen artists like Sophie Kahn and Tobias Klein inspire us with their artwork and creativity, creatives like Paul Liaw amaze us with their ideas, agencies like Jeff Johnson’s Replace disrupt the design process by bringing 3D printed prototypes to initial client meetings, and innovators like Bradley Rothenberg challenge the fashion world.

Sophie Kahn; Tobias Klein; Paul Liaw

Sophie Kahn; Tobias Klein; Paul Liaw

The latest update – Photoshop CC (2014.1)

This latest release of 3D printing features and enhancements expands support for new 3D printers and 3D print services, broadens the range of file formats that can be read and written, and offers updates that add efficiency to your workflow. New features include:

  • Support for the MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation desktop printer and DMM.com (Japan) 3D print service
  • Support for additional 3D file formats including VRML, U3D, PLY, and IGES
  • Streamlined 3D painting experience
  • Ability to easily combine multiple print jobs into a single print bed
  • 3D printing workflow improvements

You can learn more about the new features on adobe.com and in the Photoshop online Help documentation.

Among this latest set of helpful new features and enhancements, we’re especially excited about the new 3D painting experience. Now, painting your 3D objects in Photoshop CC is easier than ever. Make sure to check it out and let us know what you think.

Above image: The new 3D printing painting experience in Photoshop CC

Above image: The new 3D printing painting experience in Photoshop CC

If you’re new to 3D printing or haven’t tried it out yet, it’s easy to get started. Check out this free hands-on tutorial. Don’t have Photoshop CC? No worries, you can download the free trial here and take it for a spin.

"The 3D printing features in Adobe Photoshop CC unifies what used to take us roughly 15 steps in several different programs into one easy-to-use program—condensing our workflow significantly,” said Bradley Rothenberg, co-founder, Bradley Rothenberg, a studio focused on 3D printed textiles, jewelry, and accessories. “Our experience with using Photoshop in 2D is something we can easily leverage now with 3D models, which is incredibly helpful, and these latest features and enhancements will make it even better. I can’t wait to see what Adobe does next." - Photo by ThreeASFOUR

“The 3D printing features in Adobe Photoshop CC unifies what used to take us roughly 15 steps in several different programs into one easy-to-use program—condensing our workflow significantly,” said Bradley Rothenberg, co-founder, Bradley Rothenberg, a studio focused on 3D printed textiles, jewelry, and accessories. “Our experience with using Photoshop in 2D is something we can easily leverage now with 3D models, which is incredibly helpful, and these latest features and enhancements will make it even better. I can’t wait to see what Adobe does next.” – Photo by ThreeASFOUR

Getting the update:

  • Look for the update in the Creative Cloud application and click “Update”. If it doesn’t appear, you may need to quit and re-launch the Creative Cloud application.
  • If you don’t have the Creative Cloud application running, start Photoshop and choose Help > Updates.
  • The Adobe Application Manager will launch. Select Adobe Photoshop CC (2014) and choose Update.

Confirming the update worked:

  • In Photoshop, choose Help > About Photoshop (Win), or Photoshop > About Photoshop (Mac)
  • The version at the top should say 2014.1.0 Release

Helpful links:

We’d love your feedback!

Make sure to let us know what you think of the 3D printing features and of course, if you run into any issues. We’re listening and experts are here to help!

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I love it. :)

It’s will be get great revolution in comming days where we will easily enhances all the pictures in 3D features.

Lovely Post Good Efforts Keep it Up

Genial !!!

Nice to see improvements to 3d, especially the normal map filter looks very useful! Keep up the great work!

It’s just too bad I can’t use any of the 3D features on my main computer any more (MacBook 2008 with RAM and SSD upgrades) since the graphics card is apparently not supported, most likely because of the VRAM. It’s a bit unfortunate since I can’t even edit older files that have 3D. Photoshop’s 3D used to work fine, and, let’s face it, if even software like Maya and Modo runs without any issues whatsoever, I’d probably be able to use a lot of Photoshop’s 3D features if I keep texture resolution low (and 3d printing doesn’t even require textures).

So a “run 3d on unsupported cards at your own risk” checkbox in the preferences would be sincerely appreciated.

    Actually Maya and Maya LT will run on pretty sub-par computers. 3D files are generally smallish and since 3d has been around forever now, its not a big deal to handle even on older video cards. Large scenes may push your computer, but its rendering that is truly processor intensive. Still though, it will only be faster with a more powerful chip, not more possible per sey. Photoshop on the other hand deals in VERY LARGE files. Each layer adds another “picture” on top so a 4k texture get very heavy very fast with a lot of layers. Also Adobe is kind of known for obsoleting old macs. I left the apple platform for pretty much that reason. Havent regretted it since. PC all the way now. 6yr old computer and still runs like a top with all my software. Maya, Max, Mudbox, Lightwave, All Adobe Products, + many more all run fine and fast (and at the same time).

    Twitter : @paulkind3d

Still seeing the intermittent bug that’s been present since CS6: When double-clicking on a text layer to select the text (or sometimes on the text itself) and then selecting parameter in the toolbar or character palette (e.g. font name, point size), the selected parameter text highlights as gray rather than the expected blue. Then when I type to replace what’s in the text field my typed text appears in my layout rather than in the text field. Extremely annoying! I find myself having to work around this bug ALL. THE. TIME. Please fix!!!!

    Hiya Mike Jackson,

    It sounds like you’re describing a bug with text where the pointer gets messed up. This bug was solved some time ago, but you should be aware that once the issue appears in a given file, then that file is forever prone to repeat the issue.

    If you’re getting this with newly-created files from a relatively new version of CC, then I’d like to hear more in order to get to the bottom of the issue. You can send me messages directly at david . mohr @ adobe . com

    Thanks,
    David

I see that File/Browse in Bridge has now been fixed. Thank you.

    Yes, the Bridge tools/browse in Bridge and Edit in Photoshop from Lightroom issues have been fixed by this update.

Has the Select Focus area tool been fixed in this update?

Where is the list of bugs fixed in 2014.1?
Mirroring Tom Kilroy’s question, Has the Select Focus area tool been fixed in this update?

Generator handling of wildcard in scaling (ie. 100x?) has been fixed, as promised. Nice :)

Great to see the new 3D updates, cannot wait to begin.

As for your post, why do you link the images if they’re still going to be the same size? I expect to click on one of the images and it be a larger image, not the same size… Argh! Why do that?

Wondering if the font preview menu bug has been fixed. The CC app says to visit this URL for a list of bug fixes, but there is no list :-(

    Agreed. Where IS the list of bug fixes. 2014 was corrupting Lightroom’s catalogues when saving files that were sent to it from Lightroom (5.5). I’d appreciate verification that this bug has been fixed before I start using it again.

There are several view pages,which are embedded with multiple images in 3D painting structure.Adobe creative cloud application invokes the view page with API,that can be configured in remote devices.

Since the update I have not been able to use the 3D features, it’s all grayed out. I have adjusted my Performance Preferences to use 5037 MB Ram (which is within the “ideal range” suggested to me by Photoshop) and adjusted the VRAM for 3D down to 514 MB (I have an available 1008) but still nothing… am I missing something here in my settings?

    what version of Photoshop? What OS/version are you on?

Looks great! :)

When will Focus Stacking be fixed? Why isn’t this bug being publicized?

It’s will be get great revolution in comming days where we will easily enhances all the pictures in 3D features.

It looks amazing :D ! Can’t wait to use the 3D features

this is really amazing future’s in printing

Auto Blend Layers for focus stacking does not work in this release. Is there any plan or timetable to fix this bug?

    Yes. It will be fixed in an update in the very near future.

I love it.

Why can’t it update perpetual licenses?
https://forums.adobe.com/message/6769792#6769792

    Photoshop CC is a membership/subscription product. I didn’t see a Creative Cloud individual license under your Adobe ID. Would it be under a different Adobe ID? Are you an Enterprise License customer?

How can one re-install Photoshop 2014.1? Unfortunately the new 2014.2 update just crashes Photoshop on load. The Creative Cloud manager only offers CS6 or 2014.2 versions. Is there somewhere to manually download the file and re-install? Or force the CC manager to ignore version 2014.2.

    Are you on Mac or Windows? It would be good to understand the root cause of your issue. I’ve seen folks on Windows see crashes on startup due to their Anti-Virus. Try disabling it. If that fixes, check for an update for your anti-virus.

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