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3D printer support introduced to Adobe Photoshop

Adobe have announced a brand new update to Photoshop, which includes support for those with a 3D printer – making it easier to create 3D objects.

With the new Adobe 3D printing software, users can build their own 3D models or simply refine and preview existing models before sending them to a 3D printer.

The support is capable of automatically repairing design meshes to ensure that they will print correctly and add support structures to keep the 3D object stable throughout the printing process, which can removed when finished.

Adobe spokesman, Winston Hendrickson, said: “The new 3D print capabilities in Photoshop CC take the guess work out of printing 3D models for everyone.

“Before today there was a gap between the content produced by 3D modelling tools and what 3D printers need in order to deliver high quality results. Now, by simply clicking ‘Print’ in Photoshop CC, creatives can bring 3D designs to the physical world.”

Users have the option of printing locally, using a commercial 3D printer, such as the MakerBot Replicator, or – should they not have their own 3D printer – send their finished files to a range of online printing services, like Shapeway for later delivery.

Shapeways co-founder, Peter Weijmarshausen, said: “We’re focused on making 3D printing accessible and affordable for people all over the world. By teaming up with Adobe we’re making it easy for designers and creatives to turn ideas into reality.”

The update also brings 20 other new features to Photoshop, including a perspective warp effect and a smart objects linking tool to make working on several files at once easier.

Check out the video below for an overview on the new Adobe Photoshop software:

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