We have an exciting summer season of jewellery CAD short courses planned at the British Academy of Jewellery in London starting 12 June. If you’ve been reading about the CAD training here but have been curious about taking one of the CAD courses I’ve developed, now is your chance.
I guess Adobe just couldn’t help itself— for years they’ve been compelled to try to be all things to all people.
According to the folks over at 3D Printing Industry, Adobe has been adding support to Photoshop CC for 3D printing since the beginning of 2014. Unlikely as it sounds, it looks as if the makers of the dominant 2D design software and photo editing program in the market may just have come up with a way of adding a full workflow into Photoshop capable of handling imported 3D scans and sending them out to low-end 3D printers. With the new version of Photoshop CC, they’ve added support for 3D file formats VRML, U3D, PLY and IGES, so the program is already capable of uploading their files to services such as Shapeways and Sketchfab.
There is a full free tutorial demonstrating Photoshop’s 3D printing workflow on the Adobe website, as well as a list of new features for the latest release of Photoshop CC. I’ve included the first part of the tutorial below:
Introducing my first video tutorial!
This one provides a sampler of the Adobe Illustrator for Technical Jewellery Drawing training we offer here as a one to one CAD masterclass at Holts Academy:
It’s not easy to find good examples of jewellery Photoshop on the web. This may be because so many people use Photoshop on professional photo shoots of any sort, it has become taken for granted. Likewise, you are far more likely to see bad Photoshop work talked about in blogs or in Facebook messages.
Nevertheless, this site for digital painting has decided to celebrate some of their favourite examples of well-presented jewellery images.
Finding CAD tool combinations which mesh together (literally). Image courtesy jewelleryworld.net.au
(Updated 12 Aug 2015)
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Today I’d like to take a moment to talk about the commonly practised but controversial subject of combining software packages together.
A commercial illustrator named Richard Wilkinson has found a way to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to stunning effect for jewellery illustration and digital painting. Each example makes for a marvellous example of how to create and present jewellery as a 2D digital painting.
Richard Wilkinson’s Rock Stars Jewellery Series