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:
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.
Last Updated 14 June 2016
In this article, I will answer some common questions on how product design CAD compares with other types of 3D modelling such as CGI, digital effects, and game design. In particular, I’ll cover the following questions:
- How does product design CAD (like Rhino) differ from CGI and digital effects 3D modelling tools (like Cinema4D) or real-time video game modelling tools (like Maya)?
- Why should CAD and 3D modelling people learn to draw and sculpt?
- I designed a ring with Google SketchUp. Why can’t I 3D print it the same way rings can be printed from Rhino?
- Is it really possible to move from a CAD class at a jewellery school into computer graphics for video games, or perhaps go from computer graphics to jewellery design? Continue reading
Finding CAD tool combinations which mesh together (literally). Image courtesy jewelleryworld.net.au
(Updated 12 Aug 2015)
(This continues my series of Frequently Asked Questions. See the rest of the FAQ pages.)
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