Zorana Gee, Adobe Photoshop senior product manager and author of 3D in Photoshop: The Ultimate Guide for Creative Professionals, leads the implementation of 3D features. With the recent release of Photoshop CC, the 3D features include the exciting introduction of the breakthrough 3D print button.
This innovative new 3D print feature automates the optimization of the artwork, allowing users to preview and adjust before easily printing. In addition to detailed print options, the 3D print feature also offers printing through Shapeways, an online 3D printing marketplace. Now, users can create and manipulate 3D artwork using Photoshop's technology, and then can print the artwork as an actual object.
Here, Gee discusses 3D printing as well as the essential new design focused features Perspective Warp and Intelligent Upsampling:
L.C. The features to create, color, and texture 3D models are exceptional. What were your experiences developing and implementing the revolutionary new 3D printing capabilities into Photoshop?
Z.G. First, I’d like to thank our developers for their amazing development work and implementation. For me personally, the experience has been phenomenal. In the beginning, we had 3D capabilities for creating simple extrusions and geometries, but now there’s support for 3D printing, which we introduced earlier this year and are extremely excited about.
We solved a fundamental problem in the 3D printing workflow, where models are automatically prepped and fixed for 3D printing directly in Photoshop. All the complexity happens in the background so it makes it easier for people to create beautiful and compelling 3D printed content.
L.C. How are Photoshop's powerful image manipulating tools, including Perspective Warp and Intelligent Upsampling, helping designers work effectively with images?
Z.G. Working with images is a common task that designers must deal with every day, whether it’s because they are using an image from their phones for production quality work, or a client supplied them with a low resolution image. Upsampling helps designers easily enlarge images all the way up to billboard size!
Perspective warp is an amazing feature that allows one to change the vantage point or perspective of multiple objects or buildings in an image. It’s great in instances where you need to draw attention to an area by applying a different angle.