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3D Print Small Objects with Photoshop

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Overview

Learn how to reproduce missing keys, buttons, and common household hardware for 3D printing with Photoshop.

Missing a knob, button, or drawer pull, or a piece from your favorite game? Learn how to reproduce missing pieces for 3D printing with Photoshop. Steve Caplin walks through two sample projects covering the major steps: producing the outline of the piece with a photograph or existing copy, extruding it in 3D space, and preparing it for print. Using an at-home 3D printer or a 3D printing service like Shapeways, you can reproduce a variety of buttons, game pieces, knobs, keys, and other small parts.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
1. Printing a Replacement Chess Piece
  • Drawing the outline
  • Extruding the outline to a 3D object
  • Preparing for 3D printing: The chess piece and the final result
2. Printing a Replacement Key Button
  • Tracing the outline of the key button
  • Extruding the outline to a 3D object
  • Adding a base
  • Preparing for 3D printing: The key button and the final result
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Steve Caplin

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