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Photoshop: 3D Printing

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Learn how to prepare and print your 3D models with Photoshop.

Now you can use Photoshop CC to make 3D printing easier than ever.
Photoshop's new tools take a lot of the heavy work out of 3D printing preparation, helping automate the process of hollowing models and exporting for full-color printing.

In this course, Ryan Kittleson shows you how to import 3D models or
create your own right inside Photoshop. You can use texture maps,
opacity maps, and bump maps to define the details and then export the
models in print-ready formats. The finished models can then be
printed at home or through a service like Shapeways.

This course was created by Ryan Kittleson. We're honored to host this
training in our library.


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
  • What you should know before watching
  • Setting up Photoshop for 3D printing
1. Working with 3D Models
  • Importing 3D files
  • Navigating the 3D workspace
  • Creating 3D objects within Photoshop
  • Working with multiple objects
  • Applying textures for color printing
  • Fixing texture map problems
  • Making models hollow with opacity maps
  • Printing fine detail with bump maps
  • Working with normal maps
2. Getting the 3D Model Printed
  • Understanding the 3D print settings
  • Creating the 3D printable model
  • Uploading the model to Shapeways
  • Where to go from here

Taught by

Ryan Kittleson

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