New Features to Photoshop CC – Jan 2014

Photoshop CC has just been updated through your Creative Cloud updater to include the following:

  • Perspective Warp makes it easy to manipulate multiple perspectives in your image while keeping the rest of the image intact.
  • Linked Smart Objects allow you to use the same object in multiple documents, change it once, and have that change flow through to each and every Photoshop document, saving tons of time and improving team collaboration.
  • Bring your 3D designs into the real world now that you can easily refine, preview and then print them to a 3D printer-all directly from within Photoshop CC.


Update: I have created some tutorials for Perspective Warp (shown above with my house) and Linked Smart Objects.

And though I don’t do much 3D myself, the idea of incorporating 3D printing capabilities into Photoshop is a natural one and one thats needed in the marketplace. Right now 3D printing is mostly a commercial application without much applicationĀ yet for the average consumer. But as 3D printing grows in popularity, files need to be created that can be printed. Few products are available, and many don’t do what Photoshop can do.

So just as Photoshop bridges the gap for photographers from the 2D capture of a photograph, to tweaking and enhancing it in Photoshop, to the final output with your printer or lab, Photoshop can now do that for 3D artists: take a 3D capture or 3D file from the internet, open it, fix it, enhance it, and then output it to a physical 3D model using a 3D printer.

There are a lot of uses for this like creating product prototypes. Photoshop will read a wide variety of file sources, you can scale the objects (which many programs can’t do), you can repair the holes in the mesh (which many captures have) and which need to be repaired before printing, and really takes the technical aspects out of 3D printing so that you can delve into 3D printing. You can even color and add textures to your 3D objects. If you are a 3D artist, this new update will be great for you.