You can be on Entrepreneur’s cover!

Photoshop's Latest Feature: 3-D Printing Capability In the latest update to its ubiquitous Photoshop program, available today, Adobe has added 3-D printing capabilities.

By Geoff Weiss

entrepreneur daily

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Software maker Adobe is adding a new dimension to its business.

In yet another sign that 3-D printers are gaining traction for mainstream use, Adobe announced today that the updated version of its ubiquitous Photoshop program will feature 3-D printing capabilities.

Available now, the update allows users "to easily and reliably build, refine, preview, prepare and print 3-D designs, setting the stage for explosive growth in the 3-D printing market," the company said.

While the program will enable users to create basic 3-D models, its specialty will lie in fine-tuning existing models, including the addition of new textures and the assurance of structural integrity.

Related: 3-D Printers Take a Step Toward the Mainstream

"Automated mesh repair and support structure generation ensure models will be produced reliably," Adobe said, "while accurate previews allow creatives to submit print jobs with confidence."

At the same time, Adobe announced that the update would be compatible with popular desktop 3-D printers, including the MakerBot Replicator, as well as via Shapeways, an online 3-D printer service and community marketplace. Users can additionally upload their creations directly to the online 3-D model viewer Sketchfab and embed them in their Behance profiles.

"Now, by simply clicking 'print' in Photoshop CC, creatives can bring 3-D designs to the physical world," said Adobe's vice president of products, Winston Hendrickson.

Related: The Value of Creativity: Adobe Buys Portfolio Platform Behance

Geoff Weiss

Former Staff Writer

Geoff Weiss is a former staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

Franchise

Looking for a Spotless Investment Opportunity? Discover the Best Cleaning Franchises to Own in 2024.

From sparkling floors to polished windows, clean your way to success with the best cleaning franchises, according to the 2024 Franchise 500 Ranking.

Business News

A Look Inside the Company That Is Making $500 Million a Year Serving Italian Beef Sandwiches Made Famous by 'The Bear'

Portillo's CEO Michael Osanloo shares his secret to keeping hungry customers coming back again and again. (Hint: It requires a lot of napkins.)

Living

Narcissism Can Help You Be Successful — Here's How to Harness It Without Going Too Far, According to an Ivy League-Trained Psychotherapist

Matt Lundquist, founder and clinical director of TriBeCa Therapy, breaks down the benefits of healthy narcissism.

Business News

A Non-Profit Newspaper Published a Column Criticizing Facebook. Then Meta Blocked All of Its Posts.

Facebook's communications chief said that the posts were removed because of "a mistaken security issue."

Travel

Pick Either a $40 or $70 Membership and Save on a Lifetime of Flights

There's really nothing easier than letting someone else find you bargains on all your future air fare and sending them to your phone or email.