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Photoshop: Create 3d polygons and Texture for 3d printing and graphics

Learn how to quickly create, color and texture 3d polygons for Graphics and Export to 3d printers

Learn how to quickly create, color, texture 3d polygons in Photoshop. In addition to creating for Graphics, students will learn how to export objects for 3d printers. 3d printing is a fast growing industry. You can print in over eighty materials and create beautiful accessories, household items, business items and much much more.

Topics & techniques covered:

  • Creating preset polygons
  • Using the 3d pallet and 3d Properties pallets
  • Mapping and editing colors and textures to the objects different faces
  • Working with diffuse and opacity
  • Creating and combining multi objects
  • Hollowing out objects
  • Using primary and secondary viewports
  • Importing images
  • Scaling, moving and rotating Polygons
  • Using and Painting Opacity
  • Converting to millimeters and other measurements
  • Grouping, converting to high detail, laying on the ground plane in preparation for 3d printers
  • Understanding Shapeways 3d printing popeline
  • Exporting STL files for other 3d printers and 3d graphics programs
  • Working with rafts and scaffolding


Your Instructor


Walter John Atkinson
Walter John Atkinson

Walter John Atkinson has taught for over fifteen years in Fashion and 3d modeling. He currently teaches live classes in Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketchup Pro and 3D Maya. He currently teaches in NYC at FIT College and LIM College. Walter's online courses are the same as his live courses. He also is a Corporate trainer and has taught at over four hundred companies. Walter has taught MBA , Continuing Ed, Undergraduates, High School, Elementary school and over one thousand private and Corporate students. He has taught over eight thousand students in the past fifteen years, placing over one thousand students into career jobs.

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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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