Photoshop adds 3D-printing support, with MakerBot and Shapeways integration

Adobe is stepping into 3D printing today with a new update to Photoshop CC. It’s adding in a new 3D-printing tool meant to make it easy for anyone to take a model, put some finishing touches on it, and get it printed. That’s exactly how Adobe sees Photoshop being used for 3D printing too — less as a creation tool, and more as a way to put polish on an existing project.

Though Photoshop already includes some 3D modeling features, Adobe doesn’t expect most of its users to start building objects from the ground up. Instead, this printing support is meant to make Photoshop a better option for users who are just trying to touch up and print a preexisting model. There’s enough there to let users tweak and paint their models, and now Adobe…

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