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How to Color Proof Your 3D Prints (Using This Super-Secret Stratasys Website)

32 6 Beginner
If a customer has ever come to you and said, "I need the color of this 3D print to match this RGB or Pantone EXACTLY!" and you've wondered how to do that – this is the tutorial for you! We'll talk about soft proofing (how to make sure your printer can even print a given color) and hard proofing (matching what you see on screen with a physical result) using Photoshop and the most advanced color printer on the market, a Stratasys J750! (You can find a video version of this tutorial here: https://youtu.be/XsollrDbUVc)
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More Keyshot and Photoshop Tips

31 14 Intermediate
I don’t think of myself as an expert in Keyshot or Photoshop, but I can often get some decent results from both programs. My biggest hurdle sometimes is simply remembering the process I typically use. This article is being created as a tutorial for you, and a reference for me if I forget a step. I have another tutorial on Keyshot you may also enjoy: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/some-keyshot-tips
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How to 3D Print in Full Color (Part 3): Clear + Texture Together

23 5 Expert
This is the third in a series of tutorials to help printer operators who are NOT graphic artists get the absolute most out of their multi-color, multi-material 3D printers, like the Stratasys J750. We will cover how to create models with semi-transparent textures wrapped around curved, transparent bodies (taking advantage of a new slicer from Stratasys), and how to fix UV-mapping problems when wrapping 2D textures around 3D bodies goes wrong.
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How to 3D Print from Adobe Photoshop

16 0 Intermediate
Every sculpture, product, installation and building (successful and unsuccessful) starts with an idea. When it takes physical form, the designer gets valuable aesthetic and practical feedback. Here are some tips on when and how 3D printing can feed this process.
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How to 3D Print Full-Color, Fully-Textured DISPLACEMENT Mapped Parts Using Photoshop!

14 0 Intermediate
This tutorial covers a little-known feature in Photoshop you can use (today) to quickly create incredibly complex displacement-mapped parts for your 3D printer in full color!
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How to make multi-coloured renderings using Photoshop

13 1 Beginner
You've - probably - came upon a model of yours that you don't know which colour suits, so you decide to upload renderings of both colours. Here, I'll show you how to make a single rendering that shows the multiple colour variations you want using Photoshop.
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Adjust Depth of Field using Depth Map- Photoshop

8 3 Beginner
In this tutorial I am going to explain to dynamically control depth of field using Depth Map. Also at the end of this tutorial I will explore a cool Facebook trick. Links for keyshot file, images are available at end of this tutorial.
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Part 5: Hard Proofing

8 4 Beginner
Before embarking on large and color-critical prints, it is recommended to carry out proofing. Nothing beats the certainty of holding a sample part in your hand compared to relying on a screen visualization. The process of validating critical colors is called hard proofing and here is how it is done.
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Tips & Tricks for eye-catching renderings

6 1 Intermediate
Do you want to know the hidden secrets of rendering? Have you ever wondered why your amazing renderings aren't on the 1st page? Here I'll show you some tips & tricks I discovered, found & tested myself. All thanks to myself 😂 Note: This tutorial isn't for any specific software. What I make here can be made in any rendering software.
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Part 2: Introduction to Color Proofing: Uploading the Stratasys Color Profile

4 0 Beginner
This tutorial is a continuation of my last tutorial "Part 1: A Look at Color Proofing". It will demonstrate how to install the J750 color profile, to ensure the most accurate results during soft proofing.
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Part 3: Setting Up for Soft Proofing in Adobe® Photoshop®

3 0 Beginner
This tutorial is a continuation of my last tutorial "Part 2: Introduction to Color Proofing: Uploading the Stratasys Color Profile". It will demonstrate how to How to Use Adobe® Photoshop® to simulate how colors selected on screen will print on the J750 and how to adjust your input color if required.
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Learn Photoshop CS6 basics in 30 minutes

2 0 Beginner
Photoshop CS6 basics in 30 minutes
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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL - How to prepare decals for Rendering

2 2 Beginner
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL How to prepare decals for Rendering
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Create a texture file for a vertex painted model

2 0 Beginner
In my previous tutorials I have discussed the different ways that color can be assigned to models and how Photoshop can be used to make color adjustments for texture files. If such adjustments need to be made to a vertex painted model then this typically requires the original model file or specific design software such as ZBrush. But there is an easy way to create a texture file using Photoshop. Watch this video to find out more...
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Part 4: Soft Proofing

1 0 Beginner
In our previous tutorials, we introduced the concept of proofing for full color 3D Printing, along with setting up the soft proofing workspace. Now, we will look into how to actually soft proof using some simple adjustment techniques within Adobe® Photoshop®.