Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Aligning and distributing meshes in 3D, part of Photoshop CS6 New Features.
Photoshop CS6 is also much better at allowing you to control the relative…position of your 3D objects.…So you can select multiple meshes, you can align and distribute them, and you…can move them as a group, none of which you could do in CS5.…And this becomes immensely important when you're crafting 3D scenes that…contain multiple meshes.…For example, in the case of this scene, we have three reflective spheres which…are listed here in the Layers panel:…front sphere, left sphere, and right sphere.…And they are all housed inside of this gigantic Spherical Panorama.…
And we are inside that sphere and the sky and grass are mapped onto the interior…of that giant sphere.…And I was able to combine all these objects together by assembling them…independently in the Layers panel and then selecting the layers, going up here…to the 3D menu, and choosing Merge 3D layers.…Now, that part I have done in advance.…But the problem I have is that these spheres are out of alignment with each other.…I want the scene to have a certain symmetry to it.…
- Enabling auto recovery and background saving
- Filtering layers in the Layers panel
- Modifying multiple layers at once
- Applying layer effects to groups
- Working with the Content-Aware tools
- Redeveloping photos in Camera Raw 7
- Creating depth of field with the Blur Gallery
- Correcting wide-angle panoramas
- Filling and stroking shape layers
- Editing videos in the Timeline panel
- Previewing 3D shadows and reflections
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 1/15/2013. What changed?
A: The course was revised to address the new Photoshop features and enhancements bundled with the Creative Cloud update released in December 2012. We added a second chapter to the course, detailing the new enhancements. We cover the Liquify and Blur Galleries, which now support Smart Objects; creating conditional actions; auto-naming merged layers; moving a point with the Pen tool on the fly; creating global default type styles; and copying CSS code from specialty layers. We also cover two improvements to the 3D package included with Photoshop Extended: enhanced 3D lighting with 32-bit color and the new default 3D image-based light. We also updated the exercise files with new files for Chapter 2 and added an introductory video to the beginning of Chapter 2 that outlines the improvements.