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Photoshop 3D features are being removed

Adobe Employee ,
Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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As of Photoshop 22.5, released in August 2021, Photoshop’s 3D features will be discontinued. 3D features have enjoyed long success within Photoshop over the course of  10+ years, however the personal computing industry has recently been transitioning away from use of OpenGL  (having to do specifically with the use of GPUs, which is critical for 3D) toward native GPU APIs, which ultimately began the slow deterioration of Photoshop’s 3D features, all of which needed OpenGL. As difficult of a decision as removing 3D features from Photoshop is, the silver lining is that the next generation of 3D content creation tools from Adobe is already here. Check out the Substance line of 3D products.

 

For more details, please visit Photoshop discontinued 3D Q&A.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 12, 2022 Jun 12, 2022

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'.........when we were all promised that creative cloud would include all the adobe software'

When were we promised that? CC plans have never included all Adobe software.

 

Dave

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 12, 2023 Jun 12, 2023

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You make a valid point, but I think that the real issue is that none of us on this thread like having features stripped out and put behind a paywall. I don't work with 3D for a living but I do have a 3D printer and for me it was nice have the ability to create simple 3D objects in a program I already know.  I guess I'll just have to commit to learning Blender. (sigh)

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Jun 12, 2023 Jun 12, 2023

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... none of us on this thread like having features stripped out.

By @WesB

 

Please read the section on "Why are Photoshop’s 3D features being discontinued?"

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/3d-faq.html#using-latest-and-discontinued-features

...especially the part about DirectX, Metal, and the GPU APIs. 

Adobe has kindly made 22.2 available for longer than they would have for those who need to use 3D in Photoshop.

 

Jane

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 12, 2023 Jun 12, 2023

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Thanks. I read that when it came out and I understand why Adobe might prefer to remove it instead of fixing it in Photoshop. But that doesn't change my dissapointment at losing that funtionality. I simply don't need it bad enough to pay for another program... 😞

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 19, 2022 Jun 19, 2022

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If I could, I would extrude a 3D sad face and post it here.

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New Here ,
Feb 09, 2023 Feb 09, 2023

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 I didn't see light to change light place , to make a different degree of shadow , can someone help me in that case issue 1.png

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Community Expert ,
Feb 09, 2023 Feb 09, 2023

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Hello, it is recommended to install an older version to use the 3Dfeatures, as the function is being retired: https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/photoshop-3d-features-are-being-remov...

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Explorer ,
Feb 13, 2023 Feb 13, 2023

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You're going to have to download and install PS 2021, version 22.2.0. It's the most stable version that supports 3D. You might not get what you want in any later version of Photoshop as they have discontinued 3D in versions past PS 2021. I have all 3 versions. Hope this helps.

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