Today I'm releasing a project entitled 3D Printed Coin, and I'm also going to show you how to create it in Photoshop CC 2014.2.2. This is a tutorial that focuses on creating the file, changing units, converting to 3D and printing.
1. Create File
Open your PSD file.
In Menu Bar, File > Save As… > Save As: 3d-printed-coin.psd > click Save.
2. Change Units
Right-click on ruler.
3. Convert to 3D
In Layers panel, rename layer to Coin. In Menu Bar, 3D > New 3D Extrusion from Selected Layer > click Continue > click Yes.
In 3D panel, select Scene > in Properties panel, click 3D Print Settings icon > Print To: Shapeways, Printer: Steel - Stainless, Detail Level: High, Scene Volume X: 2.
In 3D panel, select Coin > in Properties panel, click Deform icon > Extrusion Depth: 0.125 in.
Click Coordinates icon > Rotation X: 90° > click Move To Ground.
In Menu Bar, 3D > 3D Print… > click OK.
Export > click Save > click Yes (goes to Shapeways.com) > create an account.
DESIGN > UPLOAD > SELECT FILE > select 3d-printed-coin.stl.zip > click Choose > select inches > click UPLOAD > click ADD TO CART for Stainless Steel > click CHECKOUT NOW > complete the check out process. Done!