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. Here are more free basic tutorials.
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.
MAKE > UPLOAD 3D MODEL > 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!