3D design started off a few years ago and Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended is one of the first tools on the market to make it a standard. Designed for experts in various fields such as architecture, film, television, engineering and science, the software boasts powerful editing tools that increase productivity, while minimizing efforts.
Extensive support for 3D images and CAD formats
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended allows users to process 3D images and eases the creation of motion-based pictures. The integrated support for 3D formats makes it possible to visualize and incorporate 3D content in 2D composites, while facilitating texture and frame editing. The software is capable of accepting CAD formats and provides possibilities for viewing, manipulating or rotating these models in 3D space.
Image analysis, motion graphics and other impressive tools
Also worth mentioning is the set of tools that allow users to perform image analysis by extracting quantitative data from images. This module is mainly aimed towards architects who wish to measure distances and accomplish informed reports of various areas in site photographs.
Motion graphics can be achieved by editing videos frame-by-frame, with the possibility of adding new layers to each frame. The Smart Filters allow you to combine effects, while the Smart Object serves to scale and transform images at a quick pace.
A last assessment
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended comes with a wide range of presets, graphic filters and rich image support and above all, introduces 3D manipulation to digital imaging. It improves productivity and provides a straightforward environment for visualizing and editing 3D content.
It runs quite smooth without popping errors, hanging or crashing, yet it is important to keep in mind that it might not work properly on old computers.