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Adobe Fuse CC (Preview)


In June, we acquired the company Mixamo, and Winston Hendrickson laid out his vision for the future combination of Mixamo and Photoshop. Today we release Adobe Fuse CC (Preview), a new product with an integrated workflow into Photoshop that marks the beginning of our next phase of unlocking the power of 3D design, one of the most in-demand skills in our rapidly changing landscape.

This integration is an early step toward our goal of delivering designer-focused 3D capabilities (along with other exciting new innovations) to give you significantly greater design flexibility and creative options, beginning with Fuse connected to Photoshop. We start this journey with a focus on 3D human characters, but with a little imagination you can envision many future possibilities.

Make custom 3D characters for any creative project

Adobe Fuse CC (Preview) is a desktop application that enables artists of any level or background to easily build 3D human characters in minutes. Designers with no previous 3D experience can quickly assemble unique combinations of existing body parts, clothing items and endless texturing options to make 3D characters to use in projects for graphic design, images and more.

Save your 3D characters directly to your CC Library and access them in Photoshop by simply dragging them into your document. Use the updated 3D Properties panel in Photoshop to choose from thousands of poses and animations to apply to your character. With this new workflow you can:

  • Build the unique character of your dreams in Fuse and work with a totally non-destructive workflow so that any modifications to size, shape, color or texture of the character will be applied in real-time
  • Create thousands of types of characters of all shapes and sizes to use as a featured image or as crowds in the background of compositions
  • Pose your character in Photoshop by choosing from a library that has close to 3000 options for any type of action or position you might need, then customize your chosen pose with a few sliders
  • Realize the flexibility of tweaking the position and perspective of the character at any point in the creative process
  • Take advantage of automatic updates to lighting, as you see shadows and highlights automatically adapt to changes made to your character
  • Adjust facial expressions, conveying the mood and personality you want by on your 3D character’s face, or adjust head placement
  • Get layouts approved before shooting a live model by posing a character in Photoshop and getting clients to sign off on the exact composition in advance

Try it out here. Fuse is free to all digital or analog humans who have an Adobe ID. The application is in English-only at release, and we look forward to hearing your feedback.

Here are a couple tutorials to get you started:

Create 3D Characters with Fuse CC

Composite Fuse 3D characters in Photoshop