THE 3D PANEL AND POSTCARDS
Photoshop CC includes all the 3D capabilities from the old CS6 Extended release, and builds on them. The app uses the name “postcard” for a 2D layer that’s been converted to a plane in a 3D composition. 2D layers can be wrapped around 3D objects, such as cones or cubes, and a grayscale 2D layer can be used as a depth map for creating a 3D mesh. The 3D panel appears near Layers when you’ve got a 3D layer in your composition. It lists the meshes, materials, and lighting choices you’ve made for the 3D object, and enables you to tweak settings and options. You can turn the visibility of meshes or lights on and off in the same way you would a layer, by clicking the eye icon next to their entry in the 3D palette, and click them directly to edit them.