3D Photo Effect

In this tutorial I will show you how you can create an interesting 3-D effect for your photos by using gif animations. The result will look like this:


This is how it works:


Step 1: Take a photo by looking through the view finder (the LCD screen won’t work well because it’s too inaccurate) with your right eye. Focus on a medium-range object and make sure you include a foreground object as well to get the maximum effect.

Step 2: This is the tricky part because you have to be really accurate. Take a photo by looking through the view finder with your left eye, while focusing on exactly the same point as in step 1 and also keeping exposure, focal lenght, vertical alignment and distance the same. You shouldn’t move the camera lens more than 2,5 inches horizontally (which equals the distance between your eyes) or else the effect will disappear. This may require some experimenting because different cameras have different view finder positions.

Step 3: Open Photoshop and create a new file by pressing Ctrl+N. For the example above I chose a size of 320×240 pixels but you can choose any size you want (however, the width/height ratio should be the same as your camera image ratio, i.e. 4:3, to make the placing process easier). Just keep in mind that animations with no frame delay like the one we are about to create run smoother and without any distortions only if they are small.

Now click on File > Place and select the image that you took in step 1. Place it in the newly created file by pressing the enter key.

Open the animations Window (Window > Animation) and duplicate the first frame by clicking on icon 1 that you can see in the picture below.


Place your other picture from step 2 in the newly created frame (File > Place > Enter).

In the layers window, click on the eye icon of the top layer so that it disappears like in the red circle below:


Now you’re basically done. Test your animation by clicking the play icon (2) in the animations window. If the animation is too shaky, nudge one layer until you get a good result. You might also want to add some sharpness (Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen) or adjust the levels (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels).

If there is no real 3-D effect, try step 1 and 2 again and experiment a bit with the horizontal distance of the two camera positions.

When you’re satisfied with the result, save your animation by clicking File > Save for web, choose GIF format and hit the save button.

Popularity: 16%

61 Responses to “3D Photo Effect”

  1. Dll says:

    Woow ! what amazing effect !

    I will try it

    Thanks Mike

  2. Leisha Teng says:

    I am hoping the same finest operate from you inside upcoming as nicely.Genuinely the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly.

    ugg boots online

  3. Many ways to do photo manipulation, now many online services that provide services for photo manipulation, but I prefer to use Photoshop to perform manipulation. Photoshop tutorials are very interesting to learn. With Photoshop, we can create to generate a variety of photo looks more attractive.

  4. DDL Auto Submitter http://submitdownload.info – Get Free Traffic

  5. Mohit Rana says:

    i like 3d every thing…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  6. ӏt’s actually very complicated in this active life to listen news on Television, thus I simply use the web for that purpose, and obtain the most recent information.

  7. I reallу lоνe youг blоg.. Pleasant сolors
    & theme. Did yоu сreate this ωebѕite yourself?
    Pleаse reply bаcκ аs I’m hoping to create my own personal site and would love to find out where you got this from or just what the theme is called. Appreciate it!

  8. We absolutely love уouг blog and find manу of your post’s to be exactly I’m
    loοkіng for. can you offer gueѕt ωriters to
    write contеnt in your сasе? Ι
    wouldn’t mind composing a post or elaborating on a number of the subjects you write concerning here. Again, awesome weblog!

  9. Leanna says:

    Magnificent beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your web site, how can i
    subscribe for a weblog website? The account helped me a applicable
    deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this
    your broadcast provided bright clear idea

  10. samsung un40d6400 review, led television, tv technology, samsung hdtv, led dlp hdtv, cable tv says:

    Αhaa, its fastidious ԁiѕсussion
    about this parаgraph at this ρlace at this webpage, I havе read all that, so аt thіs time mе
    alsо commenting at this place.

  11. Good answers in return of this question with
    solid arguments and describing the whole thing about that.

  12. ??? ??? says:

    First off I would like to say excellent blog!
    I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
    I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your mind before
    writing. I have had trouble clearing my thoughts in getting my
    thoughts out. I do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally lost
    just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or
    hints? Appreciate it!

  13. I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one today.

  14. pris ipad says:

    I’m not sure why but this site is loading very slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my end? I’ll
    check back lateг and see if thе рroblem still exіѕts.

  15. Hey There. I found your weblog the usage of msn. This is a very well written article.

    I’ll make sure to bookmark it and come back to read extra of your helpful info. Thank you for the post. I’ll certainly comeback.

  16. awoknuvupsjbmt31, Sildenafil, UKdygJl, [url=http://www.ordersildenafilx247.com/]India sildenafil[/url], ngprDtk, http://www.ordersildenafilx247.com/ Generic sildenafil citrate, nHxEypP.

  17. HGH says:

    oppdvuvupsjbmt31, Hgh height growth, lijTBRD, [url=http://hghproductsonreview.com/]HGH[/url], BKFSRLm, http://hghproductsonreview.com/ Therapy testosterone human growth hormone hgh, ouwkruk.

  18. jyigkuvupsjbmt31, Fioricet 180, brfZKAz, [url=http://fioricetknowledgebase.com/]Fioricet overdose[/url], JHxxsYh, http://fioricetknowledgebase.com/ Soma fioricet, yVyIJts.

  19. Flex Belts says:

    So if you actually require a good ab belt, right here are some selections which
    you can take into account.

    My web page … Flex Belts

  20. Thanks a whole lot pertaining to sharing that with all people you undoubtedly recognize what you will be conversing around! Book marked. You should additionally seek advice from my site Means). We can easily use a weblink alternate agreement among you

  21. Hey, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine but when opening
    in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other then that, awesome blog!

  22. tin nhanh says:

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something that I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  23. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright violation?
    My blog has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my permission. Do you know any methods to help reduce content from being ripped off? I’d
    certainly appreciate it.

    Visit my web site … driveway austin

  24. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically
    tweet my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

    Visit my web-site kongres advokata

  25. Cafe SD says:

    This piece of writing will assist the internet people for setting up new weblog or even a weblog from start to end.

    My web site :: Cafe SD

  26. avatar says:

    Outstanding quest there. What occurred after?

    Good luck!

  27. Hi

    I don’t know i comprehended totally everything you meant by that, are you able to increase much more about toxins in cosmetics ?

    Many thanks

  28. Hello would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using? I’m planning
    to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a hard time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  29. hello there and thank you for your information – I have definitely picked up anything new from right here.
    I did however expertise some technical issues using this website, as I
    experienced to reload the web site lots of times previous to I could get it to
    load correctly. I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK?

    Not that I am complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will
    sometimes affect your placement in google and
    could damage your quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords.
    Well I’m adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for a lot more of your respective exciting content. Make sure you update this again very soon.

  30. Muhammad says:

    Its such as you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the ebook in it
    or something. I think that you simply can do with a few %
    to drive the message home a little bit, however
    other than that, this is excellent blog. a (Muhammad) fantastic read.
    I’ll definitely be back.

  31. Sherlyn says:

    Hello there! Quick question that’s totally off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog looks weird when viewing from my apple iphone. I’m trying
    to find a template or plugin that might be able to fix this issue.
    If you have any suggestions, please share. With thanks!

  32. It’s amazing to pay a quick visit this site and reading the views of all friends on the topic of this post, while I am also zealous of getting know-how. More: oferty towarzyskie

  33. sex filmy says:

    My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find the majority of
    your post’s to be exactly I’m looking for. Do you offer guest writers to write content for you personally?
    I wouldn’t mind composing a post or elaborating on a few of the subjects
    you write about here. Again, awesome web site!

  34. Good day! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers?

    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on.

    Any recommendations?

    Here is my blog post … Paleo Recipes

  35. Many celebrit?es and regular people alike h?ve hopped onto this healthy diet plan f?r ?eight l?ss.

    ?f you want to drop b?dy weight with a 7 day eating habits program then you can selected
    the cabb?g? soup eating habits. Everyone wishes to a?hieve a perfect and healthy body figure.

  36. cute puppy says:

    Quality articles is the key to be a focus for the visitors to visit the site, that’s what this website is providing.

  37. Hi to every one, the contents present at this website are in
    fact awesome for people experience, well, keep up the good work fellows.

  38. Louboutin Pas Cher,Chaussures Louboutin Soldes En Ligne!
    christian louboutin pas cher

  39. Which is the incredibly concise explaination simply being illogical, reasoning dependent only on the sentiments. I not really know what exactly the competition on the earth is undoubtedly experience, nonetheless know in which what they tell you they are “love” is just a sensation plus as with any some other feeling the idea changes. I think you need advice for the purpose of disregarding all the sensible component of mental performance, you are aware of, any portion which will rationally acknowledges the entire world around you in addition to makes use of reason..

  40. Hitler’s light beer arena oratory, destroying Jews, community democrats, liberals, reactionary monarchists, capitalists and communists, commenced attracting enthusiasts. Earlier enthusiasts bundled Rudolf Hess, ad units oxygen pressure pilot Hermann Gring, and the government leader Ernst Rhm, whom evolved into go of the Nazis’ paramilitary organization, a SA (Sturmabteilung, or perhaps “Storm Division”), which in turn shielded support groups not to mention biten politics opponents. Adolf hitler even used self-sufficient groupings, such as the Nuremberg depending Deutsche Werkgemeinschaft, headed from Julius Streicher, just who currently has become Gauleiter connected with Franconia.



  1. [...] Simpson. It was shot stereoscopically using two cameras to create a sense of depth, much like those animated 3D photo gifs you see around the nternet. The video’s also been nominated for an award by the Portable Film [...]

  2. funny images says:

    giggles and gags…

    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

  3. fun pictures…

    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

  4. Flash Components, Site Templates, Flash Templates, Menus, Gallery, XML, Slideshow, FLV, Player, MP3, Player, Actionscript, AS1, AS2, AS3, android, gamez, appz, applications, soft, rom, custom, unique, pixels, envato, flashden, activeden, themeforest,…

    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

  5. Free graphics, 3d, code snippets, PHP, HTML, JavaScript and more!…

    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

  6. funny pictures…

    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

  7. Joomla 1.5 | Joomla 1.7 | Joomla templates | Extension | Wordpress Themes | Drupal templates | Themeforest | CodeCanyon | eBooks | Icons | Scripts…

    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

  8. FarazmanGroup…

    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

  9. camera quan sat, lap dat camera, camera…

    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

  10. car magazine says:

    car magazine…

    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

  11. Nulled Scripts – Download Free Full Nulled Scripts, SEO Tools, WordPress and Joomla Premium Templates, Premium Plugin, CMS Scripts….

    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

  12. photography …

    I saw this really great post today….

  13. tin tuc , bong ban, the gioi , viet nam , cot vot ,mat vot , donic , joola , nitaku , buterfly , DHS…

    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

  14. seo says:


    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

  15. pre wedding muslim says:

    pre wedding…

    I saw this really great post today….

  16. D3v IT bendruomin?…

    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

  17. ??????? 2011 says:

    ??????? 2011…

    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

  18. cracked says:


    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

  19. lap dat camera…

    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

  20. artiste peintre marocain…

    [...]3D Photo Effect[...]…

Leave a Reply