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P. James Bryans
Secondary School Teacher

Make Your Photo Move, the 2.5D Parallax Effect (using Adobe Photoshop)

Technical Tutorial Published 3/2/19 Last updated on 3/2/19

The 2.5D ParallaxEffect, attributed to Ken Burns, a documentary film maker, is a type of panning and zooming effect used in video production made only from still photographs.
The technique progressed from the early Disney animations, to 1980’s arcade games, like Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario, to traditional film camera techniques, right up to today’s very popular modern usage in Adobe Photoshop.
IT LOOKS 3D, IT’S AWESOME, A LITTLE BIT TRIPPY AND EASY TO DO!

Products
  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

Duration
1-2 Hours
Content Standards
Western Australia
ISTE Standards
Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer, Students: Knowledge Constructor
Expertise
Novice
Materials

Adobe Photoshop
Attached Booklet (step-by-step tutorial)
if using your own image (DSLR Camera, tripod)

CC License
Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
Ratings
4 / 5 • 2 Ratings

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