P. James Bryans
Secondary School Teacher

How To Create an Anaglyph 3D Image That Really Works! (with Adobe Photoshop)

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

3D pictures can be created in two ways;
The first technique combines two separate photographs from a camera (this is called a stereoscope) and results in some really cool effects and imagery.
The second technique produces the effect with just a single image (an anaglyph), which makes it particularly useful for illustrations, or any photograph that wasn’t captured in stereoscope.
To get the full effect of the image you are about to create you will need to acquire some 3D glasses with red & cyan lenses.

  • Photoshop

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

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

Adobe Photoshop
attached booklet (step-by-step tutorial)
if using your own images (DSLR camera, tripod)

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