Parallax 2.5D – Easy Way to Put Life Into a Photograph

Parallax animation is an easy way to put life into a photograph.

And the easiest way to do it is through Adobe’s star products, Photoshop and After-effects.

There are many other popular names for this effect, such as Animated photos, 3D animated photos, Photo Multi-plane, parallax photo effect or 2.5D effect.

Let me break it down for you into three simple steps:

1) separate the foreground and the background layers,
2) fill the background
3) and then animate the layers.

Have a look at a detailed explanation of the same by VFX Guru Peter McKinnon:

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