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The 2.5D Effect: How To Make a Parallax Image

There is something magical about having your 2D photos seem like they're actually 3D. It brings them to life in a way none other method can. The depth, the complexity and the subtle movements give your regular 2D photos more meaning and context, and it makes the viewer focus on the image much more than normal. Joe Fellows is a master of the 2.5D (Parallax) Effect and in this short video he shows you everything you need to know to make this effect yourself on your own images.

Below is an incredible video made by 'Make Productions' for WWF with archival photographs using the parallax technique. Just think how great it can look with your own photos.

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Alia's picture

thank you so much! this has been so helpful and educational!!! Is there a way to have a text document of exactly the options you clicked? I'm not very savvy on AE so it would really help!