Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!
Photoshop in 60 Seconds: 3D Anaglyph Effect
A 3D Anaglyph image is one that contains two different colored images, one for each eye, using filters of typically red and cyan. To experience that pop-out stereoscopic effect, make sure to use 3D red cyan glasses to see this cool trick in action. Though it's known to be used for photography and film, you can incorporate this look into your designs and illustrations for an interesting twist.
How to Create a 3D Anaglyph Effect in Photoshop
Double-click the background layer and Name the new layer, Left, then hold Control-J to create a Duplicate of this layer, renaming the new copy, Right.
Select the right layer and Right-click to go to Blending Options. Under Blending Options, Advanced Blending, uncheck the Red option for the RGB channels and hit OK.
Repeat this process with the left layer, Right-click and go to Blending Options but this time uncheck the Green option for the RGB channels then hit OK.
With the left layer still selected, grab the Move Tool and press the Left Arrow key between five to ten times to shift the layer to the left. Now select the right layer and press the Right Arrow key several times to shift the layer to the right.
Then use the Crop Tool to crop away the edges.
Want to see this in action? Check out the video above to see this lesson at work!
A Bit More Detail
Want to learn more about Adobe Photoshop and how to create awesome photo effects? Check out the following tutorials below:
- Adobe PhotoshopThe A to Z of Adobe PhotoshopMary Winkler
- Adobe PhotoshopHow to Create a Cool Glitch Photo Effect in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves
- Photoshop ActionsHow to Create a Dark Photo Effect Action for Beginners in Adobe PhotoshopMarko Kožokar
- Photo EffectsPhotoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create an Easy Sketch EffectMelody Nieves
This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!