You can create an easy 3D anaglyph effect in this Photoshop tutorial showing you how to make anaglyph pictures. We will show you how to create this 3D photo effect in less than 60 seconds with this anaglyph tutorial.
A 3D Anaglyph image is one that contains two different colored images, one for each eye, using filters of typically red and cyan, although some people may describe it as a red-blue 3D image.
To experience that pop-out stereoscopic photo 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.
1. How to Create a 3D Anaglyph Photo 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 and hit OK.
With the left layer still selected, grab the Move Tool (V) 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 (C) to crop away the edges.
How to Make Anaglyph Pictures—With Photoshop Actions!
Continue working with 3D effects with these great resources! Find more incredible design assets on Envato Market and Envato Elements. Create quick red-blue stereoscopic images with these amazing 3D anaglyph Photoshop action resources which you can download now!
Master the 3D look with just a few clicks. This first Photoshop action features eight different color options with separate distortion settings. Adjust the effect even more with 17 filters that will make your images pop. Check it out!
Need a quick and easy red-blue 3D filter effect? Check out this awesome Photoshop action from Feelfreestudio. Designed for Photoshop versions CS3 and above, this action makes an intense 3D anaglyph you can customize with new colors.
Make a special interactive version for your 3D effect. This exclusive Photoshop action comes from mrcharlesbrown. Grab it to enjoy a perfected anaglyph effect that works with Type A and B 3D glasses. Add it to your design arsenal!
Stereoscopic 3D effects work brilliantly for movie posters, websites, and videos. Create content you love with this great action that includes a total of eight actions. Easy to use, this non-destructive action will produce professional results without damaging your photos.
Or check out this simple 3D effect action for a trippy effect. Made by designer ClauGabriel, this action includes well-organized layers that can be customized to your preferences. Style any portrait, object, or landscape photo with a cool red-blue 3D filter effect!
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Enjoyed this anaglyph tutorial? Want to learn more about Adobe Photoshop and how to create awesome photo effects? Check out the following tutorials below:
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