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How to Animate a Photo to Make it Look Like a Video a.k.a. 2.5D/Parallax Effect

Alan Pun, Designer & Visual Artist

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10 Videos (36m)
    • Trailer

    • How does the Parallax Effect work?

    • Seperating the Layers Pt 1

    • Separating the Layers Pt 2

    • Filling out the Background

    • Setting Up After Effects

    • Putting the Layers in 3D Space

    • Setting Up Keyframes on the Camera

    • Animate the Limps using the Puppet Tool

    • Adding Final Touches and Exporting the Video


About This Class

What you will learn:

In this course I will show you how to bring a still photograph to life, also known as the 'Parallax Effect' or the '2.5D effect'. I will be using the Beatles' album cover Abbey Road as an example. You will learn:

  1. How to edit the photo in Photoshop to get it ready for animation
  2. How to use After Effect to apply the parallax effect to the photo

Who is it for?

Anyone working with video, animation, graphic design or visual communication in general.

Why would it benefit you?

- If you are a graphic design, animation or motion design student or professional, it will help you improve your portfolio, help you land a better job, or get more clients.

- Cheaper and faster than filming

12 of 13 students recommendSee All

Thank you for this wonderul informative class!
Straight forward clear instructions
Very interesting course! Thank you!
Anna Lynd

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Alan Pun

Designer & Visual Artist

Designer & Visual Artist based in HK

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