Adding animations to your 2D photos is a great way to make them stand out. However, we can take it to the next level past just a simple pan or zoom. With some key-masking, we can take those 2D photos, and give them an illusion of being 3D. We will get an end product that looks almost like a pop-up card. It’s a fun effect to pull off, so let’s get started. Today I’m showing you how to make a 2D image 3D in Adobe Premiere Pro CC>
How to Make a 2D image 3D in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
- Grab a high quality image to work with. The higher the resolution, the better.
- Make sure the image has a clear focal point that we can cut out.
- Create a new sequence. Make sure to create a sequence to your own specifications. Choose a resolution that is smaller than your image. So with a 4k image, choose 2k or 1080p.
- Adjust the image in the frame using the position and scale in effect controls.
- Click on the footage, go to the opacity, and click on the pen tool next to the opacity.
- Zoom really far in to the footage using the scale in the bottom left of the preview panel.
- Now go ahead and mask out the subject, or a piece of the image you want masked out.
- Make sure to finish off the mask, and it will cut that subject out.
- Hold the alt key and drag up to duplicate the footage. Remove the mask from this to create a background.
- Go into effects and search for Basic 3D. Add it onto the background layer.
Apply 3D Effect
- Use the swivel to rotate the background over time.
- We can clean up the background a bit as well.
- Go to the layer with the mask. Go to the mask and manipulate the mask expansion, and the feather. This will help blend it with the background.
- Now, time to add some flare to help distract from some of the imperfections.
- You can use overlays for this. For example adding some snow to the footage.
- I added a flare to help make the light look more realistic.
There you have it. A fun way to make an advanced looking effect. You can really go all out with this and have some fun. Imagine cutting out a person on a mountain and adding snow, a flare for the sun, and some wind noises. You could add a voice animation over it and have a really neat visual for a story. This also works great with illustrations and graphics!
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