Creating a 3D Shot with a 2D Photo in After Effects and Photoshop

In this After Effects and Photoshop tutorial, we'll learn some low budget techniques for getting the footage we need from a still photograph. Software required: Adobe After Effects CC 2015, Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 7, 2015
Duration
33m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 7, 2015
Duration
33m
Description

In this After Effects and Photoshop tutorial, we'll learn some low budget techniques for getting the footage we need from a still photograph. We'll start off in Photoshop with a photo of a house in France. Using the Vanishing Point filter, we'll define perspective planes before using the 3D information to make the roofs and wall wider in perspective. Then we'll bring the 3D house from Photoshop into After Effects where we'll animate a camera. Finally, we'll create the far background layers in Photoshop and take those layers into After Effects to make them 3D. By the end of this After Effects and Photoshop training, you'll have created a shot with a dynamic moving camera that will look like you were really able to shoot on location in France. Software required: Adobe After Effects CC 2015, Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.

About the author
About the author

Feeding his obsession with film making since he was 13 years old, Evan has built a mountain of industry experience from working on things like 300, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and South Park.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, this is Evan James. Whether you're making an Indie documentary or a big budget blockbuster, you may not always be able to get the footage from the locations you need. Sometimes all you have is a photograph, but, with the power of Photoshop and After Effects combined, you can take that 2D photograph and turn it into a 3D scene with a moving camera. We're going to start off in Photoshop with a photo of a house in France. Then using the Vanishing Point Filter you will define perspective plains. Then we're going to use that 3D information we created to make the roofs and walls wider in perspective. Then we're going to bring the 3D house from Photoshop into After Effects, where we will animate a camera. Finally, we'll create the far background layers in Photoshop, then take those layers into After Effects and make them 3D. At the end of this series of lessons, you will have created a shot with a dynamic moving camera that will look like you were really able to shoot on location in France. So with that, let's get started.