How to Create the 2.5D Effect Using Photoshop CS6 and Motion 5

2.5D effect

Yes, you can use still photos in your video, but that’s so blah. Instead, trying adding a little movement to your photos.

(And I’m not talking about the Ken Burns Effect here — though it’s pretty cool too.)

Here’s a full workflow video (from the member library) that shows you how to create the “2.5D Effect” using a combination of Photoshop CS6 and Motion 5:

It’s an interesting way to add movement to still photos in your video projects.

Like a lot of workflows, there are several different ways to do this, and this video is one example.

I hope you enjoy it!

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  1. Jan Landy says

    Izzy, You are amazingly brilliant and the ultimate instructor.  I wish that I had more time to learn FCP to use it as effectively as you do.  Unfortunately, I have a real life that does not include video editing for a living and thusly, the reason I don’t have the time.   So nice to know that you are out there for those that have the need that you fill perfectly 

  2. Rgrantphoto1 says

    Great video. I m basically a pro still photographer, but video is becoming useful to my clients. I am using FCE for now, but I can see that FCP is essential.

  3. DavidBert says

    Excellent video and the way you instruct is great. 

    I have been editing in FCP for 6 years and always looking to add more tools to my tool box. Your videos are an awesome way of doing that.

    I’ve become a fan of Izzy!

  4. Julia says

    Fantastic!  So clear and easy to follow, and just what I needed for a current project using bg plates.  Thanks much!

  5. Paul Austin Kelly says

    Thanks, Izzy!  This really fired my imagination.  I can’t imagine using it as a replacement for Ken Burnes in a slideshow because it’s so time consuming to achieve but I’m wondering how else it might be used in animating photos or layered montages created in PS.  Very cool!

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