Add anaglyph effect to photos in photoshop

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Want your picture to look like a 3D movie picture? In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a 3D anaglyph effect on a photo in Adobe Photoshop. We will create this effect in just 4 steps, let’s get started!

The final result:

Step 1

3D Anaglyph is a stereoscopic effect that contains pictures in two colors intended for the left and right eyes. To create this effect, first open your original image in Photoshop. Try to pick up the original photos with a simple image, because The effect will not look good on photos with high details. In this tutorial, I used a photo of a girl with bright makeup. Double click on the layer with the original photo and in the window that appears New layer (New Layer) give name Layer 1 (Layer 1).

Step 2

Now press the keys (Ctrl + J) to duplicate the layer with the original photo.

Right click on the layer Layer 1 (Layer 1) and in the menu that appears, select the option Options overlay (Blending Options). In settings Extra options (Advanced Blending), uncheck the box next to the letter ‘G’, this letter means the green channel.

Next, go to the duplicate photo layer and repeat the previous steps. Right-click on the duplicate layer and in the menu that appears, select the option Overlay options (Blending Options). Only this time, in the settings Extra options (Advanced Blending), uncheck the box next to the letter ‘R’, this letter means a red channel.

Step 3

It’s time to create a beautiful effect! Choose a tool Move (Move Tool (V)). Go to layer Layer 1 (Layer 1), now press the left arrow key about 5-15 times to move the image to the left.

Now go to the duplicate photo layer. Press the right arrow key about 5-15 times to move the image to the right.

Get ready to wear 3D glasses!

Step 4

Last but not least step. Using tool Frame (Crop Tool (C)), trim the edges of the image. And that is all! Now put on the 3D glasses to see the effect created in action.

Try applying this simple effect on other photos, for example, the same effect on other photos you can see below. Experiment with different objects, play with the displacement of layers with a stereo pair to get interesting results.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on creating a simple 3D effect.

The final result:

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