This post was originally published in 2016
The tips and techniques explained may be outdated.
Today’s video tutorial is perfect for photography fans and anyone who enjoys working with motion graphics. It’s an interesting effect that takes a static photograph and brings it to life with subtle movement, often referred to as 2.5D, or the parallax effect. The effect makes use of Adobe Photoshop to cut out an image, then uses the timeline feature to convert the still picture into a video. It works by clipping the image into different areas, then adding subtle movement so that the foreground and background move at different rates to create a slow motion panning effect.