How To Animate a Photo-The 2.5D Effect
How To Animate a Photo The 2 5D Effect Photoshop Basics
Learn how to create motion in still photographs, a technique made popular in the film The Kid Stays In The Picture.
In the tutorial above, Joe Fellows shows us how he’s able to bring photos to life using the parallax effect with Photoshop and After Effects.
How To Animate a Photo-The 2.5D Effect Tips
Learn new tips for creating motion in still photographs.
In this follow-up tutorial, artist Joe Fellows answers your questions on how to bring photos to life using the Parallax 2.5D effect.
How To Animate a Photo The 2 5D Effect Photoshop Basics Tips
By-Michael Tierney Motion Designer
In this tutorial, I will show how to bring your images to life-transforming your photos into parallax videos for Instagram with Photoshop.
List of Photoshop shortcuts Guide
To use these keyboard shortcuts, select the Move tool and then select the layer you’d like to use the blending options on.
Shift + + or – = Cycle through blending modes.
Shift + Alt + n ( Shift + Option + n ) = Normal
Shift + Alt + i ( Shift + Option + i ) = Dissolve
Shift + Alt + k ( Shift + Option + k ) = Darken
Shift + Alt + g ( Shift + Option + g ) = Lighten
Shift + Alt + m ( Shift + Option + m ) = Multiply
Shift + Alt + o ( Shift + Option + o ) = Overlay
Shift + Alt + u ( Shift + Option + u ) = Hue
Shift + Alt + t ( Shift + Option + t ) = Saturation
Shift + Alt + y ( Shift + Option + y ) = Luminosity
Manipulating Layers & Objects
If you want to modify an object or get complex with multiple layers, here are several shortcuts you should know:
Control + a ( Command + a ) = Select all objects
Control + d ( Command + d ) = Deselect all objects
Shift + Control + i ( Shift + Command + i ) = Select the inverse of the selected objects
Control + Alt + a ( Command + Option + a ) = Select all layers
Control + Shift + E ( Command + Shift + e ) = Merge all layers
Alt + . ( Option + . ) = Select top layer
Alt + , ( Option + , ) = Select bottom layer
Alt + [ or ] ( Option + [ or ] ) = Select next layer down or up
Control + [ or ] ( Command + [ or ] ) = Move target layer down or up
Control + Shift + [ or ] ( Command + Shift + [ or ] ) = Move layer to the bottom or top
Shift + Control + n ( Shift + Command + n ) = Create a new layer
Control + g ( Command + g ) = Group selected layers
Control + Shift + g ( Command + Shift + g ) = Ungroup selected layers
Control + e ( Command + e ) = Merge and flatten selected layers
Control + Shift + Alt + e ( Command + Shift + Option + e ) = Combine all layers into a new layer on top of the other layers
d = Return the colors in your color picker back to default (black and white)
x = Switch foreground and background colors in the color picker
Control + t ( Command + t ) = Transform your object, which includes resizing and rotating
Saving Your Work for Later
So you’ve finished working on your project and now you want to share it with the world. Save time-saving your project by using these simple shortcuts:
Control + Shift + s ( Command + Shift + s ) = Save your work as
Control + Shift + Alt + s ( Command + Shift + Option + s ) = Save for web and devices
v = Pointer, a.k.a. Move Tool pointer-tool.png (Also: Artboard)
w = Magic Wand magic-wand-tool.png (Also: Quick Selection)
l = Lasso lasso-tool.png (Also: Polygonal Lasso, Magnetic Lasso)
i = Eyedropper eyedropper-tool.png (Also: Color Sampler, Ruler, Note, Count)
c = Crop crop-tool.png (Also: Slice, Slice Select)
e = Eraser eraser-tool.png (Also: Background Eraser, Magic Eraser)
u = Rectangle rectangle-tool.png (Also: Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Line, Custom Shape)
t = Horizontal Type text-tool.png (Also: Vertical Type, Horizontal Type Mask, Vertical Type Mask)
b = Brush brush-tool-1.png (Also: Pencil, Color Replacement, Mixer Brush)
h = History Brush history-brush-tool.png (Also: Art History Brush)
j = Spot Healing Brush spot-healing-tool.png (Also: Healing Brush, Patch, Red Eye)
g = Gradient gradient-tool.png (Also: Paint Bucket)
p = Path Selection path-selection-tool.png (Also: Direct Selection)
h = Hand hand-tool.png
p = Pen pen-tool.png (Also: Freeform Pen)
s = Clone Stamp clone-stamp-tool.png (Also: Pattern Stamp)
o = Dodge dodge-tool.png (Also: Burn, Sponge)
z = Zoom Tool zoom-tool.png
k = Enable 3D Object Tools (in Photoshop Extended only)
n = Enable 3D Camera Tools (in Photoshop Extended only)
Using the Brush Tool
With the brush settings, you can change the size, shape, and transparency of your brush strokes to achieve a number of different visual effects.
To use these keyboard shortcuts, first select the Brush tool by pressing b. brush-tool.png,
or . = Select previous or next brush style.
Shift + , or . = Select first or last brush style used.
Caps Lock or Shift + Caps Lock ( Caps Lock ) = Display precise crosshair for brushes.
Shift + Alt + p ( Shift + Option + p ) = Toggle airbrush option.
You may be interested in the following related articles as well.
- How to Change a Background in Photoshop(VIDEO)
- Sharpen Images In Photoshop Beginners Guide
- Lightroom Tutorial For Beginners
- The Difference Between Photoshop and Lightroom
- Double Exposure Effect
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