One of the very cool things about Photoshop CS4 Extended is its 3D and animation features. I’ve been playing around with both and this video incorporates some 3D camera moves, animation techniques and Photoshop effects. The best thing of all is that it is all done in Photoshop – all the way from extracting the photographer, creating the flash, clipping it to the image,animating it and exporting it as a MOV file. I’m putting together a post on how it’s done – just thought I’d tempt you with the final results.

This is a 3D animation created in Photoshop. It is composed of multiple layers including the background photo, the guy taking the photos, his shadow and a faux flash. It’s pretty simple to create and showcases some of the features available in Photoshop CS4 Extended.

Helen Bradley