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Learn How to Do the Stereoscopic Effect from This Top Photographer

Learn How to Do the Stereoscopic Effect from This Top Photographer
IMAGE YouTube/Magic Liwanag
You know, that cool 3D photo effect.

If you’ve ever scrolled through your feed and stopped at a cool moving OOTD photo—yes, photo not video (though it’s published as a video)—you might have been awed by the stereoscopic effect. It’s one of the cool editing tricks top events photographer Magic Liwanag has up his sleeve.

By definition, the stereoscopic effect is an illusion that tricks the eyes into perceiving a three-dimensional object when viewing 2 flat perspective images at once. It makes use of stereoscopy wherein each eye is presented with 2 separate 2-dimensional images that come together in the brain, giving the perception of depth. 

It's a lot to take in, we know, so take a look at these examples to see what we mean.


In his YouTube channel, Magic walks you through the steps to achieve this effect. He says all you’ll need are a camera, Adobe Photoshop to edit the effect, and subject to star in your image. He’ll run you through how to take the photos needed to how to piece it together through photo editing. You’ll find that while you will also need to use multiple images, the effect is very different from that of a gif.

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Watch and learn in the video below.

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