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Is it possible to take digital artwork and create an anaglyph (3D) version of it in Photoshop (or any similar program)? How?

I would like show some digital artwork in stereoscopic 3D.

I'm aware that for photographs you need two pictures taken from diferent positions. Since I want to apply this effect to digital artwork, I don't know how to create these two pictures.


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To create an anaglyph you need TWO images/photos depicting a scene from two slightly different angles.

Photoshop tutorial available here.

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I don't have two photos because I'm talking about digital artwork. Will make the question more clear. Thanks. – hpique Jun 4 '10 at 9:12
To use any standard anaglyph techiques you'll still need to start with two images. Start with your existing image as the left eye and create a copy for the right eye. On the right eye image, move things (pixels, shapes) horizontally (via Photoshop layers, cut/paste, 'push' tool, etc.) to simulate depth. The greater the horizontal movement, the more "depth" you'll see in the resulting anaglyph. It will take a lot of practise and you'll probably do best to simulate layers at different depths rather than true 3D. With only one starting image, though, an anaglyph will always be a compromise. – Mike Fitzpatrick Jun 4 '10 at 10:29

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