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Give Life to Your Photos: 3D Photography

A simple method to create 3D images with just three materials.

Steps

Step #1:

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Give Life to Your Photos: 3D Photography
  • Guess what? I'm using Paint again!
  • Thanks to Gareth Branwyn for acknowledging my work on the Hovercraft!

Step #2: Preparation

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Give Life to Your Photos: 3D Photography

Make sure you are in a place where the object and/or the background WILL NOT MOVE (this, sadly, means NO PUPPIES!).

Step #3: Taking the Pictures

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Give Life to Your Photos: 3D Photography

Okay. Now we start working. Get your camera in position. Take your first picture. Then, move your camera 3 1/2 inches to the right (this is where you use the tape measure/ruler).

Step #4: Editing

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  • Actually, you're going to use Paint too!
  • Put both photos into the computer.
  • Make your Paint workspace into a square.
  • Draw a thin, black line directly down the middle.
  • Open your first picture, then fit it into the space to the left of your line, then put the second one on the right.

Step #5: How to View

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Give Life to Your Photos: 3D Photography

You need to look at the picture and cross your eyes. You will see two fuzzy versions of your object, one on either side, and a 3-D version in the middle! Enjoy!