How to Create a 3D Effect in Photoshop 

How to Create A 3D Effect in Photoshop | Retouching Blog

In this super easy tutorial, I will show you the step by step process to creating a 3D effect for your images in Adobe Photoshop. This can make an awesome effect for your creative projects. You can follow along with your own image, or use the image I used for the tutorial. You can download it here

1. Open an image in Photoshop

How to Create a 3D Effect in Photoshop | Retouching Blog

2. Duplicate Background Layer

Duplicate by right clicking the background and selecting Duplicate. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Cmd+J to duplicate. 

How to Create a 3D Effect in Photoshop | Retouching Blog

3. Select the Duplicate Layer and open Layer styles.

Open the Layer Style panel by double-clicking the Layer

How to Create a 3D Effect in Photoshop | Retouching Blog

4. Uncheck the Red Channel. Press OK. 

In the Advanced Blending section of the Layer Styles panel, uncheck the box next R (red channel). Click Ok.  

How to Create a 3D Effect in Photoshop | Retouching Blog

5. Nudge the layer to show the effect. 

With the top Layer selected use the Arrow Keys to nudge right or left multiple times to reveal the 3D effect. 

 

How to Create a 3D Effect in Photoshop | Retouching Blog

All Done!

 
How to Create a 3D Effect in Photoshop | Retouching Blog
 
Now let see you try it with your favorite pic! Share your pic below in the comments. (works if you have a Disqus account)