How to Do 2D to 3D Conversion for Everyone
“If You Can Use a Mouse, You Can do This”
Whether you want to make a simple 3D stereo out of an old 2D, or if you want to create world class conversions of great paintings, the technique for you is among those revealed in this amazing new book.
- Four proven techniques for converting 2D to 3D images are explained, step-by-step, in simple to follow formats.
From instant faux 3D, to BLAZING FAST displacement mapping (depth mapping), instant direct anaglyphic conversions, or precise and perfect layer shifting (pixel shift) for complex conversions, it’s all here. Plus, you can mix and match the methods to suite the image and your needs.
- You’ll learn techniques to salvage images you had thought hopeless, in both 3D and 2D.
- You will be able to combine 2D and 3D images to create totally new 3D effects.
- Best of all, you will have more 3D photography fun playing with the effects in this book than you have had with stereo in years.
The best instruction manual and reference on the art of digital 2D to 3D stereo conversions has been greatly expanded in Version 3 and now covers two additional methods – four in all. Included are:
- The layer (pixel) shift method,
- instant anaglyphic method,
- The displacement (depth) mapping technique,
- And faux conversions
– all using just your image editor.
When you have a priceless 2D family photo, such as The Brennan’s Circus image (shown on the book cover), which just begged to be converted to 3D, there is powerful incentive to accomplish the task.
The Mastering 2D to 3D Conversion tutorial will show you how. This is the easiest to understand, best and most complete “How To” manual on the art of digital 2D to 3D stereo conversions. Nothing else approaches it in clarity, simplicity, and completeness of subject coverage. Within minutes of reading the first chapter you will be making your own 2D to 3D conversions.
- Simple Faux 3D
Starting with fast and easy faux 3D, you will quickly begin to understand every step of the conversion process. Written in clear, easy to understand terms, it contains no confusing theorems or mysterious diagrams. Everyone can use this method to add excitement to existing 3D images, to salvage images with defects, or to convert 2D images to 3D’s. Examples are shown in parallel, cross-view (cross-eyed), and anaglyph formats (online).
- Precise and World Class Conversions
Then, a complete step-by-step tutorial takes the mystery out of the “layer selection and shift” method used by such great conversion masters as Jim Long. This is the most precise and reliable method known, capable of creating perfect results from even the most complex image.
- Blazing Fast and Simple 2D to 3D Conversion
Also included is a BLAZING FAST method to convert 2D images directly to either anaglyph or stereo pairs. The displacement (depth) mapping function included in Photoshop and other image editors gives everyone quick access to great looking 2D to 3D conversions in just minutes. You will be making conversion just as fast as you can read this eye-opening chapter.
Displacement mapping, also called depth mapping, is based on using different shades of gray to create a “map” that the computer can use to determine which objects are closer to, or farther from the viewpoint. This section will guide you rapidly through some hidden Photoshop features and eliminate the confusion by giving you a few simple steps you can apply to achieve quick results. Plus, you will learn some neat ways to improve your conversions.
- Instant 2D to 3D Direct Anaglyphic Conversion
For certain applications, the neatest technique ever revealed is simple to use and easy to understand. With this method you can watch the 3D develop instantly, right before your eyes, as you work. As easy as 1-2-3, convert 2D to 3D almost as quickly as you can load the image and begin to work. This on-the-fly method is very intuitive and allows you to experiment without risk of losing your work.
Instant feedback; with this method you have immediate feedback as you try various things. By seeing the results instantly, you will accelerate your understanding of the concepts.
Available as either a printed book or a downloadable e-book in PDF format, which works GREAT in both Kindle and Nook e-readers, as well as in your computer. Read about it HERE.
- ISBN – 978-0-9817741-2-1
- Spiral bound, color cover, 5.5″ x 8″
- 104 pages in black & white
- Supplementary online files include all images in color in 3 formats (parallel, cross-view and anaglyph)
- Online updates
Downloadable eBook in PDF Format:
- 104 pages
- Online supplements (same as printed version)