In this tutorial you will learn how to spruce up your presentations with 3D images (also called out-of-bounds images). And the best thing about this method is that you can easily and quickly pull it off in PowerPoint. You do not have to be a master artist or graphics artist to implement this method to make stunning 3D pictures. All you need is proper guidance, a computer, and an idea of what you want to achieve. Here are the steps:
Open Photo Editor: If you are using Windows Photo Editor then you would be surprised how easy it is to convert your plain 2D photo into 3D photo using this software. Simply select your selected image from your computer’s desktop, under the region or folder named “images” click on the “drop down” icon of “depth of field” and choose the option of “depth from”. Another thing you need to know is that if you are using Mac OSX then you need to install the Photos software on your machine before you can use this tool. If you have Windows however then simply follow the above procedure. And in case you did not install Photos on your PC then simply open the folder named App Photos and the Photos app should open.
Use Layers: If you want to convert your simple 2D images into 3D pictures then you will have to master the technique of creating multiple layers of depth by cropping your image. To create multiple layers simply go to the view option in the lense (three dots in portrait view). Then choose the “layer” drop down menu. Another simple step-by-step tutorial on how to do it is available on my blog link below. Once you are done with cropping you will have to pick the color from your photo to blend the layers.
Create Pop-outs: You can also make a 3D picture out of two different types of images. If you want to try and create 3D pictures with your basic two-dimensional image then just open them in Paint and once you are through with the first image, open the picture of the same shape but in a different shade. Select the shade from the palette and use the “pop-out” icon to place it on your canvas. A few simple steps and you have made yourself a 3D pop-out.
Create Eye Boxes: You can also use the pop-out effect when cropping your images but this time make the eye box a slightly different angle so as to create a 3D effect. It is important that when you are working on the perspective of the picture, that you hold both images in front of your face. If you hold one picture in your hand while cropping the other image then the result would be a flattened appearance of the object because your eye is naturally drawn to the slightly different angle of the second image. This will help you with the appearance of depth.
Select the second image and open it in Paint, then go to “Properties”, then click on the “depth from” drop-down menu and select the desired number of pixels. Click on the “skew angle” drop-down menu to control the random rotation of the portrait mode. That’s all! You now have a professionally designed professional looking 3d pictures that will astound everyone.