How to create Facebook 3D photos in Photoshop

Apr 20, 2019

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

How to create Facebook 3D photos in Photoshop

Apr 20, 2019

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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You know those Facebook photos where you move your phone or your mouse and they move. Kinda like making you feel you are in the photo? Well, Unmesh Dinda totally nails it in explaining to to create those photo directly from your PC (ok, ok, or Mac) and upload them to photoshop.

The trick is done using depth maps. And as you may guess, those are maps that tell Facebook what is the depth of each part in the photo.

You can see such photo here, just move your mouse around (or move your phone) and see how the objects move within the photo.

This is what the photo looks like before adding depth to it:

The first part is to create a depth map. This map is simply a black and white image where close objects are white and far away objects are black. A map looks kind of like this:

The second part is telling Facebook that you are uploading a photo with depth information. You do this by uploading two photos together. One photo called photo, and the other one called photo_depth. This is it.

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One response to “How to create Facebook 3D photos in Photoshop”

  1. Dian Arismawan Avatar
    Dian Arismawan

    Hello Udi, I made an apps based on this technique. It turns quotes into image with depth for facebook. Have a look: https://quotescover.com