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I'm trying to create a 3D version of a screenshot. Something like this:

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How can I do that? I know somehow to do this in Photoshop? But I was wondering if there is a free software or online tool for this?

  • Are you asking how to do this in Photoshop? GIMP is free and you could use that. What have you tried though? – AndrewH Aug 19 '15 at 21:12
  • I was wondering if there is a tool that does this automatically? I mean gets the photo and creates the effect above. – Vahid Aug 19 '15 at 21:13
  • You could create an action to do this automatically in Photoshop. I am sure you could also create the same action in GIMP. There might be an action already created for this. I doubt there is any online tools that would do this effect specifically, maybe something close to this. – AndrewH Aug 19 '15 at 21:18
  • @AndrewH Thank you so much, I will try to search more or right one myself. – Vahid Aug 19 '15 at 21:19
  • possible duplicate of How to create this realistic glossy preview of a business card? – benteh Aug 20 '15 at 10:51
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You got it right when you said Photoshop, and it's pretty easy, too. You have your screenshot, another one at the bottom turned 180° and erased a little plus some transparency for the reflection effect, then select both and transform with perspective and distort.

All you have to do now is play with a layer and a selection of your desired shadow colored black. Blur, eraser and stuff...

That'll be all, so if you get your hands on Photoshop, this is the way to do it.

PS: If you already have Photoshop, why not tackle this head on, rather than wasting time looking for a action on the internet or for a tool that will probably not do it exactly as you want? It's a simple process and for an experienced user it takes less than a minute. For someone with little Photoshop knowledge it will probably take 30 minutes but you will spend more trying to find a tool that generates this automatically. Just my opinion, good luck with whatever approach you may choose.

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Vahid, I'm sorry to say that the best tool to create such effect is probably Powerpoint... Copy/Paste the image inside a ppt presentation then add effect (reflection and 3d shadow), and then save everything in jpg.

As you can see...

And btw i think also open office can do something similar. Otherwise use photoshop, but it can be much more difficult to have the same effect.

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