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Create a 3D Photo Effect with the GIMP


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Set Up Your Layers
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Create a 3 layer image with a background, photo, and transparent top layer.

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Create a new blank image of the same size as the photo you plan to work with.

Open your original photograph as a new layer in your new blank image. You'll now have two layers.

Add another new layer with transparency. This layer will hold the frame for your 3D photo. You'll now have three layers:

  • Background (bottom layer)
  • Photograph (middle layer)
  • Frame (transparent top layer)
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