How To Make 3D Photos On Facebook
The ‘Facebook addicts’ among us may have seen it on their feed. 3D images are very cool and popular on Facebook and make the creativity of many users flow. GizmoConcept will give tips on how to make 3D photos on Facebook on Android and iPhone.
To make 3D photos on FB via Android and iPhone you don’t need to use 3D animation software or the like. Because with just one click and you can create it.
When you’re ready to get started, I’ll tell you to stop wasting time chatting and take action. Come on: make it easy for yourself, take your time to focus on reading the following articles, and most importantly, try to apply the “tips” that I will provide so that you don’t have problems with making 3D photos to share on Facebook. I have nothing more to do than wish you a pleasure to read and enjoy!
What is 3D Photo on Facebook?
In May last year, you could read on various blogs and websites that Facebook was adding a new feature. In October it finally happened and since then the 3D drawing option has been rolled out to more users. The 3D images you’ll see more of on Facebook are photos with a depth effect, which makes the images on your feed, and through your VR glasses, appear more alive. By moving your finger over the photo, you will see, for example, an elephant swinging or you can caress the face of the Mona Lisa (and see how many cracks there are already on the world-famous masterpiece).
Maybe you’ve been to Facebook while reading this blog to check out 3D images. Do you want to start creating cool or funny images to share with all your followers? Here below are tips for making it.
Tools That Support For Creating 3D Images On Facebook
Before we go into details on how to make 3D photos on Facebook let me give you a little bit of initial information that you need to know before moving on. What do I mean? The fact that, as mentioned at the start of the tutorial, to use the features in question, you need a device that supports them
As for the Android display, the devices that support Facebook 3D photos are as follows: Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Note 9, S9+, S10, S10E, S10+, S10 5G and Galaxy Fold; Google Pixel and later, Pixel XL and later, and finally some smartphones released from 2014 onwards (especially if they have a dual-camera setup). Here you will find an updated list.
On the iPhone “iPhone of” front that supports 3D photos on Facebook, however, is from the 6s and all newer models (including iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE 2020, etc.). Here you will find an updated list.
For slope tables there is no need to talk about compatibility as three-dimensional photo creation is done with a depth map that anyone can create using the appropriate software for the purpose – I’ll talk about that more later.
You should also know that 3D photos are not editable, you can only share one 3D photo at a time, and at the time of writing, this kind of content cannot be added to the album. Also, it is not possible to sponsor Facebook posts that contain 3D photos (if they are posted on a Facebook page).
As for the choice of photos to be displayed in three dimensions, I recommend that you use photos that are far from each other and well-defined, to facilitate image processing with Facebook’s algorithm and a striking display. get results. Now that I have clarified these aspects, I think we can finally move on!
How to Make 3D Photos on Facebook Android
Therefore, first, open Facebook from its official application, tap the text field What do you think? is present on the main Facebook screen (above) and if you still don’t see the menu, click the item Add to your post / create a post. Then select the 3D Photo content item in the menu, to select the photo you want to upload in 3D.
For groups or pages you can follow the same procedure, but by clicking on the Create message column Write something… instead of “What do you think?”
After selecting an image, wait for the image to be processed by the Facebook algorithm and displayed in three dimensions. After processing, tilt the device to test the 3D effect applied in real-time and when you are satisfied with the result, press the shared item to publish the content.
How to Make 3D Photos on Facebook Using iPhone
How to make 3D photos on Facebook using iPhone. This is not much different from what I explained in the chapter on Android.
If you haven’t already, go to Facebook from your official app and tap the text field. To post the photo to your profile, press the Create post button if you want to post it on your page or click the text field Write something… if you decide to share it in a group.
Now tap on Photo / Video sound which is in the opened menu, tap on Promote photo to make it three-dimensional, and hit the final element (top right). Now hit the Make it 3D button located at the top of the image and wait for the Facebook algorithm to process it, rendering it three-dimensional.
Once done and you like the final result, you can post the content by tapping on the shared item (top right).
How to Make 3D Facebook Photos on PC
To continue, you will need a depth map, which is a black and white image that shows the depth of a 2D image, using an external solution. In this case, the black part is identified as the farthest, the white part as the closest, while the grey shading creates an intermediate level of depth.
To create a depth map, you need to use an image or photo-editing application. For this tutorial, I chose to use Photoshop, which integrates a variety of tools suitable for the purpose. If you haven’t already downloaded it, this other guide will show you how to download it for free and try it out for 7 days.
After launching Photoshop and importing the photo you want to edit in it (just drag it into the program window to do this), get the Quick Selection Tool by clicking the brush with oval dots in the toolbar on the left (if you don’t see it, right-click on the box arrow or magic wand on the left and select from the menu that opens).
Then set the brush size from the menu at the top (just click the white dot and select the size that is considered the best for selecting the theme with the customization bar ) and place the cursor on the subject while holding down the left mouse button.
If an unwanted part (possibly part of the background) is included in the selection, press the button. alt (on Windows) or Option (on macOS) and place the cursor in the area to exclude from the selection, always holding down the left mouse button.
To improve the selection, I recommend using a quick mask: to activate, press the Q key on the keyboard to highlight all parts of the photo that you have excluded from the selection in red.
Then enlarge the image (via the % menu at the bottom left) and do it properly, including or excluding parts of the photo from the selection. For this, you can return these brushes from the toolbar on the left and after setting the black colour o Blank (each of which is useful for erasing parts of the photo or inserting them into a selection), “give” to the edge made the selection.
Now press the Q button on the keyboard again to remove the quick mask and create a new layer by clicking on the (+) button located at the bottom right corner. Since the part of the image you previously selected is the closest (becomes the subject of the photo), colour it Blank.
To do this, he calls the Paint Bucket tool. Set colour to Blank on the left toolbar, use the colour picker (bottom left) and click inside the selection. Then select a new level with a white theme, click the map icon (bottom right) to create a new group, and drag it to the last group to include it in the group itself.
Now create a new layer by clicking on the (+) button located in the lower right corner and dragging the new layer below the layer you created earlier. Therefore, remember the brush on the left toolbar, click on the box located at the bottom left, and, in the box that opens, set Color: – ash to determine the nearby area (after the main subject).
Repeat the above steps until you have coloured all the “depth layers” in the photo (remember to adjust the black intensity as you move away from the subject).
When editing is complete, turn off the group view (by clicking the eye next to the carpets icon in the layers panel on the right), select the Background layer, go to the File menu > Save As (top left) and, having selected the first name to assign to the file, save the image as a PNG or JPG file (the only format supported by Facebook for the corresponding position), by clicking the save button.
Then reactivate the previously created group by clicking on the eye placed near the folder (bottom right), go back to the menu File> Save As, and write in the text field that matches the same name as the previously saved file and adds a text to the last depth. Then select the format in which you want to save the image (which must be the same as the previously saved image) and click the Save button.
At this point, the maximum has been done. You only need to import two images to Facebook and wait for them to be processed by the social network algorithms. So go to Facebook from your main page, click the Photo / Video item at the top, select the two files you want to import (namely the image and depth map), and wait for them to be processed and “merged” into a three-dimensional photo.
Finally, you only need to click the Public button, to continue publishing 3D photos. Do you see that it is not difficult to do it?
Mustafa Al Mahmud is the Founder and CEO of Gizmo Concept and also a professional Blogger, SEO Professional as well as Entrepreneur. He loves to travel and enjoy his free moment with family members and friends.