Create it easier than you think. The mystery of simulating reality on a 2D screen is creating depth with images. This can be achieved in many ways, from the photo itself to splitting the image into layers, manipulating and applying special effects.
Layering is a tool that can be intentionally applied to the placement of images and objects in a project, as a tool for manipulating images or purposefully in the image itself.
We’ve all seen markup where images are haphazardly placed on top of each other to make it look like a stack of printed photos. You know this technique. And it works by creating a sense of depth, and it feels like you’re going through photos. This is the layering in the design process. Sometimes the effect is obvious, as in this case, and sometimes it is more hidden. Continue reading