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Create in 3D: A PHANTOGRAM


A quick and easy technique for creating phantograms. All you need is: A slide bar, A tripod, PhotoShop & your camera.

Concept and object selection Start with a target or reference rectangle of known size, such as a standard size piece of paper. Phantograms are designed to be viewed at a 45° angle — viewing them on a vertical monitor will not work. Select a size that can be easily printed. For this exercise, a sheet of white letter-size paper is used (size 8.5 × 11 inches). The angle at which the object is photographed is going to be the same as the viewing angle (45°). Select an object/subject that has some height and stands up from a flat surface. The entire object must lie within the reference rectangle when viewed from