… for Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Tip #1226: Make Video Look Like a 3D Button

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

This is a fast way to add dimensionality to a 2D video.

Effect Controls settings (top) and the finished effect.

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There’s a little known effect in Premiere that can turn any video into a 3D button. While you wouldn’t use this in a background video, it can create interesting foreground effects. Here’s how it works.

  • Select a clip – ideally, scale it to less than full screen.
  • Apply Effects > Perspective > Bevel Alpha.

The default settings aren’t bad, but you can tweak them in Effect Controls. In this example, I increased the Edge Thickness a lot.


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