I'm sure there is some "Ken Burns effect with perspective" effect out there in Ulead Video Studio, Magix or any of those and it may be part of plug-ins like FXFactory and NewBlueFX, but if you don't have access to any of those tools, that's not going to help you much, either. If you couldn't get it to work in PS, then you had poor advise. Should be easy enough using the Animation palette in combination with 3D layers...
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This is sometimes called the Kid Stays in the Picture effect. It involves separating foreground, middle ground, and background elements into different layers. You do this by duplicating the original layer then masking out the various elements and then cloning in or painting in the missing areas. For example, if you have a girl standing in front of a bench that's in a park you'll want to duplicate the layer 3 times, mask out everything but the girl from the top layer, mask out everything but the bench in the middle layer but paint in the bench where the girl is covering it, then paint out the girl and the bench from the background or bottom layer.
There is no one click solution. Once you have your layers then you can create the animation in any program that will create multi layered animations. This process isn't quick, it takes some fairly advanced Photoshop skills, and it takes the right kind of original photograph.
Google Kid stays in the Picture Effect and you'll find a half dozen detailed tutorials on the subject.
It's 99% likely that your example video was made in After Effects - it's the ideal tool for the job.
Paul Tuersley's pt_Multiplane Script makes these jobs a lot easier. Once the hard part is done (building the layers in PS) you import the PSD to AE as a comp and apply the script. Then you can shift the layers around in Z space and they automatically rescale to retain their visual proportion. Well worth a couple of bucks!
Here's a TVC I made a few months ago. The second half of the TVC is all stills built that way. (Whoever put it on YouTube did a shocking job, it looks awful, but you get the drift.)
Andrew, thanks for the link, fine work! and thanks for the link to the plugin script thingy.
I only wish to add this to the thread:
Wedding shooters have been doing these moves for a long time and they have shared techniques within their online communities for just as long. Sya they shoot the bride in a wheat filed. They cut her out, clone the filed to fill the hole, animate. However, it took some AE wonks to point out to them that it would be far easier if they just shot a clean plate, the filed without the bride, instead of trying to fill the hole she left.
I just wanted to thank everyone for taking the time to reply to my question.
Unfortunately I haven't been able to respond as I wished to because I'm finishing off a project that dragged on a little longer than planned.
I had a quick look at the replies but I haven't been able to give them my proper attention. I should be able to do this and then get back to you all within the next day or so but I didn't want any of you to think that you had wasted your time.
Thanks for the information on Photoshop CS5 Extended and for the information about the other software.
I don't have any of these tools at the moment but I am happy to buy one. However considering that it is really for this one effect I don't want to pay for After Effects.
Also I am going to upgrade both of my current Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop installations so I guess that if I can use CS5 Extended or one of the other cheaper products for the effect then that would be great.
I'll have to look around to see what's about.