What I’d like to do instead is to scan the couple, separate them from the overall picture in another layer, and maybe have them appear to come closer as the rest of the church fades back – essentially two different Ken Burns effects on two different images from the same picture.
Another example might be to slightly move just one image from right to left while keeping the entire picture static. I’ve seen this type of effect in commercials, and I really like it.
In research, it appears that After Effects CS5 has a roto brush that can possibly do this (at least it can separate images). I’m making an assumption that one would use this tool to do what I want to do as mentioned above. I’d love to have AF CS5 – but for the two to four times I use it a year, I can’t justify the price.
1) Is there a term for this technique?
2) Are there tools/apps that are not overly expensive that could facilitate the same process?
3) Are there tutorials that could assist me in doing this?
I have both a PC and a Mac. I have thought of ways of doing this manually, but none are efficient. Surely someone has the answers!
Thanks in advance.
NOTE: I currently do NOT have any version of AE. I tend to use Paint.NET or GIMP for layer
Here are some links that will get you going in the right direction:
Basically, you just need to cut your image up into pieces, place those pieces in 3D, and animate a camera.
The trickiest bit is reconstructing the background behind your subjects so that you don't just see a hole when you move the camera so that you can see "behind" you subjects. Within After Effects, there are several techniques for cloning the background, but the best way on a still image is probably to use content-aware fill in Photoshop.