(An old post migrated from http://photoshopelementsbyadobe.blogspot.in) Zoom Effect is one of the famous photography effect which is usually accomplished through lens movement at slow shutter-speed. Some time back, I had written an article for achieving Zoom-Effect using camera lens. Here we shall be talking about process of achieving Zoom-Effect in Adobe Photoshop Elements...
Let's go step by step to achieve this effect from photograph shown below -
1. Launch Editor of Adobe Photoshop Elements and go to File Menu for opening an appropriate file. Here we are taking an architecture photograph, which is quite symmetrical. Photograph opened in Editor will look something like this -
2. Now press CTRL+J to duplicate layers or right click on background layer and select 'Duplicate Layer'. Layer panel will be showing two layers on right side of your workspace like -
3. Now select top layer in Editor and go to Image Menu. Go to Transform option and select 'Free Transform'. Instead of going to menu and selecting this sub-menu, you can simply press CTRL+T.
4. Go to top-left corner of the boundary you see around your photograph and move it upwards to stretch your photograph. Repeat same thing on bottom-right corner. During this make sure that you reduce opacity of layer to around 30%, so that you get to see the effect you are getting on top of main layer. Please have a look at image below to know about the effect we are trying to create.
5. After photograph is appropriately stretched move this selection to place it in center, so that it looks decent. Just check out image below to know the kind of effect it gives.
6. Again press CTRL+J to duplcate layer and again transform to have another layer with 30% opacity. Keep increasing number of layers until you are happy with results.
With more experiments, you can get amazing results. More space around main subject is recommended while shooting a photograph for this purpose.