Video Tip: Create 3D Floor Graphics with Photoshop | LexJet Blog

Video Tip: Create 3D Floor Graphics with Photoshop

You can give your floor graphics the appearance of coming right out of the ground with this step-by-step video that walks you through manipulating your graphic using Photoshop.

shark attack!To create anamorphic art with a 3D illusion, you’ll need to download the LexJet Anamorphic PSD Template. You’ll use this along with your original graphic file to make the magic happen.

The video above shows you how to:

  • Size your graphic
  • Work with your graphic in the template file
  • Maintain image resolution
  • Morph the image to the proper perspective
  • Create a path for contour cutting
  • Save your ready-to-print file

Use a one-step, self-adhesive product like panoRama Walk & Wall for an easy-to-install, slip-resistant floor graphic that will really stop people in their tracks.

Shellie has more than 20 years of experience in the print publication industry as a content strategist, editor and writer. She has partnered with printing, photography and graphics professionals on a wide variety of publications and printing projects. At LexJet, she writes about customer experiences, industry trends, new products and the latest inkjet printing innovations.


  1. The Anamorphic PSD template is broken, might want to fix that. Cool idea!

  2. What is the point of saving the Illustrator path file? Is it being used in a cutting system? thanks

  3. Hey Shellie ,
    Thanks for the great template.
    I have one question please. I couldnt understand what Il need to enter in image size for the following outcome.
    I have fairly big image of an apple and I want to make it a 5cm tall on top of A4 print should I enter the values
    2.Do I need to constraint Proportion in the image size
    3.It seems that on video the effect looks more real than real life any thoughts why is this happening?

    thanks a lot in advance

    • From our PhotoShop expert, here you go:
      1. Since you’d like the final image size to be 5cm tall, enter 5cm for the height.
      2. The image size width and height should be linked to constrain proportions
      3. The best effect depends on the position and angle you’re viewing the print. In the video we positioned our camera at the right place to give it the best 3D effect.

  4. Hi Shellie

    This is wonderful. Could you please advise if the same template be used for raised fonts on the floor?

    Thank you so much

    • Yes, you can create 3D text in Photoshop and use this template to give it the illusion it’s raised off the floor. Give it a shot and send us a photo!

  5. Hi Shellie,

    This template and how-to is brilliant, thank you. Can it also be applied to images designed to be on a desktop please – i.e. higher in view than the floor – and is the process the same or do settings need changing? I’m trying to make text appear 3D on a brochure when it’s flat on the desk.
    Many thanks

    • Yes, this template will work with any images, but the key is the viewing position. We printed a smaller desktop size version of our file, and as you can see in the attached photos, it looks 3D when you take a photo of it from the right angle, but also looks distorted when viewing it too close.

      • Many thanks for your reply Shellie. Love the pictures!!

        I’m finding that the desk-top images I’ve done look really good through a camera or with one eye shut (!), and at a very oblique angle, but human stereoscopic vision used that close to the image just ruins the 3-D effect. I have no idea how to combat that for a printed magazine cover. Maybe it’s just that I’m trying to do it with text?

  6. nice idea. thanks

  7. Shelly, let me ask you how can I have the same 3D effect in walls? Do you have any template to do it?

    • Great idea! We don’t have a Photoshop template for wall art currently, but thanks for the inspiration. We look forward to creating one to share.

  8. Adel Albabtain

    we tried to make 3D image we did every thing as shown in the video, but we always get a distorted image. why is that?

    • Hi Adel – It’s distorted on purpose so that when you’re viewing it from the right position it looks 3D.

      • Adel Albabtain

        Can you explain to me how we preserve the original image quality.

  9. Hi, Shellie, really helpful tutorial.
    I was wondering if this template and tutorial can work for 3D epoxy flooring? Like if we are working for an image for a whole floor then will we enter the size in inches or feet. Secondly, since it is not an illustration but a whole design like an image, how will we add contour cutting lines? If you can guide me a little on this, I would be really helpful. Thank-you.

    • Position for viewing the effect is key. You could do an entire floor, however the 3D effect can only be seen from one position of the room. Similar to large chalk art designs that are done on city streets, they look like an abstract design until you stand in the viewing spot. The template provided is scalable from inches to feet if you wanted to go big.

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