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Add parallax effects to watch faces

Use Gyro effects to create a watch face with parallax effects, with the background image and foreground images moving at different speeds. The following example shows how to create a watch face that shows a person floating in the water in a circular tube. The example shows three images: the tube shadow, waves, and a person sitting in the middle of the circular tube.

  1. Use a design tool such as Photoshop to create a background image and PNG images. 

  2. In GWD, place the background image (tube shadow) first, then overlay it with the wave image and the person in the circular tube image, in that order.

  3. Apply these Gyro effects to each image:

  • Tube shadow

    • In the Gyro X tab, inner pivot Y: +10 px to -10 px.

    • In the Gyro Y tab: inner pivot X: +15 px to -15 px.

  • Waves

    • In the Gyro X tab, inner pivot Y: +10 px to -10 px.

    • In the Gyro Y tab: inner pivot X: +10 px to -10 px.

  • Person in the tube

    • In the Gyro X tab, inner pivot Y: -35 px to +35 px.

    • In the Gyro Y tab: inner pivot X: -40 px to +40 px.

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