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Video Feedback Infinity Mirror Effect in Photoshop
Tutorials Photo Effects 1351 Views February 27th, 2018

Learn how to create a video feedback loop effect in Photoshop from this quick tutorial for beginners. Create infinity mirror effect in just a few easy steps.

This effect is created by adding picture in a picture in a picture using the resize tool.


The video feedback is the process that starts and continues when a video camera is pointed at its own playback video monitor. A similar effect is the Droste effect or the infinity mirror effect.

video feedback infinity mirror effect in photoshop video feedback infinity mirror effect in photoshop

Open your image in a new PSD file. The images that work great for this kind of effect are computer monitor or TV screens, mobile phone screens, mirrors, frames, etc.

Use the Pen Tool to draw the shape of the computer screen from your image. Call this layer Mirror.

Press Control-J to duplicate Your Image layer and place it above the Mirror layer.

Right click on the Your Image Copy layer and choose Create Clipping Mask.

Press Control-T to resize the image copy to fint on the screen shape.

Select the Your Image Copy layer and the Mirror layer. Drag them to the Create a New Group button to put them into a group. Rename the group Video Feedback 1.

Create the Infinity Mirror Effect

Righ click on the group to Duplicate Group. Name the new group Video Feedback 2.

Go to the Mirror layer inside the Video Feedback 2 group and press Control-T to resize it to fit the smaller screen.

Go to the Your Image Copy layer inside the Video Feedback 2 group and press Control-T to resize and move to fit the smaller screen.

Repeat the Create the inifinity mirror effect step as many times as you want. It really depends on your image size.

So this is the final result for the video feedback loop or infinity mirror effect. This picture in a picture in a picture is also called the Droste effect. This is the effect of a picture recursively appearing within itself.

video feedback infinity mirror effect in photoshop

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2 comment(s) for "Video Feedback Infinity Mirror Effect in Photoshop"

6:45 AM Tuesday, February 27, 2018
cool effect, thank you for sharing!
I used this image reply
6:54 AM Wednesday, February 28, 2018
I am glad you like it! reply

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