Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating and refining masks in After Effects: Part two, part of Pictures that Move: Creating Cinemagraphs with Photoshop, After Effects, Flixel, and Cliplets.
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- This one's a bit easier.…I'm gonna take the pen tool…and simply mark out the area that should be frozen.…Now, one of the options in the pen tool…is to choose RotoBezier.…This makes it easier to make curves…so as you click and drag…you see it starts to become a curved path.…We can freeze these people out…so they are frozen as well as…their reflections in the water.…
And now I just go along the bank of the river.…There we go.…And then close the loop.…Remember, you're going to want to change that…to not simply add but rather, in this case, subtract.…This means that the image up top has become frozen.…If you twirl this down, you can easily adjust the feather…for a gentle transition.…
And if it's going too far in one direction…the expansion property makes it easy to push it…either further away or pull it back in a bit…with a negative value so you have a gentler transition.…Now that we have that, let's look at the video…playing in the water.…You see we have a moving water surface…while the people waiting on the dock…and everything else in the background is locked down.…
- Planning a cinemagraph shot
- Shooting video and time lapses for cinemagraphs
- Combining stills
- Developing a cinemagraph
- Loading image sequences and video
- Creating and refining masks
- Correcting color
- Saving and optimizing GIF images and video
Skill Level Advanced
Design the Web: Animated Loading GIFswith Chris Converse26m 10s Beginner
Photoshop CC Essential Training (2013)with Julieanne Kost14h 58m Beginner
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 36m Intermediate
After Effects CC Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson14h 52m Appropriate for all
Using the exercise files1m 20s
1. What Are Cinemagraphs?
2. Essential Shooting Techniques
3. Developing a Cinemagraph
Bandwidth considerations5m 41s
4. Creating Cinemagraphs with Photoshop
5. Creating Cinemagraphs with Flixel
6. Creating Cinemagraphs with After Effects
7. Creating Cinemagraphs with Cliplets
8. Optimizing the Images
Next steps1m 30s
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