Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating and refining masks in Photoshop, part of Pictures that Move: Creating Cinemagraphs with Photoshop, After Effects, Flixel, and Cliplets.
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- Now that we've got the composite…of the frozen image, plus the motion,…it's time to create some masks,…and blend the images together.…This is going to involve working…with Photoshop selection tools.…Now, I'm a big fan of these tools,…in fact, I've produced a class…on lynda.com, all about selections,…but I'm going to use two of my favorite tools.…Most of the time, that's going to be…the Quick Selection tool,…and if it's not that, it's the Color Range Command.…Let me show you.…In this case, I'm going to make a simple selection,…using the Quick Selection tool.…
It's located above the Magic Wand.…You can then click on the still,…and drag to make a selection.…What you're looking to do,…is get an area just a little bit larger...…Than the water.…Now that I have that, it's easy…to click the Refine Edge button.…You can take advantage of options…like Smart Radius, or a little bit…of Feathering, to blend the edges in there.…
And even Shift the edge to expand or contract,…so you have a nice, soft selection.…Now, this is great, but the problem is,…
- 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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