Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Photoshop Cinemagraph Tutorial: Start to Finish.
- [Voiceover] If you are a premium member of lynda.com then you have access to the exercise files that I'll be using throughout this title. Once you have downloaded the Exercise Files folder to you computer, you'll see that I've organized all the images and video clips that we'll be working on in this course, into different folders based on the different chapters. In addition to the source video and still files for each exercise, I've also included the finished layered Photoshop files. If you're not a premium subscriber, then you won't have access to the exercise files that I'll be using, but if you have a camera that will shoot video as well as a tripod, you can make your own video clips and follow along with your own files.
One thing to be aware of when you're working with video files in Photoshop is that the video file that you open is not necessarily embedded into the Photoshop file that you save. Rather the Photoshop file is pointing to the location of the actual video file on disk, so the location of the ecxercise files you download should be kept the same. If for some reason one of those files gets moved, you may see a message like this when you're opening one of the project files, and this is Photoshop telling me that it can't locate the video file.
It tells me the location where it thinks the video file should be, and it allows me to re-link to it, so I'll just click the re-link button, and go out to the Exercise Files folder, and here it is right here. It's gotten moved from outside of the Chapter Two folder, so I'll just click on that, click Open, and we can see the check mark there, and then I'll click OK. And now I can work on the video file.
- What is a cinemagraph?
- Shooting video for a cinemagraph
- Choosing video length
- Looping video
- Organizing layers
- Using a layer mask to reveal motion
- Creating multiple motion effects in one image
- Fine-tuning video clips
- Exporting cinemagraphs as animated GIFs or video clips