Learn to use Photoshop to create cinemagraphs—still images that have moving components.
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Sean Duggan, and in this course, we're going to focus our Photoshop compositing lens on the Cinemagraph. Cinemagraph is an intriguing blend of still photography with just a hint of subtle motion in the scene. It's related to the more common animated gif, but there's usually a more elegant and sophisticated feel to a well-done Cinemagraph. As we explore this interesting medium for creating images that move, we'll cover some things to keep in mind as you're shooting video for a Cinemagraph, as well as cover the basics of how to create them in Photoshop.
Since this series is all about compositing, we'll also be exploring how you can use compositing skills and techniques to transform your Cinemagraph scenes into something more than what was originally photographed. Along the way, we'll be working with Photoshop's video editing features, as well as using layers, adjustment layers, selections and layer masks. We'll finish up with ways that you can export your Cinemagraphs and share them with the world.
- 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