How to Create a Cinemagraph in Photoshop

This extensive video tutorial by Aaron Nace from Phlearn takes a look at how to create a Cinemagraph (moving “still” image) using Adobe Photoshop.

As we have noted in the past, Cinemagraphs are a combination of stills and videos – think about them as moving images – most of the image is frozen like a still image however a specific part has motion. Cinemagraphs are usually saved as GIF files and displayed online as unique artistic looking media. In recent years this field evolved and you can find more and more Cinemagraph artists (you can check out some interesting ones on Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg website).

Nace takes us through all the different stages of creating a Cinemagraph – from the shooting process to the editing using Photoshop and saving and uploading the final result to the web. It isn’t very short but it is the most comprehensive guide we have seen to date.

This is not the first time we are looking at creating a Cinemagraph. Howard Pinsky demonstrated in a super short tutorial how to create a Cinemagraph so if you want a 2 min short guide – check it out here.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section (and you can find a lot more Phlearn videos on our special Phlearn subsection).

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