Cinemagraphs & Beyond

Cinemagraphs are intriguing images that combine a still photograph with a trace of motion somewhere in the scene. In this project-based episode, host Seán Duggan shows you how to create cinemagraphs in Photoshop CC, and then takes you beyond the basic cinemagraph. In addition to the video editing capabilities, this project uses core Photoshop features such as adjustment layers, layer masks, filters, and smart objects, to modify the image and video clips to create a partially hand-colored look, as well as applying blurring filters to video clips. Finally, the finished file is resized, optimized, and exported as an animated GIF that can be shared on the web. Curious as to what a cinemagraph is? Check out the images below!

Links Relevant to this Episode

TheFIX 039: Video Editing in Photoshop     |     TheFIX 034: Photoshop Smart Objects
Seán Duggan: Creative Video Compositing in Photoshop     |     FOTOfusion 2016,  Jan 19 – 23





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Where’s Seán?

Seán’s latest online courses Photoshop Compositing Project: Replacing a Sky,  Landscape Photography: Iceland, and iPhone & iPad Photography with iOS 9 were recently published at Check out his website to learn more about his photography, workshops, and his other courses