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Learn to combine video with your images to create a mesmerizing and immersive photographic experience. Cinemagraphs combine the communication speed of photography with the attention-grabbing quality of motion to help gain attention for work. In this lesson, we’ll explore a few different techniques for compositing, masking, and looping video in Photoshop in order to create a compelling animation that can be used for advertising, social media, or to simply enliven a static photo.
Download the project files and follow along with Chris as you learn the following:
- Adding video to a Photoshop file
- Working with Smart Objects
- Creating keyframe-based animations
- Masking video with Layer Masks
- Making video loop seamlessly
- BONUS: Stabilizing hand-held phone video
If you’d like to follow along, download the project files, and be sure to have the latest version of Adobe Photoshop installed on your computer.
Download the project files:
Woman in Winter Scene
Preparing Barbecue Outdoors
White Snow Falling