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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.