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CINEMAGRAPH – are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs, forming a video clip. They are published as an animated GIF or in other video formats, and can give the illusion that the viewer is watching an animation (Wikipedia).


CINEMAGRAPH PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL

1. OPEN FILE
• File > Open

2. SETUP TIMELINE
• Set Playback Option > Check Loop Playback
• Adjust timeline magnification

3. FIND AN IN POINT
• Move current-timeline indicator to the new in point (0:00:05:00)
• Click, hold, and drag the beginning of the clip up to the indicator

4. FIND AN OUT POINT
• Move the indicator to the new out point (0:00:02:18)
• Click, hold, and drag the end of the clip up to the indicator

5. DUPLICATE VIDEO GROUP 1
• Click Video Group 1
• Command + J

6. ADJUST BOTTOM LAYER
• Drag bottom layer to the end where it meets with the last frame of the top layer
• Drag the in point of the bottom layer to the left (middle of top layer)
• Drag the end point of the bottom layer to the left so both layers have the same length

7. BLEND THE TWO LAYERS TOGETHER
• Drag the indicator to where the bottom layer starts
• Expand Video Group 1 Copy and click next to opacity
• Drag the indicator a little bit further and click (opacity)
• Change opacity to 0%
• Drag to the end of the clip

8. EXTRACT STILL IMAGE
• Click the Video Group 1 copy
• Drag the indicator all the way to the beginning of the clip
• Command + Alt/Option + Shift + E
• Drag the end point of the image so all layers have same length

9. ADD LAYER MASK
• Click vector mask
• Make sure foreground color is set to black #000000
• Choose brush tool or simply hit B
• Change opacity to about 50%
• Hit \ to see what you are masking
• Hit the spacebar to play/pause while masking the bubble
• Change opacity back to 100%

10. SAVE AS GIF OR VIDEO
• Command + Option/Alt + Shift + S
• Choose GIF
• Looping Option: Forever
• OR
• File > Export > Render Video >Render

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