Imagine this: A still image close-up of a hand holding a soapy glass next to a stream of water pouring from a faucet. But wait... it's not entirely a still image. The fingers are motionless, and so is the glass and the faucet. But the stream of water? Well, it has movement. It pours and pours. By definition, a cinemagraph is a loop with some moving parts and some parts that don't move at all.
The point of cinemagraphs is to grab the viewers' attention and in this course Photoshop master Andy Anderson will grab yours by showing you how to make them. Students should have a basic working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and be able to shoot simple videos, or have a source where they can obtain video clips.
- Learn what a cinemagraph is and how to discern between a great one and a good one
- Understand the equipment and software requirements for producing cinemagraphs
- See four different methods for creating cinemagraphs and the best ways to save them
- Discover the best ways to record cinemagraph footage for maximum impact
- Learn how to create an efficient workflow from camera, to computer, to final output
- Explore clip trimming, video masking, unify and tween techniques, and more
Andy Anderson is the author of many best-selling books on graphics and design, including the O'Reilly titles "Integrating Lightroom with Photoshop", "Experimenting with Photoshop Layer Effects" and "Getting Started with Adobe InDesign CC 2015". Funny, engaging, and always on-point, he's worked with Adobe tools since 1990 and has taught Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, and Lightroom to thousands of satisfied students over the past 25 years.