A cinemagraph is a still photograph that contains a minor, repeated movement that is looped seamlessly to give the illusion of a never-ending animation.
Photoshop instructor Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect has come up with a handy tutorial that shows you how to create a cinemagraph or an animated GIF with a smooth, endless loop in Photoshop. Learn how to use the timeline feature, keyframes, and blend modes to create a continuous video clip and turn that into a looping GIF. Watch below.
00:43 – Importing stock video
01:36 – Placing guides
02:23 – Working with the timeline
04:35 – Using Blend Modes
05:10 – Masking
06:32 – Creating an endless loop
09:57 – Exporting your file
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