Did you know you can use Photoshop to create really cool stop motion, cinema graph short films? They probably go by a bunch of different names but I know them as “animated .gifs”. Artists and Photographers frequently use them to step through their process of how an image was created. I used this same technique in my recent tutorial Reach for the Stars.
Have you ever thought about creating these for your clients? They would be great to give your clients for their social media. You could have seasonal themes such as leaves floating down in your backgrounds, or even snow-flakes for Christmas themes. These little things get you noticed. They are value added services. Animated .gifs can be created from the images you create in your sessions. Combine your favorite image from the shoot with some overlays and in about 15-20 minutes you could create something that would most certainly get noticed by your client’s friends and family. So with that in mind, tonight I wanted to share with you one of my favorite tutorials on how to create these mini-movies in Photoshop. This tutorial is by Tigz Rice! (Website)
In this tutorial Tigz walks through how she created the following cinema graph of a watch ticking. So creative. This technique is sure to catch a client’s eye. Thank you Tigz!
Take me to Tigz Rice’s Cinema-graph Photoshop Tutorial!
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2 thoughts on “How to bring your images to life! Create a living photo (i.e. Cinema-graph, animated .gif) in Photoshop!”
I gave it a go. It’s not perfect, but I learned from the mistakes I made and it was a fun challenge for me. You can see here -https://kmlcreativestheblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/new-challenge-cinemagraph/
Thank you for sharing this link! It looks great!