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How to Make Cinemagraph with Photoshop CS6 by Aaron Nace from PHLearn

Posted on August 10, 2012 in Photography, Tips

How to Make Cinemagraph with Photoshop CS6 by Aaron Nace from PHLearn

Guys, check out this cool Photoshop tutorial video below that I recently found on PHLearn. Aaron Nace will walk you through creating a cinemagraph image using any camera and Adobe Photoshop CS6. Cinemagraph is a type of pictures wherein only a small part of the picture has motion, while the rest of the image remains still. Imagine 20% GIF + 80% JPG. Microsoft has their own version of the software, which they call Research Cliplets. I gave it a spin when Microsoft released it, but it wasn’t as intuitive as I was hoping. Watch the simple tutorial video below, and you should be ready to create your own cinemagraph in no time!




  1. Isaac August 19, 2012

    This is probably the best cinemagraph tutorial I’ve seen on the web:) I do however have a few questions; is it possible to make high quality gifs from raw or 5k images? Am I able to work with gif files in final cut pro 7? What is the best workflow or compression settings for making cinemagraph movies for Vimeo if they are essentially intended for the web?

    Thank you in advance

    • Tam Nguyen August 19, 2012

      I’m sure you could make cinemagraph from any types of picture. However, keep in mind, the file size might get too big for web purposes.

      I’m not a fan of Apple product, so you’re on your own with Final Cut Pro.

      Here’s some guideline for making videos for Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/help/compression

  2. Bkkluw3 October 21, 2012

    Hi, this is a great tutorial, but i’m having a problem, as i’m trying to save for web, it says a unknown problem occured. I did everything as the tutorial said, anyone else having this?

  3. doorffej April 4, 2013

    I am having a problem when I add a layer it is adding the layer AFTER the clip in the sequence. I cant seem to add it in without creating a new video group, which will not allow the layers to interact with each other.


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