Cinemagraph Photoshop

A Cinemagraph is a still photo with parts that move.  You can create a cinemagraph in Photoshop using the video timeline and layer masking.  Here are some Cinemagraph examples from around the web.

Here’s  a sample:


We will make a couple of these together using some free stock video:

Swan video

Time lapse of clouds over a lake


Sources of video for your own cinemagraph – choose video where there are moving objects but the camera does not move. 

Pexels video


OR shoot your own video using these ideas:
-include yourself in a reflection
-shoot a timelapse
-capture a scene with movement
-make sure that your camera does not move

I was inspired by this tutorial from DevanOnDeck.