Saturday, June 1, 2013

Animate your Stills

By The Editors Published in Photography Software Technique
1) To work with video files, you need Photoshop to be in 32-bit mode. Right-click on the application and go to Get Info to get to that option.
1) To work with video files, you need Photoshop to be in 32-bit mode. Right-click on the application and go to Get Info to get to that option.
8) Open your newly trimmed and rendered video. Go to File > Import > Video Frames To Layers. This is available in Photoshop CS5 and above, and it's a huge timesaver. All of the individual frames have a corresponding layer.

8a) In the Import dialog box, you can refine your clip even more, but if you kept it pretty short in the last phase, you can just go ahead and open From Beginning To End.

9) Once imported and opened, you'll see the individual frames in the Animation Pane and each layer in the Layers palette.

10) Our trimmed clip still left us with a lot of frames and layers. Depending on your cinemagraph, now might be a good time to get even more aggressive with the trimming for length.

11) At this point, you'll need to designate one frame as your static frame. This is the frame that will stand still with the animation happening within it. We've selected Layer 1.

12) Choose the frame and duplicate the layer.

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