Put your stills into motion with cinemagraphs.
A cinemagraph is a still image that contains a trace of subtle motion:
wisps of hair in the breeze, water running through a stream, or a dog’s tail wagging.
You can use numerous tools for creating cinemagraphs, and one of the best is Photoshop. With Photoshop’s masking, compositing, and video features, you can combine the layers of a still image with video that makes a cinemagraph come to life. Photographer, author, and educator Seán Duggan shows you how.
What is a cinemagraph?
Shooting video for a cinemagraph
Choosing video length
Using a layer mask to reveal motion
Creating multiple motion effects in one image
Fine-tuning video clips
Exporting cinemagraphs as animated GIFs or video clips.