Tag: photo effects

How To Create Interesting Photo Animations: Technique #3

The Double Exposure Effect Double exposure has been a popular effect in photography for a long time. So why not take it to video? For this effect, you’ll need: A high res portrait photoStock video of scenery or an object that isn’t too busySome skill with photoshop https://vimeo.com/260498815 Isolate your subject. Take your portrait photo and bring it into photoshop. You’ll want to separate your subject from your background. If you’ve read the other tutorials in this series, then you know my favorite method for isolating objects. But just in case, here are the steps: 1. Use the quick selection tool to select your object…

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How To Create Interesting Photo Animations: Technique #2

This technique features the puppet tool in After Effects. You won’t be able to do crazy or exaggerated movement with the puppet tool, as it distorts the image quickly. But it works great if you want to add just a hint of the slowest-of-the-slow movement. https://vimeo.com/260480970 For this technique you’ll need: 1. A high-res photo with a subject in action and fairly plain background - an out of focus background is the easiest! 2. Some ability with separating photos in photoshop 3. Patience (listening to some good tunes helps) Separating your photo into different layers. If you’ve read “Parallax Tutorial” (link), then you’ve already read this…

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How To Create Interesting Photo Animations: Technique #1

Manipulating photos and turning them into something new is not only fun, it opens up a whole new arsenal of interesting visuals for you to use. A good photo can communicate a lot - adding energy and life to that photo with movement can communicate even more. The three ways I like to add life to a still photo are: creating a parallax effect, creating false slow-motion using the puppet tool, and using double exposure with portraits. It’s handy to have these techniques in your toolbox - I find it easier to be creative when I actually know what I can do. I used pexels.com…

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