A cinemagraph is a mix of still and moving image. The majority of the image is usually still while there’s one or more elements that have movement. Cinema graphs are very popular at the moment at are reasonably easy to complete inside Photoshop.
The tools nested under the Blur tool (Blur/sharpen/smudge) are the only set of tools in the tools panel without a keyboard shortcut. You can however assign a shortcut to them by pressing Ctrl Alt Shift K (Mac: Command Opt Shift K) to open the Keyboard Shortcut editor. Choose “Tools” under the “Shortcuts for” drop-down and scroll-down to […]
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a hybrid of text and a photo, resulting in a text which you can read and a photo visible through it. It’s a cool illusion and I’ve used it for fun and for paid jobs, including one of a musician whose lyrics I put over his headshot. In this tutorial I’ll be using my headshot and I’ll take some writing from my blog and lay it over the top. Let’s begin. It’s worth noting that negative space isn’t really your friend with this technique if you want to retain as much readable text as possible, so I’ve cropped in fairly tight on my background layer. To crop I hit the ‘C’ key in Adobe Photoshop and selected a 1:1 ratio from the toolbar up top, then when I was happy with my selection I hit return. Next up, create a new layer and fill it with black. Select the ‘Create A New Layer’ option from your layers panel:- Then, with your new layer selected, select EDIT > FILL and you’ll get the dialogue box shown below. Make sure you have ‘Black’ selected in the ‘Contents’ box, your blend mode on ‘Normal,’ […]