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The Complete Guide to Cinemagraph Creation

Using Photoshop and Flixel Cinemagraph Pro

Start now, and create your first professional-quality cinemagraph today.

Do you want to create eye-catching cinemagraphs, but don’t know where to start?

Have you tried figuring it out and failed?

You’ve seen all those awesome cinemagraphs that are always getting shared on Facebook and Instagram, and you’ve always wanted to create them for yourself. But how? Making a Cinemagraph can be done in Photoshop, but can be time consuming and difficult to get right. However, there is an easier way. Let me show you how.

Would you Like to:

Wow your friends and clients.
Increase conversions on your product pages with eye-catching imagery.
Have your work shared on social media, and boost your brand.
Display more info than a photo, but much quicker and more impactful than a video.
Use movement to convey subtle moods and feelings.

You can create amazing cinemagraphs in minutes!

The first time I saw a cinemagraph pop up on my news feed, I couldn’t stop staring at it. I was mesmerized, and I simply had to know how it was done. I did some research, and read how to make them using Photoshop. It was difficult to do the first time around but I quickly created a workflow that makes this process so much easier. Either using photoshop or Flixel Cinemagraph Pro, you will soon be able to easily create cinemagraphs that will wow just about anybody.

What is a Cinemagraph?

In the simplest sense, a cinemagraph is a still photo with parts the image moving. It sounds complicated but I will show you the easiest way to create these magical images. Traditionally, cinemagraphs were created using a small video clip that has been shot on a tripod and then edited in photoshop. While many photographers prefer this way, there are other ways to create cinemagraphs as well. In this tutorial series I am not only going to show you how to create cinemagraphs in photoshop but also using Flixel Cinemagraph pro, a piece of software for the mac that will creates cinemagraphs quickly and easily.

With my workflow, not only can you create flawless cinemagraphs in minutes, you can can even film them using your phone, edit them in either photoshop or cinemagraph pro and then easily share them across all your social media profiles. The whole process from start to finish can take as little as a few minutes if you follow my easy workflow method. By using these techniques, you’ll soon be able to shoot, edit, and upload cinemagraphs - all quickly and easily.

Using my Workflow You Can Learn To Create Stunning Cinemagraphs Like This:

In This Class You Will Learn How to:

  • Create cinemagraphs quickly and easily using my simple workflow.
  • Trim, edit and upload your cinemagraphs to Instagram, Facebook and your Flixel profile.
  • Troubleshoot problems with masking and editing your footage in order to create a smooth cinemagraph.
  • Create a moving Facebook Profile video.
  • Make different types of cinemagraphs to suit your personal style or business interests.


What You Will Need

  • An Apple computer or mobile device
  • Adobe's Photoshop
  • Flixel's Cinemagraph Pro for mac or iOS (free trial available)
  • Footage shot on a tripod (for creating your first cinemagraph)
  • RECOMMENDED: Signing up for Flixel Cloud here


Class Curriculum


  Welcome to the Tutorials
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  In-depth Editing for Specific Subjects
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  Bonus Material!
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Your Instructor


Jason Teale
Jason Teale

I’m Jason Teale, a National Geographic published photographer and a 13-year veteran instructor with a masters degree in Education. I’ve worked in all areas of photography from events to travel. His work can be seen at www.jasonteale.com

In 2015, Flixel named me a "Flixel Wizard" for my innovative use of their app. Now, I’m focusing my efforts on helping others create equally stunning cinemagraphs using Flixel's Cinemagraph Pro.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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When you enroll in The Complete Cinemagraph Creation Course, you’ll receive an exclusive $20 discount off your purchase of the Flixel app. This means you could subtract $20 from your purchase price today if you are planning to purchase the Flixel app. You’ll get lifetime access to this tutorial, plus save $20 off your purchase of the app :-)


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