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Make your Photos come to Life with Cinemagraph (Premiere Pro)

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Adobe Premiere Pro Tutorials

Cinemagraph, GIF, premiere pro

How to make a Cinemagraph in Adobe Premiere Pro. Bring your photos to life by adding a subtle motion into the picture which you can export to a loopable GIF.

In the modern times of today we communicate more through social media or other mediums then in real life. We live in a society where emoticons resemble our emotions and are the means to express our-selfs. But what if you want to do something more special then a smiley, because sometimes you need more to express yourself. In this tutorial we will explain how you can create stunning Cinemagraphs from scratch.

Everybody knows GIF’s and their power to perfectly describe the situation. With a Cinemagraph you have the same power of a GIF combined with a photo. This combination of a still frame and a moving object will emphasize the Cinemagraph even more, creating a bigger effect. And as GIF’s are often created from movies or series, Cinemagraphs can be created from everything. You just need a cool idea, photo or clip and the know how. But that’s why we are here!

Cinemagraphs aren’t just perfect for the chatting sessions between your bff’s. They are also often used in advertising campaigns on social media and websites. For example can this be a very good strategy on Instagram, where one moving picture can stand out between the million still ones. Also can they be very handy on a website, as they are small in file size and draw attention to them.

Cinemagraph- Coco Desk
Cinemagraph- Armani coffee

This is our Cinemagraph


Exporting Your Cinemagraph

Exporting your GIF has became very easy in the new Premiere Pro. You just have to go to File > Export > Media or just press CTRL/CMD + M and this will open the export screen. Here you just have to select Animated GIF in the format settings, press export and that’s it!


This video was supported by Videoblocks, an easy to use site full of stock footage, vector images, stock photos, music, sound effects and more.

3 thoughts on “Make your Photos come to Life with Cinemagraph (Premiere Pro)”

  1. Sir,
    I reside in India and a retired person with age72. I cannot pay in US dollar. Will you kindly allow me to pay me in Indian rupees and also at discount rate. I am not going to use this for any business purpose. This is just for addition to my knowledge,hence the request. I like your
    coffee flowing in a mug very much.I have seen it more than 10 times, and I wish to learn the the way you have created.It is fantastic.

    Yours truely,
    Sangli,Maharashtra,India 416416

  2. An Impressive article on Film making, i too got passionate with the film making,video editing etc. After reading your article i came to know about some software what we can use to edit photos and videos.


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