There’s no shortage of methods for creating the partially animated photographs we call cinemagraphs; however, if simplicity and minimal effort is what you’re looking for in cinemagraph creation, the above tutorial by Howard Pinsky is just what you’ve been looking for.
The simple tutorial comes in at only 99 seconds (that’s plus the plug at the end) and details one of the more effective methods for creating a cinemagraph using nothing more than a video file and Photoshop.
Granted, the final result of the tutorial is a video file, a simple video-to-GIF conversion tool will leave you with the file type you’re looking for if you want to share it across the Web.
If you’d like to see more of Pinsky’s Photoshop tutorials, head over to his website, keep up with him on Twitter or subscribe to his YouTube channel. And if you want to see what it looks like when a photographer takes full advantage of the cinemagraph, check out these amazing wedding gifs.