I subscribe to KelbyOne for Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials and tips and hints. Every year, they provide freebies to their members for the 12 Days of Christmas. This year, one of them was a year-long membership to PlotaVerse.
For them who don’t know — I didn’t know until today — it’s a site where you can upload a photo and add motion to it.
NOTE: while not huge, these files a tad larger than usual; Give them a few minutes to load if you have slow Internet service.
For instance, I can take this photo . . .
. . . and this was my second attempt . . .
It also does a very good job of masking the fact that it’s playing a loop of small distortions to the image. However it does it, the illusion of motion is — in my opinion — very good.
I’ve spent a few hours playing with it and I’m learning how to make it do what I want (lots of trial and error).
For instance, this next try was a lot shorter an effort than the first two.
Remember, I’m still learning; there are lots of little flaws with this final product, but I’m happy with it for the amount of time I put in and because I’m still learning.
I can see the potential for making some interesting images . . . for instance . . .
It can be a bit jarring and some people probably don’t like it (I’m sure if ElBob was still with us, he’d have some acerbic comment or other about it).
Like everything else I do, I’ll play with it until I get bored or feel I’ve mastered it as much as I want to (or both).
Here’s the gallery:
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