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Embedding a Video into an Image with Photoshop CC

We all want to have super jam up social media accounts, right? Well today I am going to help you take your social media to the next level! Instead of posting a plain old photo or simple video, how about combining the two? Although it may seem daunting, embedding a video into an image with Photoshop CC is surprisingly easy. But first, here is a real life example I created for my own Instagram.

In my personal experience, embedding a video into an image with Photoshop CC just seemed like something for a video editor and outside of my scope of knowledge. I fiddled around, read a bunch of articles, and watched a ton of videos and I eventually figured it out! A general knowledge of clipping masks, layers, and general editing in Photoshop is needed for you to be able to accomplish this task.

In this video, here is my simplified version that covers pretty much everything you need to know. You will see me creating the above example that I created this to advertise the my travel art prints. I wanted to give potential customers an idea of what a picture would look like in a matted frame. I think the image I am using was a free stock image I got on Creative Market or Pexels a while ago.

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Embedding a video into an image with Photoshop CC

But this trick does not only have to be used for you to sell your travel photos (or whatever you sell). You can also do this to showcase some of your travel videos in a cool and unique way. In this next example, I embedded a video into an image with Photoshop CC by clipping it to mockup photo that I turned into a PS document. You will see the beautiful Kravica Falls in Bosnia in the small Instax polaroid frame!

The possibilities are endless!

If you have another idea on how else to use this trick for your social media, comment below!


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Sami Mastrario
Sami Mastrario

The cool aunt. Plant novice who loves to travel to cool places, eat unadventurous food, and take pretty photos.

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