Intro

‘Stop-motion’ still photography is going to be another of this year’s visual trends. For this form, you combine photos to show a character moving through a scene – indicating motion or them doing an action and building a narrative.

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To build these images, you follow a process similar to those used to create stop-motion films by the likes of Aardman – shooting a series of photos from exactly the same position, but moving objects between them. But instead of turning them into a film, you combine the photos in Photoshop to create a still that tells the story.

In this tutorial, photographer Tigz Rice covers everything from setting up and taking your images to aligning them in Photoshop and merging them together using layer masks.

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