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Description

After Effects is the go-to Adobe application for creating both simple and complex animations. However, for those users that either don’t have the time to learn an entire new application or simply don’t own a copy of After Effects, Photoshop has incorporated very similar, albeit scaled back, functionality. The Animation Designing Course is designed to teach animation and video rotoscoping techniques to create powerful multimedia projects ranging from laughably simple (think stick figures waving) to more sophisticated and complex.  So, if you are interested to become an animator and want to learn to create stunning animations and video/animation combos, you shouldn’t miss the chance to grab this course.

What Will I Learn?

  • Harness the power of Photoshop to make simple or complex 2-D animations.
  • Animate and draw directly over video clips to enhance or completely transform them.
  • Access a full array of public domain and royalty-free still image and video resources to use in your own unique projects.
  • Capture and animate complex movements with ease by using video as your guide.
  • Create stunning animations and video/animation combos that can be exported as stand-alone movies or brought into other programs to be combined with other 2D and 3D multimedia sources.
  • Make simple but powerful animated GIFS for their websites or social media pages.

Requirements

  • Nothing special is needed before taking this course except for an open mind and a willingness to play and experiment with Photoshop’s animation tools. That said, those who have at least a basic familiarity with Photoshop will be the most comfortable getting started.
  • Free 30 days trials of Photoshop are available from Adobe’s website.

Who is the target audience?

  • This is a great course for those already familiar with Photoshop but who have never used it to do anything with animation or video before.
  • This course is also useful for multimedia artists, animators, and video editors who have never tried adding Photoshop to their tool belt.
  • Beginners and novices to Photoshop can also benefit from this course as you are walked through the entire process of animating over video step by step.

Course Curriculum

Welcome
Introduction to Animate in Photoshop! FREE 00:01:00
Why Use Photoshop to Animate? How I Use Photoshop in Multimedia. A Case Study 00:02:00
Setting Up to Animate in Photoshop: Tools and Resources
Royalty-Free and Public Domain Video Resources FREE 00:03:00
Setting Up to Animate in Photoshop: Windows and Tools 00:03:00
Importing Your Video and Working With Different Video Formats 00:06:00
Make a Quick & Dirty Stop Motion Animation By Adjusting Your Frames Per Second 00:06:00
Assessment – Setting Up to Animate in Photoshop: Tools and Resources 00:05:00
Animating in Photoshop: Some Techniques You Can Try
Drawing Right Over Your Video and Making a Simple Frame By Frame Animation FREE 00:04:00
Using the Onion Skin Options to Make More Decisive Drawings (Frame By Frame) 00:04:00
Use the “Wiggle” Technique to Get More Mileage Out of Your Drawings (Looping) 00:09:00
Let’s Have Photoshop Animate For Us (Position, Scaling, Opacity, Rotation, etc.) 00:11:00
Rotoscoping and Animating the Frame By Frame Way (*The Essence of How I Work 00:12:00
Adding Filters and Other Special Effects to Your Video (For Good or For Evil) 00:05:00
Turning a Video Into an Animated Painting With Brushes 00:06:00
Exporting the Final Video From Photoshop 00:03:00
Assessment – Animating in Photoshop: Some Techniques You Can Try 00:05:00
New: Make Animated Gifs in Photoshop for Your Site or Social Media Pages
How to Create a Simple Animated Gif in Photoshop 00:11:00
How to Create a Quick & Dirty (But Beautiful) Animated Gif Slideshow 00:08:00
Assessment – New: Make Animated Gifs in Photoshop for Your Site or Social Media Pages 00:03:00
Resources and Conclusion
Top Social Media Platforms and Websites For Filmmakers and Animators 00:06:00

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