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Grow your 2D Animation skills

Want to learn how to create traditional 2D animation, like the classic cartoon style animations of old? You've come to the right place! With Pluralsight's vast library of course offerings you can find several 2d animation courses to help get you started, or to help you master your skills. Whether your project revolves around film, gaming, or something else, you're sure to find a 2d animation course that is right for you.

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Level up your 2D Animation skills

Ready to take your 2D animation skills to the next level? Explore the expert-led courses below and start learning from the pros with real world experience. From intro animation techniques to more advanced 2D computer animations, you'll find what you need.

Top 2D Animation paths

Top 2D Animation courses

After Effects CC Creating Your First Animation
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After Effects CC Creating Your First Animation
Jeff Hurd
Beginner
3h 46m
Creating a 3D Shot with a 2D Photo in After Effects and Photoshop
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Creating a 3D Shot with a 2D Photo in After Effects and Photoshop
Evan Clarke James
Intermediate
33m
NUKE for After Effects Users
Course
NUKE for After Effects Users
Laura Hawk
Beginner
3h 56m
Layering for 2D Computer Animation in Photoshop
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Layering for 2D Computer Animation in Photoshop
Joshua Samson
Beginner
47m
Animate CC Dynamic Anime Action
Course
Animate CC Dynamic Anime Action
Eric Lee
Intermediate
4h 28m
Exploring the 2D Features in Unity
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Exploring the 2D Features in Unity
Joshua Kinney
Intermediate
2h 18m
Creating a 2D Animated Character for Unity
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Creating a 2D Animated Character for Unity
Shane Whelan
Intermediate
3h 51m
Animate CC Animation Techniques
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Animate CC Animation Techniques
Eric Lee
Beginner
5h 49m
Beginning 2D Computer Animation in After Effects
Course
Beginning 2D Computer Animation in After Effects
Joshua Samson
Beginner
54m
Creating a Poseable 2D Character in Illustrator
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Creating a Poseable 2D Character in Illustrator
Alex Hernandez
Beginner
1h 38m
Animation Fundamentals: Animating a Ball Bounce
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Animation Fundamentals: Animating a Ball Bounce
Mark Masters
Beginner
1h 22m
Intro to 2D Side Scrollers in Unreal Engine
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Intro to 2D Side Scrollers in Unreal Engine
Patrick Haslow
Beginner
3h 11m
Unity 2D Fundamentals - Character Control
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Unity 2D Fundamentals - Character Control
Brian Sinasac
Beginner
2h 35m
CSS Animation with Transition and Transform
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CSS Animation with Transition and Transform
Sandy Ludosky
Beginner
2h 9m
Rigging a 2D Character in Unity Using IK
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Rigging a 2D Character in Unity Using IK
Shane Whelan
Intermediate
1h 57m
Unity 2D Fundamentals - Obstacles and Enemies
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Unity 2D Fundamentals - Obstacles and Enemies
Brian Sinasac
Beginner
2h 30m
Animating a Multi-Plane Scene in Toon Boom Animate Pro
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Animating a Multi-Plane Scene in Toon Boom Animate Pro
Kurt Jones
Beginner
47m
Unity 2D Fundamentals - Practical Particle Systems
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Unity 2D Fundamentals - Practical Particle Systems
Brian Sinasac
Beginner
3h 9m
After Effects CC Shape and Type Animation
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After Effects CC Shape and Type Animation
Chad Troftgruben
Intermediate
4h 10m
Introduction to Toon Boom Animate Pro
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Introduction to Toon Boom Animate Pro
Kurt Jones
Beginner
2h 57m
Logo Animation for Motion Designers in After Effects
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Logo Animation for Motion Designers in After Effects
Laura Hawk
Intermediate
4h 2m
After Effects CC Building on the Fundamentals
Course
After Effects CC Building on the Fundamentals
Jeff Hurd
Beginner
3h 45m
Working with 3D in Storyboard Pro
Course
Working with 3D in Storyboard Pro
Kurt Jones
Advanced
1h 12m
Working with 3D in Toon Boom Harmony
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Working with 3D in Toon Boom Harmony
Kurt Jones
Advanced
1h 58m
Using the 3D Camera Tracker and Integrating Graphics in After Effects
Course
Using the 3D Camera Tracker and Integrating Graphics in After Effects
Laura Hawk
Intermediate
2h 3m
Understanding Basic Matchmoving Techniques in PFTrack and MatchMover
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Understanding Basic Matchmoving Techniques in PFTrack and MatchMover
Michael Raphaelovich
Beginner
1h 37m
Developing HTML5 Games with Construct 2
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Developing HTML5 Games with Construct 2
Richard Sneyd
Beginner
1h 55m
Indie Game Development Pipeline Volume 1: Visual Development
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Indie Game Development Pipeline Volume 1: Visual Development
Kurt Jones
Beginner
2h 17m
After Effects CC 3D Titling in Cinema 4D Lite
Course
After Effects CC 3D Titling in Cinema 4D Lite
Chad Troftgruben
Intermediate
2h 32m
After Effects CC Building on the Fundamentals
Course
After Effects CC Building on the Fundamentals
Jeff Sengstack
Intermediate
6h 5m

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