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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

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Unity 2D Fundamentals - Character Interactions
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Unity 2D Fundamentals - Character Interactions
Brian Sinasac
Beginner
2h 25m
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After Effects CC Creating Your First Animation
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After Effects CC Creating Your First Animation
Jeff Hurd
Beginner
3h 46m
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Animate CC Dynamic Anime Action
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Animate CC Dynamic Anime Action
Eric Lee
Intermediate
4h 28m
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Unity 2D Fundamentals - Character Control
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Unity 2D Fundamentals - Character Control
Brian Sinasac
Beginner
2h 35m
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Unity 2D Fundamentals - Obstacles and Enemies
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Unity 2D Fundamentals - Obstacles and Enemies
Brian Sinasac
Beginner
2h 30m
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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
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Unity 2D Fundamentals - Practical Particle Systems
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Unity 2D Fundamentals - Practical Particle Systems
Brian Sinasac
Beginner
3h 9m
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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
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CSS Animation with Transition and Transform
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CSS Animation with Transition and Transform
Sandy Ludosky
Beginner
2h 9m
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After Effects CC Shape and Type Animation
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After Effects CC Shape and Type Animation
Chad Troftgruben
Intermediate
4h 10m
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After Effects CC Building on the Fundamentals
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After Effects CC Building on the Fundamentals
Jeff Hurd
Beginner
3h 45m
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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
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Getting Started with Tilemap in Unity
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Getting Started with Tilemap in Unity
Michael Taylor
Beginner
46m
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After Effects CC 3D Titling in Cinema 4D Lite
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After Effects CC 3D Titling in Cinema 4D Lite
Chad Troftgruben
Intermediate
2h 32m
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After Effects CC Building on the Fundamentals
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After Effects CC Building on the Fundamentals
Jeff Sengstack
Intermediate
6h 5m
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NUKE for After Effects Users
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NUKE for After Effects Users
Laura Hawk
Beginner
3h 56m
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Introduction to Maya 2017
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Introduction to Maya 2017
Eddie Russell
Beginner
11h 25m
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Stylized Forest Sculpting in ZBrush
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Stylized Forest Sculpting in ZBrush
Alex Jerjomin
Intermediate
3h 14m
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What’s New in Unity 2018
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What’s New in Unity 2018
Christopher Pellow
Beginner
1h 9m
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FBX Workflows for Blender to Unity
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FBX Workflows for Blender to Unity
Shane Whelan
Beginner
2h 59m
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2D Racing Game Series in Unity: Volume 1
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2D Racing Game Series in Unity: Volume 1
Joshua Kinney
Intermediate
2h 10m
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Layering for 2D Computer Animation in Photoshop
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Layering for 2D Computer Animation in Photoshop
Joshua Samson
Beginner
47m
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Rigging and Animating 2D Characters in After Effects
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Rigging and Animating 2D Characters in After Effects
Dan Gies
Advanced
12h 32m
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Beginning 2D Computer Animation in After Effects
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Beginning 2D Computer Animation in After Effects
Joshua Samson
Beginner
54m
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Creating a 2D Animated Character for Unity
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Creating a 2D Animated Character for Unity
Shane Whelan
Intermediate
3h 51m
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Exploring the 2D Features in Unity
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Exploring the 2D Features in Unity
Joshua Kinney
Intermediate
2h 18m
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Animating a 2D Character within Live Action Video in Photoshop and Premiere Pro
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Animating a 2D Character within Live Action Video in Photoshop and Premiere Pro
Ron Friedman
Advanced
2h 17m
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Compositing 2D Elements in Toxik
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Compositing 2D Elements in Toxik
Chris Glick
Intermediate
1h 31m
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Creating a Poseable 2D Character in Illustrator
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Creating a Poseable 2D Character in Illustrator
Alex Hernandez
Beginner
1h 38m
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Animation Fundamentals: Animating a Ball Bounce
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Animation Fundamentals: Animating a Ball Bounce
Mark Masters
Beginner
1h 22m

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