This tutorial takes you through the process of creating traditional 2D animation in Photoshop to be applied over live-action video. We'll discuss the planning of live-action shots with animation in mind, video editing continuity, and creating video reference for our animation. Moving on to animation, we'll then create the key poses using rough animation to complete our full movement, then create our final line images for the poses. Next, we'll be coloring our animation, applying shadows and reflections to marry our character to the environment, and editing our animation back into our live action edit. By the end of this tutorial, you will have a more thorough understanding of how to create traditional animations digitally that work successfully within a live-action video background. Software required: Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Introduction and Project Overview Hi everyone, my name is Ron Friedman. I'm a lead animator at HitPoint Studios in Amherst, Massachusetts. I'm also an animation tutor at (mumbles) as well as an animations professor at the New England Institute of Art. In this course, we're going to discuss creating 2-D animation within live-action video in Adobe PhotoShop CC and Premier Pro CC. Over the course of the tutorials, we'll discuss in detail editing the source material in Adobe Premier Pro CC to create our background plates, creating and using reference material for the animation, creating in betweens for animation between key poses, painting and shadow to give the animation color and light values, and bringing the rendered animation back into Premier for the final video render. By the end of the training, you will have learned how to create a 2-D character animation that fits effectively into a live action video environment. I'm excited to share my techniques and processes for creating a 2-D character animation in PhotoShop and Premier with you. In our next lesson, we will discuss in detail the concerns and considerations of creating a 2-D character animation within a live-action environment.