Description
Course info
Rating
(16)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 12, 2015
Duration
1h 48m
Description

In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll look at how we can use Photoshop as an animation tool. We'll start by getting familiar with the timeline in Photoshop and the differences between video and regular layers. We'll then look at what extremes and keyframes are and why they're important to animation. Next, we'll discover how using onion skins can help our workflow by allowing us to see the natural curve of movement. We'll go over breakdowns, in-betweens and the different roles that they play in pose-to-pose animation. We'll also create straight ahead animation and look at when we would use this technique over pose-to-pose. By the end of this Photoshop training, you'll have a greater understanding of how animation works and will be well on your way to creating your own stories. Software required: Photoshop CC 2015.

About the author
About the author

Alex is a motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Starting out his career in illustration and design gave Alex a firm foundation in the more traditional forms of art. As he refined his skills, he eventually was pulled into the world of motion animation, as well as product design. It was there that Alex was able to take his artistic skills to new heights and really develop himself as a well-rounded CG artist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Alex. In this series of tutorials, we'll talk about how we can use Photoshop as a great animation tool. We'll start by getting familiar with the timeline in Photoshop and how video layers differ from regular layers. We'll talk about what extremes and keyframes are and why they are important to animation. Next, we'll discover how using onion skins can help our workflow by allowing us to see the natural curve of movement. We'll go over breakdowns and in-betweens and the different roles that they play in pose-to-pose animation and how we can determine a natural progression, and we'll also create straight-ahead animation and take a look at when we would use this technique over pose to pose. This course goes over the process for creating frame-by-frame animations in Photoshop. By the end of this course, you'll have a greater understanding of how animation works and will be well on your way to creating your own stories using Photoshop. So, let's go ahead and get started by setting up extremes.