Traditional Animation Techniques in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will cover a layered method and its techniques to start creating your own Photoshop frame animation projects with more confidence. Software required: Photoshop CC 14.0.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 23, 2013
Duration
2h 20m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 23, 2013
Duration
2h 20m
Description

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will cover a layered method and its techniques to start creating your own Photoshop frame animation projects with more confidence. We'll begin this process by navigating to the frame animation timeline panel. Next we'll begin to visualize our character's animation by drawing simple line gestured forms for the key story-telling poses. From here we'll continue drawing simple forms to flesh out the overall movement and action of our animation by working in breakdowns and in-betweens. Following this we'll spend some time applying volume and form over our line gesture poses to establish our character with more visual clarity and movement. Along the way we'll learn how we can manage the relationship between the layers panel and the frame animation timeline panel so that our animation workflow stays organized. Software required: Photoshop CC 14.0.

About the author
About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Kurt with Digital-Tutors. Welcome to this course where we'll focus on creating a traditionally-styled animation in Photoshop. We'll begin this process by navigating to the frame animation Timeline panel. Next, we'll begin to visualize our character's animation by drawing simple line-gestured forms for the key storytelling poses. From here, we'll continue drawing simple forms to flesh out the overall movement and action of our animation by working in breakdowns and in-betweens. Following this, we'll spend some time applying volume and form over our line-gesture poses to establish our character with more visual clarity and movement. Along the way, we'll learn how we can manage the relationship between the Layers panel and the frame animation Timeline panel so that our animation workflow stays organized. After becoming familiar with this layered method and its techniques, you'll be able to work on your own Photoshop frame animation projects with more confidence while having fun. So with that, we'll get started in our next lesson.