Animating Illustrations Using the Puppet Tool | Kay Leathers | Skillshare

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Kay Leathers, Illustrator/Designer for Motion Graphics

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10 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. The Project

    • 3. Illustrate Your Character

    • 4. Making Layers

    • 5. Importing Your Design

    • 6. Using the Puppet Tool

    • 7. Keyframing Your Animation

    • 8. Exporting Your Animation

    • 9. Using These Skills in Other Ways

    • 10. Final Thoughts

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About This Class


Hi there, my name is Kay and this is me ⤴ 

Well, an animated illustration of me that is. I'm an Illustrator and designer for Motion Graphics and am super excited to teach you how to Animate Illustrations using the Puppet Tool

I know that animations get much more engagement than still images on social media and in online content. I also know that more and more illustration work is asking for animation skills. If you're looking for a boost to your online portfolio or simply want to learn a bit more about animation, this course is a fun and practical exploration on how to design and animate illustrations using the puppet tool in After Effects. 

Follow along with me to learn:

  • How to draw and separate illustrations into practical layers for animation
  • Explore the Puppet Tool and keyframe in After Effects 
  • Create your own animated gif and MP4 of your illustration ready for upload!

This class is aimed towards illustrators or designers who want to attract more attention to their work or simply want to start animating their designsStudents will need a bit of knowledge on how to use a drawing program such as Procreate to follow along with the class. Don't worry if you don't know anything about After Effects though, I didn't either when I started! I will take you through the whole process, from import to keyframing, step-by-step.

Let's get animating!