Animation in Adobe Photoshop: Make your Instagram Photos Come to Life | Johannes Fast - Johanimation | Skillshare

Animation in Adobe Photoshop: Make your Instagram Photos Come to Life

Johannes Fast - Johanimation, 2D Animator

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8 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. Welcome!

    • 2. Things to Keep in Mind

    • 3. Before we Start

    • 4. Animating in Photoshop

    • 5. Animating Content

    • 6. Exporting in Photoshop

    • 7. Your Assignment!

    • 8. Conclusion

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About This Class

Have you ever seen those amazing photos on instagram with beautiful animation overlaid, and always wondered how to do it? Then this class is for you! Welcome to my class on how to bring your photos to life in Adobe Photoshop! 


In this short and easily digestible class, animator Johannes Fast will teach you how to bring your photos to life by using 2D animation as a tool to add a layer of magic to your content. This class will take you trough the basics steps of how to animate in photoshop, it will teach you a few of the most important principles needed for animation and it will quickly giving you the skills needed to create your own animated masterpieces ready to be shared online! 

In this class we will:

  • Learn the basic animation workflow in photoshop
  • Learn the most important principles of animation
  • Learn how to add animation to our photos 
  • Animate our own instagram content

Who is this class for?

This class is perfect for anyone who wants to level up their social media content or for anyone interested in learning how to animate in photoshop. The class aimed towards students with little or no prior experience in animation and It's great for aspiring animators, content creators or any creative who wants to add another tool to their tool belt.

By the end of this course, you'll have the skills needed to make your first animated content.


A digital animation program is required for the class, preferably Adobe Photoshop. You'll also need a form of digital drawing tablet. A mouse will work but it will make the process a lot harder. An iPad/tablet device with an animation app also works great. 


12 months of Skillshare premium contest

Do you want to win 12 months of Skillshare Premium? 

To enter in the competition the only thing you have to do is post your finished assignment in the student project folder within the first 30 days of this class going live (June 12th -July 12th).

Winner will be announced on Instagram and here on Skillshare. 

Instagram Feature:

Every two weeks a pick a few of my favourite student projects across my classes to be featured on my instagram. If you wan't a chance to get featured, post your work in the student community and tag your instagram. And if you share your work on instagram or twitter, tag @johanimation so I can see it! 


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