Hand-Drawn Animation with Photoshop's Video Timeline

Sykosan, 2D Animator and Teacher

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10 Lessons (1h 8m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Setup

    • 3. Layers VS Folders

    • 4. Key Frames

    • 5. Inbetweens

    • 6. Clean Up

    • 7. Colours

    • 8. Animate Properties

    • 9. Exporting

    • 10. Class Project & Conclusion

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About This Class

 Throughout this class, you will learn how to use the video timeline in Photoshop to create beautiful hand-drawn animations.

Who is this class for? This class is suitable for all Photoshop users. You don't need to be an expert, but some basic knowledge of the interface, the tools, the brushes and layers will be helpful.

What will we cover? Together, we'll have a close look at the video timeline and the essential tools needed to create hand-drawn animations. You will learn:

  • Setting up your project
  • Setting your frame rate
  • Creating frames
  • Organizing your frames.
  • The pros and cons of video layers and video folders to best organize your work
  • Creating a rough animation with key frames and inbetweens.
  • Coloring your animation
  • Animating the properties of a layer
  • Exporting your amazing animation for your clients, the web and as a gif

These very useful skills can be used for all kinds of animation projects. Whether you work on personal or professional projects, whether your style is cartoon, realistic or abstract, Photoshop can be your main animation tool.

So for anybody who loves Photoshop and whether you're a pro or a wannabe animator, this class is essential to get started!