Mesmerize: Create Mind-Bending GIFs with After Effects and Photoshop | Rich Armstrong | Skillshare

Mesmerize: Create Mind-Bending GIFs with After Effects and Photoshop

Rich Armstrong, Product Designer

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19 Lessons (2h 2m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:26
    • 2. Looping Theory

      1:18
    • 3. Simply Seamless

      15:43
    • 4. Photoshop Export

      6:22
    • 5. Principles of Mesmerization

      2:23
    • 6. Opposites Rotate

      5:13
    • 7. A Unit of Animation

      1:04
    • 8. Twirly Whirly

      9:43
    • 9. Rolling Flowers

      6:59
    • 10. Falling Flowers

      6:04
    • 11. Endless Ripples

      8:51
    • 12. Inspiration and Reference

      1:19
    • 13. Your Turn

      1:26
    • 14. Bonus: Working With Illustrator and Photoshop Files

      9:50
    • 15. Bonus: Auto Sequence Your Layers

      2:47
    • 16. Bonus: Effects and Expressions

      18:57
    • 17. Bonus: Animating in Photoshop

      4:35
    • 18. Bonus: Parenting, Easing, Inverse Masks

      17:25
    • 19. The End

      0:19
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Project Description

Produce a mesmerizing animation, whether it’s a GIF, or a video posted to Instagram or YouTube. You can use a combination of Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator, or whatever other mediums, apps and techniques you like – all the principles will be explained in the class.

Here are a few things that may come in handy (they're also attached as PDFs):

  1. Some After Effects Keyboard Shortcuts
  2. Dimensions and Sizes Info
  3. Expressions Used In The Class

And some more examples:

flower-2-4.gif?v=b7ae792a

wormhole-2-8-spawnation-whirl-shadow.gif?v=b4c5d297

shelly-3-1-protea.gif?v=341a8287

Follow me on Instagram, Dribbble and Ello and check out the following links for more reference and inspiration:

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