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Stop Motion Gifs with Depth: Animating Layer-art with Photoshop

Rich Armstrong, Product Designer

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11 Videos (27m)
    • Stop Motion with Depth Intro

      0:23
    • Artboard Setup

      1:02
    • From Illustrator to Photoshop

      2:31
    • Animation Overview

      2:22
    • Constuction Animation

      3:58
    • Perspective Shift Animation

      4:35
    • Video Export

      3:02
    • Gif Export

      2:37
    • Bonus 1: Animating Layer Styles

      3:06
    • Bonus 2: Managing Multiple Frames

      2:20
    • The End

      0:48

About This Class

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In this class we’re going to learn how to create stop motion animations with layer-art, using software we know and love: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop (you don’t need to be that good). You’ll learn how to transform your static layer-art into animated masterpieces in this 21 minute class.

This short and practical class will ease you into the world of animation, and add a few tools and skills to your arsenal. And at the end you’ll have produced a layer-art piece in stop motion!

Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar with layer-art – enrol in my previous class, Illusions of Depth: Layer-art in Illustrator to get going.

Here's what we make during the class:

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41 of 41 students recommendSee All

really helpful stuff! Thanks!
Great stuff. Very useful tips and very easy to understand
Excellent class!

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Rich Armstrong

Product Designer

Although Rich calls himself a Product Designer he's more of a jack-of-all-trades / generalist / unicorn. He designs, animates and codes. And if you want to learn how to make stuff unicorn-style then read on! Rich studied multimedia design and graphic design, and taught himself to code. He's freelanced, worked for agencies and startups, and now runs a studio with his wife in Amsterdam. He creates compulsively, has super ginger-powers and can touch his nose with his tongue!

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