Turn a 2d photo into a 3d animation with After Effects!

Zoltan Siket, motion graphic designer

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21 Videos (1h 46m)
    • Turn a 2D photo into a 3D animation with After Effects

      1:22
    • About the course's structure

      2:50
    • Why Photoshop is useful for this course?

      0:46
    • The basics of Photoshop - interface

      5:28
    • Importing files and important tools

      6:40
    • Creating the folder system

      1:25
    • Preparing the PSD file for After Effects

      16:50
    • Settings and interface of After Effects

      7:08
    • Importing files to After Effects

      6:01
    • Timeline and keyframes

      9:29
    • The effect panel and the effect control panel

      3:56
    • Creating solid layers, text layers, adjustment layers and null objects

      5:30
    • 3D in After Effects

      4:34
    • Precomposing

      3:52
    • Importing the prepared image and setting up the 3D space

      6:42
    • Set up the camera

      4:49
    • Exporting the project to a video file

      3:30
    • About the puppet tool

      3:08
    • Animating with the puppet pin tool

      9:07
    • Importing After Effect projects to each other

      2:12
    • Thank you! Good bye and good luck!

      0:29

About This Class

This course will help you learn Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects through an interesting and challenging visual project: the process of creating a 3D looking video scene from a still photograph!

The course is structured around the workflow of a professional After Effects user.

  1. You will learn the basics of Photoshop and get familiar with the tools you need for this project
  2. You will learn all the important parts of Adobe After effects ie.: import, timeline, effects, special layers etc.
  3. Than You will learn the animation process step-by-step from a 2D photograph to the finished 3D composition with added slow motion effect
  4. You will learn to create a new project from multiple projects

At the end of the course you will understand the workflow of creating 3D effect not only from photos, but logos, icons or info graphics! You can use your knowledge to create stunning animatied scenes from wedding photos, or pimp up your family album or your YouTube videos!

18 of 18 students recommendSee All

Awesome class, He actually gave us a lot of tricks and tips besides the main project, awesome, well detailed and with good vibes, can't wait for another of his classes!
Great course! I learned many very useful things from it. Thanks so much!

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Zoltan Siket

motion graphic designer

My name is Zoltan Siket. I'm a graphic designer and motion graphic designer with more than a decade of experience. I have worked for DTP operator, VFX artist and motion designer for about 7 years - and motion design become my passion.
I love creating something that come alive by animating. That's why I'd like to share how to create animations easily in after effects.