This class is made for the beginner motion designer who is looking to learn more about Adobe Photoshop and After Effects, and how to apply these skills in a professional setting.
In this class you will learn how to animate a still photograph.
We'll start in Photoshop where we will learn how to use the Pen tool to separate the photograph and create a layer mask. Then we will paint the skater out using the Clone Stamp Tool and the Patch tool.
We'll bring these layers into After Effects and convert them to 3D layers and animate them using a camera.
Finally, we will animate some text using the text tool and 3D layers.
In addition, throughout the course I will be supplying my working projects so that you can use them as a downloadable resource.
At the end of this course, you'll be able to animate a still photograph using these techniques.
In this lesson we'll be sketching out the plan in Photoshop. You can download the original image along with all the working files here.
In this lesson, we'll be separating the skater from the background using the Pen tool in Photoshop You can download the finished PSD as well.
In this lesson we'll be using the clone stamp tool to paint out the background.
In this lesson, we'll clean up our painting by using the Patch tool
In this lesson we'll bring our file into After Effects and animate 3D layers using the camera. You can download the AE project file here.
In this lesson we'll animate type in After Effects and render out our project
Evelyn Lee is a filmmaker, artist, and motion designer who has over 10 years of experience in motion design, animation, and visual effects with clients that include Apple, Toyota, Ford, Scion, Fuel TV, MTV, BET, Yahoo!, AOL, and television shows such as Entourage, House, Mad Men, Nip Tuck, CSI, and feature films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Rocker, and Swing Vote.
She is a graduate from Cal Arts with an MFA in Animation and went to Cornell University for undergrad. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” - Maya Angelou