Backgrounds and Assets for Animation with No Drawing Skills
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Backgrounds and Assets for Animation with No Drawing Skills

Learn to use Photoshop to produce the images and backgrounds for your animations with no drawing skills
4.5 (67 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
5,031 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2017
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Price: Free
Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create backgrounds in Photoshop with no Drawing Skills
  • Transform Images into a Drawing ready to be use as asset in your animation
  • Add texture
  • Trace image to create a background
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Requirements
  • You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level
  • You should be familiar with downloading software from the internet
Description

In this course you will learn how to use Photoshop to create backgrounds for your animations.

At the end of this course you will know all the techniques to be able to create backgrounds and visual assets to produce your animations, with a complete tutorial that puts together everything you learn in this course.

This course is aimed to beginners, so I will be explaining with as much detail as possible.

And if you already know how to use Photoshop, you can just jump to the Background Tutorial to just use everything you know to start creating what you need for your animations.

Inside you will learn:

  • How to use the different drawing shapes.
  • How to modify your drawing.
  • How to work with layers.
  • How to use the masking tools to create the effect of putting one drawing inside a shape.
  • How to add texture
  • How to import reference images to trace backgrounds
  • And how to create a 3D Effect that helps you create interesting perspectives, using point distortion.

And then, after you know all the tools and techniques, we will put everything together to create a background.

So, if you want to learn how to create backgrounds using photoshop, enroll now.

Who is the target audience?
  • Animators who want to learn how to create backgrounds in Photoshop for their animations
  • Beginners who want to learn how to use Photoshop
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
02:24:51
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Getting Familiar with Photoshop
8 Lectures 44:59
Introduction to Photoshop
01:37

This lecture provides the project files for you to follow along with the course.

Download the Project Files
00:05

Workspace and Panels
08:27

Creating a New Document in Photoshop
06:28

Selection Tool
07:30

Zooming and Navigation
04:44

Managing Layers
07:28

Merging, Grouping and Linking Layers
08:40
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Drawing
4 Lectures 42:17
Drawing Shapes to Design Images Using Your Mouse
08:40

Designing a Futuristic Gun Using Shapes
14:42

Modify Your Drawing
09:23

The Brush Tool
09:32
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Using the Masking Tools
3 Lectures 24:25
Masking Tools: How to Draw Inside a Region and Extract parts of a Layer
07:28

How to “Put a Layer Inside Another Layer” Using Masks
10:42

Adding Texture
06:15
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Tracing Backgrounds
4 Lectures 33:19
Importing Image to Trace Background
07:21

3D Effect: Perspective Layers Using Point Distortion
06:41

Tracing a Background Tutorial
18:39

BONUS LESSON: What’s Next?
00:38
About the Instructor
2D Animation 101 Courses
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With a background of 10 years in the film industry at Autumn Leave Films, and with over 30 short films produced to this date, we are a group of animators who love to share everything we know about animation, from pre-production, animation, to post production.

Our aim is to equip future animators with all the necessary techniques and tips to help them do better projects. Our courses will help beginners along with intermediate users.

We have helped more than 22,000+ students to discover techniques and all the knowledge they need to start animating their projects.