Backgrounds and Assets for Animation in Photoshop
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Backgrounds and Assets for Animation in Photoshop

Learn to use Photoshop to produce the images and backgrounds for your animations with no drawing skills
4.2 (155 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
5,982 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2018
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll 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
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 this course is for:
  • Animators who want to learn how to create backgrounds in Photoshop for their animations
  • Beginners who want to learn how to use Photoshop
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 02:26:38
+ Getting Familiar with Photoshop
8 lectures 44:56

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

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00:02
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
+ 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
+ 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
+ Tracing Backgrounds
4 lectures 34:59
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?
02:18