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Animating in Photoshop

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to create traditional hand-drawn animation in Adobe Photoshop.


  • How to animate using Photoshop
  • What you need to know
1. Drawing the Character
  • Overview and setup
  • Gestures and roughs
  • Tiedown and cleanup
  • Layering and coloring
  • Inking
2. Animating an Object
  • Timeline and exposures
  • Thumbnails and timing charts
  • Moving and unifying layers
  • Drawing keys
  • Drawing breakdowns
  • Plotting arcs
  • Drawing inbetweens
  • Coloring the character
3. Animate a Character
  • Thumbnailing the action
  • Drawing character keys
  • Arcs and breakdowns
  • Drawing character inbetweens
  • Coloring the character
4. Exporting the Animation
  • Grouping and changing timing
  • Rendering the animation
  • Next steps

Taught by

Dermot O' Connor


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