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OH! This is gonna be a FUN class…not that the others weren’t 🙂 Learning how to take an image beyond it’s static phase …teasing the viewer with movement, in 3 different ways.
This class is a ‘tip of the iceberg’ introduction in animation. It’s basic, but enough for us to be able to make some cute, funny & practical animated GIFs with just Photoshop [and Illustrator for drawing if you want to]
• what is a GIF
• GIF types + examples
• a bit of frame drawing
• the timeline panel
• frames & timing
• 3 different types of GIFs
We are not covering the actual drawing and handling of basic tools …that’s why it’s important you already have the basic knowledge in drawing and using Photoshop / Illustrator from previous classes.
Can’t wait to ‘see’ you there….stay amazing,
We learn the basics in this class for being able to do a GIF…but, we also cover 3 different types of GIFs that have slightly different techniques. The results also differ and so are the times you would use them / their purpose.
Here are the examples we did in the class:
1. Character animation
This is a frame-by-frame type of animation and we went through:
• drawing the frames [draft …just outline]
• timing of frames to mimic natural movements
• testing the animation
• adjusting animation …if needed
• coloring frames
• finished GIF
2. Process GIF
The animation that shows the process of an artwork …kind of a sneak peek into the process, from start to finish. It’s perfect for photo manipulation or digital painting….but really, for any kind of Photoshop project with a bunch of layers to play with.
Steps & key aspects:
• going in more depth into frames
• taking each frame and deciding what do make visible on it
• handling the multiple layers / masks / effects
• timing for a smooth but not boring transition
• learning how to make the process to emphasize the awesomeness of the artwork
3. Combo animated GIF
A bit of a combination between the first 2 … frame-by-frame technique + adding some frames directly in Photoshop for extra effects.
Steps & key aspects:
• drawing the main subject
• drawn style animation technique
• adding some effects in Photoshop
• managing the 2 techniques together
• knowing your settings
• • •
Can’t wait to see what you’re up to! 🙂