Animate a 2D character and create an animated avatar in GIF format frame by frame
In this Domestika course, the Llamarada Estudio team -specialized in 2D Animation and Motion Graphics- will teach you to bring your illustrations, photographs and stills to life thanks to Adobe Photoshop.
You will discover different techniques of animation, composition and visual resources that you can apply in animated GIFs.
At the end of the course, you will know in depth the possibilities that cel animation has (or frame by frame), its advantages, its scope and its complexity and you will be able to apply this knowledge to many other projects.
What's included in this course?
You will begin knowing the work and the influences of Flare.
Next, you will discover the life and work of an animated GIF or, what is the same, the characteristics of the GIF format, the types that exist, their use in communication and resources and platforms to create them.
Then, it will be time to get down to work and start creating an animated GIF that will serve as your avatar. To do this, you will create the first sketches of the character that will represent you in the virtual world and you will discover some basic concepts of frame-to-frame animation.
Later, you will enter Photoshop as an animation tool. At this point you will learn to appreciate the first level of movement and later to give it fluency through tricks and resources such as keyframes, anticipation, inbetweens or rough.
It will only be necessary to add color to your avatar, polish the last details and export it in gif format so that you can use it in different supports and social networks.
What is this course project?
Consist and create a character and animate it step by step so that you can use it as an avatar.
Who is it aimed at?
To designers, illustrators, art directors, animators and creatives in general who want to delve into the world of 2D animation.
Basic knowledge of drawing, animation and Photoshop is required.
Regarding the materials, you will need: pencil and paper, a computer with internet, Photoshop and a lot of creativity.
The tablet and mezcal (so that ideas flow better), are optional.
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Llamarada is an Animation studio specializing in 2D and Motion Graphics made up of friends from childhood and annexes who have been working together for 8 years.
All of them are lovers of drawing, contemporary cinematography, music, design, illustrated books, printmaking, Mexican popular culture, sense of humor and rich food.
Some of the clients for whom they have carried out campaigns are: Jack Daniels, Santillana, Distroller, Ting, Fondo de Cultura Economica, Cinépolis, Greenpeace, Semarnat, Senasica and Sedesol, for important museums such as the Digital Culture Center, the Joaquín Clausell Museum , MUVI and the National Palace.
Flame has great recognition for its animation of the author, its short films have participated and won awards at national and international level.
The philosophy of the Llamarada studio is always to communicate and share concepts, ideas and stories in a friendly and fun way, influenced by Mexican popular culture.