2D animation with Photoshop

A course by Llamarada Animación , Animation studio

Animation studio. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined December 2015

Animate a 2D character and create an animated avatar in GIF format frame by frame

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (82)
  • 1488 students

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.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 18 downloads

GIF format
5 minutes, 51 seconds
Types of GIFs
22 minutes, 30 seconds
Sketches and first ideas
5 minutes, 2 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (82)
  • 1488 students
  • 16 lessons (1h 51m)
  • 18 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Consist and create a character and animate it step by step so that you can use it as an avatar.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To designers, illustrators, art directors, animators and creatives in general who want to delve into the world of 2D animation.

Requirements and materials

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.


1488 Students
82 Reviews
95% Positive ratings

Llamarada Animación

A course by Llamarada Animación

Teacher Plus
Animation studio

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.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Life and work of an animated Gif

    • GIF format
    • Types of GIFs
    • Importance and uses of GIF in communication
    • Resources and platform to create GIFs
  • U3

    To give atoms!

    • Avatar? What do you eat with? What is it for?
    • Sketches and first ideas
    • Basic concepts of animation
  • U4

    Animemos with Photoshop

    • Super basic principles of PS animation
    • Rough and Keyframes of power
    • Inbetweens
    • Cleaning and color
  • U5

    Last steps

    • Animated avatar
    • How to export our GIF
    • Application in various media and social networks
  • FP

    Final project

    • 2D animation with Photoshop

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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2D animation with Photoshop. 3D, and Animation course by Llamarada Animación

2D animation with Photoshop

A course by Llamarada Animación
Animation studio. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined December 2015
  • 95% positive reviews (82)
  • 1488 students