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Psychedelic Animation with Photoshop and After Effects

A course by Klarens Malluta
Visual Artist. Durrës, Albania.
Joined February 2020
, Visual Artist

Explore your imagination and design futuristic abstract animations full of color

  • Best seller
  • 99% positive reviews (834)
  • 26910 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Explore your imagination and design futuristic abstract animations full of color



  • 99% positive reviews (834)
  • 26910 students
  • 22 lessons (3h 29m)
  • 42 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Trippy, colorful, and psychedelic are all terms that have been used to describe the unique illustration style of Klarens Malluta. For three years, the young visual artist has been sharing daily animations with his online audience, uploading his creations as a way of continually practicing and improving his work.

In this course, discover the colorful universe of psychedelic animation alongside Klarens. Transform simple pictures into retrofuturistic works of art and connect with your audience’s emotions. Combine Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to create trippy animations to share with the world.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The Trippy Effect
  • U3
    U3. Production: Preparing Colorful Textures in Photoshop
  • U4
    U4. Working with After Effects
  • U5
    U5. Final Animations
  • U6
    U6. Post Production: Finalizing & Exporting
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start your course by getting to know your teacher, Klarens Malluta. He explains how he began illustrating, why he started creating artwork every day, and some different artists who influence his work. Then, briefly go through the different topics that are covered in this course.

Klarens explains the different aspects of his trippy style. He shows you its origins and how you can use it in your work to develop your own unique aesthetic. Learn the best ways to begin with creating daily and where to find images for getting started.

Start editing the texture of your images in Photoshop. Learn how to create textures, work with silhouettes, and blend pictures. Export your images from Photoshop to begin your final project in After Effects.

Discover the world of After Effects and learn to animate the textures you created in Photoshop. Try creating your own textures in After Effects and start experimenting with effects like Card Dance, Turbulent Displace, Wave Warp, Liquify, and Colorama.

Now it’s time to bring it all together. Learn three different techniques for making types of trippy animations: glowing, liquid, and animated overlays. Finally, make some fine adjustments and export your animation to share online or in your portfolio.

What is this course's project?

Create an original animated illustration based on a picture, using Photoshop and After Effects to achieve a playful style full of color.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone who would like to create original visual content with a psychedelic or trippy style.

Requirements and materials

You will need a computer with Adobe Photoshop and After Effects installed to take this course. Some basic knowledge of the software is nice to have, but not necessary.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


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Klarens Malluta

A course by Klarens Malluta

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Klarens Malluta is a freelance visual artist from Albania. For three years, he has been creating original visual compositions and uploading them daily on social media, compiling over 1000 pieces since he began. His experimental style mixes different techniques and software to bring new colorful ideas to life.

With an aesthetic often described as trippy, psychedelic, or futuristic, Klarens work creating cover art and other visuals has led him to collaborate with several musicians and labels, including DJ Snake, Ultra Music, The Galantis, Jackboy, Adobe, and Empire Records. You can find his work online on Instagram and Behance.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • What We Will Do in the Course?
    • About Me
  • U2

    The Trippy Effect

    • Inspirations and Lessons
    • Decoding Trippy Visuals
    • Let’s Get Our Resources!
  • U3

    Production: Preparing Colorful Textures in Photoshop

    • Editing and Creating Textures 1
    • Editing and Creating Textures 2
    • Working with Silhouettes
    • Blending Pictures
    • Exporting Images. Differences between JPEG and PNG
  • U4

    Working with After Effects

    • Animating Textures 1
    • Animating Textures 2
    • Creating Animated Textures from Scratch
    • Showcasing Various Trippy Effects 1
    • Showcasing Various Trippy Effects 2
  • U5

    Final Animations

    • Statue with Animated Overlays
    • Creating the Liquid Trippy Animation
    • Creating the first Glowing Trippy Animation
  • U6

    Post Production: Finalizing & Exporting

    • Tips to Make Your Videos More Retro/Trippy Looking 1
    • Tips to Make Your Videos More Retro/Trippy Looking 2
    • How to Export Your Videos
  • FP

    Final project

    • Psychedelic Animation with Photoshop and After Effects

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  • Meet expert teachers

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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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Psychedelic Animation with Photoshop and After Effects

A course by Klarens Malluta
Visual Artist. Durrës, Albania.
Joined February 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (834)
  • 26910 students