Introduction to Toon Boom Harmony for Animation of 2D Characters

A course by Pedro Alpera , Animator and Illustrator

Animator and Illustrator. Sevilla, Spain.
Joined October 2013

Learn to bring your projects to life by exploring the possibilities this software offers

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (268)
  • 4005 students

Learn to bring your projects to life by exploring the possibilities this software offers

A course by Pedro Alpera

Interested in learning more about animated loops to bring your characters to life? Illustrator and animator Pedro Alpera can help you do just that as he shows you the ropes of making these brief animations that can easily be shared with the rest of the world.

In this online course, he guides you through the vast capabilities that Toon Boom Harmony offers for creating your own loops, including the use of bones and deformers, making your own rigs, and animating cut-out characters all in the same software.

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What will you learn in this online course?

24 lessons & 14 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (268)
  • 4005 students
  • 24 lessons (2h 54m)
  • 14 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create two 2D animated loops and optimize them for sharing on social media.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Animators, designers, illustrators, and anyone interested in learning how to use Toon Boom Harmony, a program that is becoming one of the standards in the animation industry.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony is required, although you may find the course easier to follow if you have experience with animation software.

In terms of materials, you need a computer with Toon Boom Harmony Premium installed. A graphics tablet is recommended, but not mandatory.


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Pedro Alpera

A course by Pedro Alpera

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Animator and Illustrator

Pedro Alpera is a fine arts graduate and has worked as an animator and illustrator for clients like WeTransfer, Muno, the city council of Barcelona, Ediciones en Babia, Paramount Comedy, and Cartoon Network, among others.

He has also worked as an advisor for Clean Up and provided training to the team on Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles. Throughout his two-decade career, he has developed animation, illustrations, comics, websites, video games, and design projects across multiple areas. For just over two years, he worked on a personal project where he shared a short, looped animation on his Instagram account every week, which helped him to publicize his work.

As an illustrator and cartoonist, he has also participated in numerous group and individual exhibitions.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Everything you need to know about Harmony in a little while

    • Preferences and workspace
    • A review of the tools
    • Animate with Harmony
    • Using Node Views instead of Layers in Harmony
    • A practical example Let's prepare the hierarchy of a face :)
    • A practical example Now we animate the face: D
  • U3

    Astronaut project

    • Preparing the material to be able to animate it
    • Our first bones
    • Let's start animating our astronaut
    • Rig tool: curved mode
    • Latest details and touch-ups
  • U4

    Ball bug

    • Organizing the material
    • Rig tools The envelope mode
    • Let's cheer on our bug
    • Encouraging face and body
    • Cheering the arms
  • U5

    Information pills

    • The color chart
    • Export, how do we get our Harmony animations?
    • How to import drawings from Illustrator, Flash / Animate and Photoshop
    • Sharing Characters among Harmony files
    • The 3 types of bones at a glance
    • A practical case of several rigs in the same element
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Toon Boom Harmony for 2D character animation

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Introduction to Toon Boom Harmony for Animation of 2D Characters. 3D, and Animation course by Pedro Alpera

Introduction to Toon Boom Harmony for Animation of 2D Characters

A course by Pedro Alpera
Animator and Illustrator. Sevilla, Spain.
Joined October 2013
  • 100% positive reviews (268)
  • 4005 students