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Hand-Drawn Digital Animation: Bring Illustrations to Life

A course by Yukai Du , Illustrator and Animator

Illustrator and Animator. London, United Kingdom.
Joined January 2020

Transform your unique drawings into playful motion graphics with Photoshop, After Effects, and Animate

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  • 100% positive reviews (226)
  • 7898 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Transform your unique drawings into playful motion graphics with Photoshop, After Effects, and Animate

Through illustration and animation, you have the power to translate complex topics into playful visual languages. Yukai Du specializes in creating digital illustrations and animations that look hand-crafted. She helps brands to visualize the message they want to communicate with their audience and has worked with clients including Adobe, Spotify, WeTransfer, and MTV.

In this course, Yukai teaches you how to combine the art of illustration with 2D animation to create striking digital artwork of your own. Are you ready to bring your illustrations to life and start animating your ideas?

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What will you learn in this online course?

26 lessons & 26 downloads

Thumbnails
10 minutes, 29 seconds
Creating a Storyboard
16 minutes, 13 seconds
Adding Colours
8 minutes, 55 seconds
Style Frames 1
20 minutes, 46 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (226)
  • 7898 students
  • 26 lessons (6h 8m)
  • 26 additional resources (7 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

What is this course's project?

Create a 2D animation featuring a character of your choice using Photoshop, After Effects, and Animate.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in illustration and animation or who wants to learn more about Photoshop, After Effects, and Animate.

Requirements and materials

Previous experience with Photoshop is required.

You will need a computer with Photoshop, After Effects, and Animate.

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.


Reviews

7898 Students
226 Reviews
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Yukai Du

A course by Yukai Du

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Illustrator and Animator

Yukai Du is a Chinese-born illustrator and animator based in London, UK. At just 15 years old, she began training at GuangZhou Academy of Fine Arts where she learned to work with acrylic and still life paintings, pencil drawings, and sculpture. From there, she went on to study animation at college, where her traditional art skills were put into practice. It was there that she discovered her passion for creating craft-like illustrations and animations, and she later moved to London to pursue a Master’s degree in those art forms.

After graduating, she worked at various studios in the UK, including M-I-E and Bliink. Since then, as a freelancer, she has collaborated with well-known brands including The New Yorker, Spotify, The Guardian, MTV, Adobe, Apple, and WeTransfer. Her work has also been recognized by Adobe Design Awards, 3x3 International Illustration Awards, and more.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Research and Development

    • Compiling References
    • Creating a Mood Board
    • Colour Palette
  • U3

    First Steps on Photoshop

    • Thumbnails
    • Creating a Storyboard
    • Adding Colours
    • Style Frames 1
    • Style Frames 2
    • Style Frames 3
    • Style Frames 4
  • U4

    Animating with Adobe Programs

    • Preparation for Animation: Basic Knowledge and Analysation
    • Preparation for Animation: Photoshop Assets 1
    • Preparation for Animation: Photoshop Assets 2
    • Adobe After Effects 1
    • Adobe After Effects 2
    • Adobe After Effects 3
    • Adobe After Effects 4
    • Adobe Animate / Flash 1
    • Adobe Animate / Flash 2
    • Adobe Animate / Flash 3
    • Adobe Animate / Flash 4
    • Finishing in After Effects
  • U5

    Rendering and Sharing

    • Rendering Different Formats and Sizes
    • Posting on Social Media and Portfolio Platforms
  • FP

    Final project

    • Hand-Drawn Digital Animation: Bring Illustrations to Life

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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FAQs

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.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Hand-Drawn Digital Animation: Bring Illustrations to Life. 3D, and Animation course by Yukai Du Best seller

Hand-Drawn Digital Animation: Bring Illustrations to Life

A course by Yukai Du
Illustrator and Animator. London, United Kingdom.
Joined January 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (226)
  • 7898 students