Layout Creation for 2D Animation

A course by Daniel Kano , Designer and Art Director

Designer and Art Director. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined May 2021

Learn to create an artistic vignette with Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects and tell graphic stories filled with emotion and movement

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (50)
  • 851 students

Learn to create an artistic vignette with Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects and tell graphic stories filled with emotion and movement

A course by Daniel Kano

If you're looking to combine the aesthetics of graphic design with the rhythm of animation, art director Daniel Kano is the perfect person to guide you on your journey. As a specialist in animation and motion graphics for the advertising sector, Daniel has created pieces for big names like Google, UOL, Netflix, and more.

In this course, learn to develop a 2D animation layout, from interpreting the brief and putting together a storyboard to the animation and postproduction in After Effects. Daniel lets you in on a few secrets and helps you explore the art direction of your piece, combining lines, colors, typography, and textures.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 27 downloads

Briefing
3 minutes, 11 seconds
Search
17 minutes, 5 seconds
Storyboard
16 minutes, 40 seconds
Animatic and audio
16 minutes, 41 seconds
Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (50)
  • 851 students
  • 17 lessons (3h 20m)
  • 27 additional resources (10 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Develop a 2D animation with a focus on art direction divided into a 15-second introduction and a 5-second ending.

Who is this online course for?

Designers and art directors interested in animation as well as animators who want to discover new techniques and hone their skills.

Requirements and materials

You need basic knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects to take this course, as well as a computer with those three programs installed.

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

851 Students
50 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Daniel Kano

A course by Daniel Kano

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Designer and Art Director

Daniel Kano is a designer and art director specializing in animation and motion graphics for the advertising market. He has worked in various areas, from brand creation, packaging development, presentation design, to advertising prints, always striving to merge information and entertainment.

He has created pieces for major clients such as Google, Riot, UOL, Netflix, and others. He owns the motion graphics studio, Kano Studio, which operates in the production of advertising for television and digital media.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • influences
  • U2

    Knowing the worlds you will work in

    • 2D animation market for the art director
    • Briefing
    • Structure of the film production process
    • Search
  • U3

    developing the content

    • storyboard
    • Animatic and audio
    • First steps of visual development
    • How to start working with color?
    • Typography as a compositional element
  • U4

    Defining the look of your content

    • style and stroke
    • layout
    • Finish/post
    • Final art
  • U5

    Animation and Finalization

    • 2D animation principles
    • Post production
  • FP

    Final project

    • Art Direction for 2D Animation

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Layout Creation for 2D Animation. 3D, and Animation course by Daniel Kano

Layout Creation for 2D Animation

A course by Daniel Kano
Designer and Art Director. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined May 2021
  • 98% positive reviews (50)
  • 851 students