2D Animation for Beginners with Photoshop and After Effects

A course by Bruno Bayeux , Visual Artist

Visual Artist. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined July 2021

Learn how to transform your 2D illustrations into animated videos with motion graphic techniques

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 92% positive reviews (26)
  • 744 students

Learn how to transform your 2D illustrations into animated videos with motion graphic techniques

A course by Bruno Bayeux

Adding movement, life, and character to your illustrations can be a hugely rewarding challenge. Visual artist, and specialist in animation and motion design, Bruno Bayeux, better known as Nobru, shows you how to give your illustrations soul, one step at a time.

In this course, learn to transform your illustrations into 2D animations. Look at some exercises to unleash your creativity, draw those first lines, and give your animations personality, exploring everything that software like Photoshop and After Effects have to offer.

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What will you learn in this online course?

13 lessons & 14 downloads

Types of animation
9 minutes, 38 seconds
References and inspirations
8 minutes, 15 seconds
Dropping the trace
4 minutes, 22 seconds
Preparing your sketch
17 minutes, 2 seconds
Defining and testing colors
13 minutes, 33 seconds
Finalizing the drawing
9 minutes, 30 seconds
Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 92% positive reviews (26)
  • 744 students
  • 13 lessons (2h 3m)
  • 14 additional resources (4 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?

Create an illustration and learn how to animate it in After Effects in the form of a 30-second loop.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Any illustrator wanting to bring their pieces to life and discover the world of 2D animation using motion graphic techniques.

Requirements and materials

Basic illustration skills and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and After Effects are necessary for this course.

In terms of materials, all you need is a computer installed with both software.

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.


744 Students
26 Reviews
92% Positive ratings

Bruno Bayeux

A course by Bruno Bayeux

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Visual Artist

Bruno Bayeux, also known as Nobru, is a visual artist from São Paulo, Brazil. For over a decade, he's been working in design, illustration, and animation, and in his free time he enjoys making music with a small controller, doing graffiti, and creating NFTs.

He has produced music videos for artists like Jordan Seigel, Elo da Corrente, Tiago Frúgoli, and Péricles Cavalcanti, to name just a few, and worked alongside names like Google, Ri Happy, MESA Company, and Editora Moderna. He recently developed the visual identity for the feature film Dentro da Minha Pele by Toni Venturi and Val Gomes, which was released in August 2020.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Making your idea real

    • Types of animation
    • References and inspirations
    • Dropping the trace
    • Preparing your sketch
  • U3

    Bringing your draft to life

    • Defining and testing colors
    • Finalizing the drawing
    • Extra frames
    • Starting Animation in After Effects
    • Motion and effects
  • U4

    From your mind to the world

    • Closing the loop and exporting
    • Social networks in your favor
  • FP

    Final project

    • 2D Animation for Beginners with Photoshop and After Effects

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at 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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    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    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.

  • Connect with a global creative community

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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.

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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2D Animation for Beginners with Photoshop and After Effects. 3D, and Animation course by Bruno Bayeux

2D Animation for Beginners with Photoshop and After Effects

A course by Bruno Bayeux
Visual Artist. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined July 2021
  • 92% positive reviews (26)
  • 744 students