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Animated Collage with Adobe After Effects

A course by Joseba Elorza , Animator and Illustrator

Animator and Illustrator. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
Joined May 2006

Discover the secrets of camera movement to create 3D effects with photos

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  • 99% positive reviews (856)
  • 19203 students

Discover the secrets of camera movement to create 3D effects with photos

A course by Joseba Elorza

Joseba Elorza, better known as MiraRuido, works primarily with the art form of collage, which he fills with motion and depth to provoke feelings as surreal as the images themselves. After teaching you the techniques to create animations from photos and videos in Retro Movement in After Effects, in this course, MiraRuido takes things a step further and shows you how to simulate a 3D space in After Effects using only flat photos and images arranged in a collage.

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What will you learn in this online course?

23 lessons & 16 downloads

21 minutes, 17 seconds
Crop the photos 1
15 minutes, 46 seconds
Crop photos 2
10 minutes, 41 seconds
Introduction to After Effects
10 minutes, 39 seconds
Cheering scenes 1.1
18 minutes, 51 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (856)
  • 19203 students
  • 23 lessons (4h 36m)
  • 16 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Using only photographs, make a 3D-looking animated collage of a surreal landscape with a seamless transition between the beginning and end to create a GIF for social media.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, designers, photographers, editors, animators, and anyone interested in learning how to work with a camera in a 3D environment in After Effects, as well as anybody passionate about collage who wants to learn how to add depth and motion to their cutouts.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of Photoshop is needed to create collages, although experience in After Effects isn't essential since Joseba teaches you the animation process step by step from scratch.

As for materials, all you need is a computer with Photoshop and After Effects.

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.


19203 Students
856 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Joseba Elorza

A course by Joseba Elorza

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Animator and Illustrator

Joseba Elorza studied to become a sound technician, and after a few lackluster years in art school, MiraRuido was born. His mind-bending project emerged out of a collision between his two passions; he used to spend his mornings surrounded by sound at a radio station and long nights creating collages. Little by little, the visual side tuned out the audio and transformed into a lifestyle.

His illustrations have been featured in magazines like Esquire, New Scientist, and the Wall Street Journal. He has also created animations for clients such as National Geographic and Amazon, and music videos for bands like Green Day, Berri Txarrak, and more.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Looking for the material

    • Free and free images
    • And where do you get those old photos?
    • Bonus Track: music and sounds
  • U3

    Preparation of the material

    • Storyboard
    • Crop the photos 1
    • Crop photos 2
    • Import the material in After Effects
  • U4

    Full in After Effects

    • Introduction to After Effects
    • The camera in After Effects
    • Cheering scenes 1.1
    • Animating scenes 1.2
    • Animando Escenas 1.3
    • Animando Escenas 1.4
    • Animando Escenas 1.5
    • Animating scenes 2.1
    • Animating scenes 2.2
    • Animating scenes 2.3
    • Animating scenes 2.4
    • Final retouching
  • U5

    Export the video

    • Render the project
    • Create a GIF with our video
  • FP

    Final project

    • x Creating Affects After Effects 3D environments

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Animated Collage with Adobe After Effects. 3D, and Animation course by Joseba Elorza Best seller

Animated Collage with Adobe After Effects

A course by Joseba Elorza
Animator and Illustrator. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
Joined May 2006
  • 99% positive reviews (856)
  • 19203 students