Isometric Animation with Illustrator and After Effects

A course by Ana Pérez López , Illustrator and Animation Director

Illustrator and Animation Director. London, United Kingdom.
Joined October 2018

Learn to how play with lines, shapes, and perspective to create isometric illustrations in Adobe Illustrator and bring them to life with After Effects

  • 100% positive reviews (23)
  • 1418 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to how play with lines, shapes, and perspective to create isometric illustrations in Adobe Illustrator and bring them to life with After Effects

A course by Ana Pérez López

Isometric illustration is the art of using perspective to make flat figures appear three-dimensional. By adding movement to this technique, award-winning illustrator and digital designer Ana Pérez López transforms simple objects into striking animations that tell a story. She’s collaborated with brands like Samsung, Spotify, CNN London, and The New York Times, and has seen her short films featured at festivals like SXSW and Slamdance.

In this online course, Ana teaches how to create isometric animations from start to finish using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects. Discover how to turn a concept into a composition by exploring lines, shapes, colors, and perspective before bringing it to life with dynamic motion. Play with visual perception and express your ideas through animated illustrations.

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What will you learn in this online course?

31 lessons & 19 downloads

How to Find an Idea
7 minutes, 4 seconds
Sketch! Sketch! Sketch! 1
20 minutes, 20 seconds
Clean Lines 1
16 minutes, 53 seconds
How to Color the Illustration 1
13 minutes, 40 seconds
Preparing the Animation: Layers
16 minutes, 31 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (23)
  • 1418 students
  • 31 lessons (7h 22m)
  • 19 additional resources (8 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 an isometric illustration of your favorite neighborhood business and bring it to life as an animated sticker.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrator, animators, designers, and anyone who wants to create artwork in motion.

Requirements and materials

Basic notions of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects are recommended.

As for materials, you need a computer with access to these programs.

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

1418 Students
23 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Ana Pérez López

A course by Ana Pérez López

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Illustrator and Animation Director

Madrid native Ana Pérez López is a digital illustrator and animator based in London. As a restless spirit, she’s changed career paths and countries multiple times, but has always been driven by storytelling. She started as a journalist in Chile and went on to study animation in California before landing in the UK. Her illustration style is characterized by expressive color palettes, playful shapes, and a creative use of perspective that adds a touch of surrealism to her art.

Since switching from written to visual narratives, Ana has worked with clients like Culture Trip, Spotify, Vimeo, Samsung, UN Women, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Economist. Her films have been featured at festivals such as SXSW and have earned her several awards, including a Young Guns in 2020 and an Emmy for her collaboration on an animated short for CNN.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Fun and Freedom Within a Grid

    • An Introduction to Isometric Illustration
    • How to Find an Idea
    • Sketch! Sketch! Sketch! 1
    • Sketch! Sketch! Sketch! 2
  • U3

    Making the Illustration

    • Clean Lines 1
    • Clean Lines 2
    • Clean Lines 3
    • How to Color the Illustration 1
    • How to Color the Illustration 2
    • Adding Dimension with Lights and Shadows 1
    • Adding Dimension with Lights and Shadows 2
    • Textures 1
    • Textures 2
    • Textures 3
  • U4

    Bringing the Illustration to Life

    • Preparing the Animation: Layers
    • Folder Organizing and File Setup 1
    • Folder Organizing and File Setup 2
    • Animating the Main Objects 1
    • Animating the Main Objects 2
    • Animating the Main Objects 3
    • Animating the Main Objects 4
    • Animating the Main Objects 5
    • Animating Other Objects 1
    • Animating Other Objects 2
    • Animating Other Objects 3
    • Exporting
  • U5

    Making Stickers for Instagram Stories

    • After Effects: Exporting with an Alpha Channel
    • Turning the Animation into a GIF
    • How to Upload It to GIPHY
  • FP

    Final project

    • Isometric Animation with Illustrator and After Effects

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Isometric Animation with Illustrator and After Effects. 3D, Animation & Illustration course by Ana Pérez López

Isometric Animation with Illustrator and After Effects

A course by Ana Pérez López
Illustrator and Animation Director. London, United Kingdom.
Joined October 2018
  • 100% positive reviews (23)
  • 1418 students