Creating a Loop Animation from Ink in Photoshop

A course by Mathieu Maillefer , 2D Animation and Stop-Motion Designer

2D Animation and Stop-Motion Designer. París, France.
Joined August 2021

Create a playful 2D animation using video, drawing techniques, and the free AnimDessin2 Photoshop plug-in

  • French with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (8)
  • 539 students

Create a playful 2D animation using video, drawing techniques, and the free AnimDessin2 Photoshop plug-in

A course by Mathieu Maillefer

Get ready to discover the animated universe of Mathieu Maillefer—a captivating blend of humor, motion, and poetic charm. His authentic creations draw their inspiration from the tiny details of everyday life. In this online course, he teaches you to create a 2D animation in Photoshop using drawings inspired by real life as depicted in your own sketches.

Following his expert advice, learn to work with the AnimDessin2 plug-in in Photoshop to seamlessly create a playful drawing that's bursting with life. Time to bring some excitement to your sketches!

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What will you learn in this online course?

22 lessons & 21 downloads

The tools
1 minute, 47 seconds
Inspiration: collecting images
3 minutes, 17 seconds
Breakdown of movements
5 minutes, 51 seconds
Study drawings
15 minutes, 38 seconds
Clean up
13 minutes, 28 seconds
Import 1
12 minutes, 22 seconds
French with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (8)
  • 539 students
  • 22 lessons (4h 28m)
  • 21 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: French
  • French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a 2D animated loop inspired by a video and your own drawings.

Who is this online course for?

Beginners or advanced learners eager to discover how to animate their drawings in Photoshop.

Requirements and materials

It is preferable to have basic notions of drawing and using Photoshop to take this course.

You need a smartphone, a notebook, markers, a scanner (or a digital camera), and access to a computer with Photoshop. A light tablet may also come in handy.


Reviews

539 Students
8 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Mathieu Maillefer

A course by Mathieu Maillefer

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2D Animation and Stop-Motion Designer

From Paris to Angoulême, Mathieu Maillefer loves to create 2D and stop-motion animations of all shapes and sizes. He likes to base his work on hand-drawn illustrations that are inspired by everyday life.

He has worked on many projects and for prestigious clients such as Hermès, Netflix, The New Yorker, CANAL+, and Air France. From freehand storyboarding to digital tools, he is passionate about all the steps involved in the animation process.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Analysis and storyboard

    • The tools
    • Inspiration: collecting images
    • Breakdown of movements
    • Study drawings
    • Clean up
  • U3

    Production in Photoshop

    • Import 1
    • Import 2
    • Preparation of elements 1
    • Preparation of elements 2
    • Preparation of elements 3
    • Preparation of elements 4
    • Animation: key poses and key intervals 1
    • Animation: key poses and key intervals 2
    • Animation: key poses and key intervals 3
    • Animation: intervals and colors 1
    • Animation: intervals and colors 2
    • Animation: intervals and colors 3
    • Decor and finishing touches
  • U4

    Exporting and sharing animation

    • Export from Photoshop
    • Publication of creations
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creating a Loop Animation from Ink in Photoshop

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Creating a Loop Animation from Ink in Photoshop. 3D, and Animation course by Mathieu Maillefer

Creating a Loop Animation from Ink in Photoshop

A course by Mathieu Maillefer
2D Animation and Stop-Motion Designer. París, France.
Joined August 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (8)
  • 539 students