Introduction to Photo Animation

A course by Andrei Franz Mallmann , Animator

Animator. Florianópolis, Brazil.
Joined April 2016

Bring your images to life with exciting techniques in Photoshop and After Effects

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (67)
  • 2081 students

Bring your images to life with exciting techniques in Photoshop and After Effects

If you're looking to transform your photos into moving pieces of art full of effects, this is the perfect course for you. Animator Andrei Franz Mallmann, who's worked for brands including HP, Nestlé, and Habib's, teaches you to apply photo animation techniques to make your pieces pop.

Throughout the course, learn to use tools and features in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects step by step to create realistic and eye-catching compositions. Andrei gives tips for seamless animation and finding the best solutions for your project as a whole.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 21 downloads

Useful Tools
17 minutes, 20 seconds
After Effects Camera
14 minutes, 45 seconds
Caring for the character
9 minutes, 25 seconds
Briefing analysis
5 minutes, 6 seconds
Time to prepare the image
14 minutes, 20 seconds
Camera in Motion
13 minutes, 5 seconds
Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (67)
  • 2081 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 17m)
  • 21 additional resources (8 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?

Produce an animation of up to 15 seconds long using an image containing a person or figure and background elements.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in bringing static images to life.

Requirements and materials

No previous animation experience is needed to take this course, but basic knowledge of Photoshop and After Effects would help.

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


2081 Students
67 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Andrei Franz Mallmann

Andrei Franz Mallmann is a Brazilian animator who entered the motion graphics world in 2007, specializing in photo animation, a technique used to animate static images.

In this capacity, he's produced work for companies such as HP, Nestlé, UOL, and Habib’s. He currently also works under a wider, more general umbrella, which helps him continually develop his unique artistic eye and produce exclusive pieces.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Work Tools

    • What is Photo Animation?
    • Useful Tools
    • After Effects Camera
    • Caring for the character
    • Briefing analysis
  • U3

    From Static to Motion

    • Time to prepare the image
    • Camera in Motion
    • Body Rigging
    • Body Rigging plugin update
    • Body Movements
    • Eye and Hair Movements
  • U4

    Putting the Finishing Touches

    • Final Touches
    • Rendering the Animation
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Photo Animation

What to expect from a Domestika course

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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    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.

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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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 Introduction to Photo Animation. 3D, and Animation course by Andrei Franz Mallmann

Introduction to Photo Animation

A course by Andrei Franz Mallmann
Animator. Florianópolis, Brazil.
Joined April 2016
  • 99% positive reviews (67)
  • 2081 students