Animated Transitions with 2D Illustration & After Effects

A course by Yukai Du , Illustrator and Animator

Illustrator and Animator. London, United Kingdom.
Joined January 2020

Create seamless and organic animated transitions from scratch by exploring color, shape, texture, pattern, and timing using both analog and digital techniques

  • 100% positive reviews (76)
  • 3433 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Create seamless and organic animated transitions from scratch by exploring color, shape, texture, pattern, and timing using both analog and digital techniques

A course by Yukai Du

Ever wanted to create vibrant and playful animations from scratch? Renowned illustrator and animator Yukai Du has created bold and abstract motion graphics for clients like The New Yorker, Spotify, Adobe, and Apple. She’s here to teach you how to create seamless transition animations from start to finish.

In this online course, discover how to draw inspiration from simple elements like color, shape, and texture using both digital and analog techniques. Get ready to stand out from the crowd with fluid and organic animations of your own!

If you’d like to learn more with Yukai, take a look at her first Domestika course Hand-Drawn Digital Animation: Bring Illustrations to Life.

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What will you learn in this online course?

19 lessons & 19 downloads

  • 100% positive reviews (76)
  • 3433 students
  • 19 lessons (4h 31m)
  • 19 additional resources (7 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?

Produce three short clips using After Effects and Animate to showcase a range of transition techniques.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone wanting to explore the animated world of transitions.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need some basic sketching skills and a computer installed with After Effects, Animate, and a drawing program like Photoshop.


Reviews

3433 Students
76 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Yukai Du

A course by Yukai Du

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Illustrator and Animator

Yukai Du is a Chinese-born illustrator and animator based in London, UK. At just 15 years old, she began training at GuangZhou Academy of Fine Arts where she learned to work with acrylic and still life paintings, pencil drawings, and sculpture. From there, she went on to study animation at college, where her traditional art skills were put into practice. It was there that she discovered her passion for creating craft-like illustrations and animations, and she later moved to London to pursue a Master’s degree in those art forms.

After graduating, she worked at various studios in the UK including M-I-E and Bliink. Since then, as a freelancer, she has collaborated with well-known brands including The New Yorker, Spotify, The Guardian, MTV, Adobe, Apple, and WeTransfer. Her work has also been recognized by Adobe Design Awards, 3x3 International Illustration Awards, and more.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Storyboards and Exploration

    • From One Script to Different Storyboards
    • Connecting One Storyboard with Different Transitions
    • Designing Transitions and Longer Formats
  • U3

    Experiments in Style

    • Colour Boards with One Colour Palette
    • Analysing Scenes and Exploring Styles 1
    • Analysing Scenes and Exploring Styles 2
    • Analysing Scenes and Exploring Styles 3
    • Planning Transition Details in Colour Boards
  • U4

    Timing and Animation Style

    • The Timing 1
    • The Timing 2
    • The Timing 3
    • Stylising Transitions 1
    • Stylising Transitions 2
    • Stylising Transitions 3
    • Stylising Transitions 4
    • Stylising Transitions 5
    • Making Unique Transitions
  • FP

    Final project

    • Animated Transitions with 2D Illustration & After Effects

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Animated Transitions with 2D Illustration & After Effects. 3D, and Animation course by Yukai Du

Animated Transitions with 2D Illustration & After Effects

A course by Yukai Du
Illustrator and Animator. London, United Kingdom.
Joined January 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (76)
  • 3433 students