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Introduction to Traditional Animation with Photoshop

A course by Numecaniq
Graphic Designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined February 2016
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Learn the 12 principles of frame-by-frame animation and bring your stories to life

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Learn the 12 principles of frame-by-frame animation and bring your stories to life



Spanish
  • 100% positive reviews (230)
  • 5574 students
  • 24 lessons (4h 48m)
  • 16 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Are you looking to get started in the world of traditional animation? All you need is a solid theoretical base and an experienced animator—like Rodrigo Miguel, better known as Numecaniq—to explain everything in detail. You may know him from his work for brands like Adobe, MTV, Spotify, Amazon, and Adult Swim, or from his course 2D Animation with Photoshop: drawing, camera and action! at Domestika.

In this online course, get to know the world of frame-by-frame animation using Photoshop to create eye-catching animations.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Hello!
  • U2
    U2. Principles of design
  • U3
    U3. Principles of Movement
  • U4
    U4. More movement principles and a little bit of concept
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by meeting Numecaniq, who tells you about how he got started, his motivations, and his focus within the world of animation. He also shows you some of his main influences, which inspire him to this day.

Learn about his discovery of the principles of animation and explore some of the greatest examples, as well as where the sector is heading.

Then, learn more about your work tool, Adobe Photoshop, and the easiest way to make animations with this software. In addition, learn about coloring methods, some useful extensions, and tips for exporting files.

Numecaniq explains the basic principles of animation, as well as the elements that make up an animated piece and how they interact.

Then, through a series of examples and exercises, dive into the 12 principles of frame-by-frame animation in two parts: first, the principles of design, and then, those of motion. Afterwards, go deeper into the third element: the concept. Learn some techniques to come up with a concept, and go over some examples of GIF series with a theme that you can use as a reference for your final project.

Now you can use all your newfound knowledge to create natural animations that are full of life.

What is this course's project?

Make a series of GIFs by applying each of the principles of animation learned in the course.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To designers, illustrators, drawing lovers, and anyone interested in entering the world of animation from the beginning.

Requirements and materials

No previous animation experience is required to take this course. As for materials, you'll need paper and pencil, and a computer with Adobe Photoshop CC or higher. A graphics tablet is also recommended.


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Numecaniq

A course by Numecaniq

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Rodrigo Miguel, better known as Numecaniq, is a designer and animator specializing in frame-by-frame 2D animation. In addition to his creative education, he holds a degree in philosophy from UNAM in Mexico.

His work has been seen around the world thanks to collaborations with major brands and companies like Adobe, MTV, Amazon, and Spotify. He has also participated in international events like Pictoplasma in Berlin and the BDA Awards in New York.


Content

  • U1

    Hello!

    • Influences
    • Presentation
  • U2

    Principles of design

    • Line of action and appeal - Part 2
    • Line of action and appeal - Part 1
    • Solid drawing and staging
    • Design, movement and concept
    • It's just a tool
    • Past and futurisms of animation
  • U3

    Principles of Movement

    • Anticipation: Preparing the action
    • Arcs and slow in, slow out - Part 2
    • Arcos and slow in, slow out - Part 1
    • Squash - Stretch: Elasticity of the forms - Part 2
    • Squash - Stretch: Elasticity of the forms - Part 1
    • Straight ahead vs Pose a pose - Part 2
    • Straight ahead vs Pose a pose - Part 1
  • U4

    More movement principles and a little bit of concept

    • Follow through and overlapping - Part 1
    • Follow through and overlapping - Part 2
    • Secondary action
    • Exaggeration - Part 1
    • Exaggeration - Part 2
    • Timing and spacing - Part 1
    • Timing and spacing - Part 2
    • Breakdowns
    • The objective is the concept
  • FP

    Final project

    • x Introduction to beginner animation level -1

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    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

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

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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  • Share knowledge and ideas

    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.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


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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 Traditional Animation with Photoshop. 3D, and Animation course by Numecaniq Best seller

Introduction to Traditional Animation with Photoshop

A course by Numecaniq
Graphic Designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined February 2016
  • 100% positive reviews (230)
  • 5574 students