Introduction to Traditional Animation with Photoshop

A course by Numecaniq
Graphic designer. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 02/11/2016
, Graphic designer

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

  • 100% Positive reviews (45)
  • 1107 students
  • Spanish with subtitles
Introduction to Traditional Animation with Photoshop

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


  • Spanish with subtitles
  • 100% Positive reviews (45)
  • 1107 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 24 Lessons (4h 48m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish / English / Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever


To get started in the world of traditional animation you just need a solid theoretical base and an experienced animator to explain everything to you in detail, like Rodrigo Miguel, better known as Numecaniq, whom you can meet for his work for brands such as Adobe, MTV, Spotify , Amazon or Adult Swim, or for its course 2D Animation with Photoshop: drawing, camera and action! in Domestika.

In this course you will enter the world of animation frame by frame using Photoshop, to create animations that do not go unnoticed.

About this 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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You will start the course knowing Numecaniq, who will tell you about his beginnings, motivations and vocation within the world of animation. It will also show you some of its main influences that inspire you to this day.

You will see how the first steps were to discover the principles of animation, mentioning some of the great exponents of animation, and also, where the sector is pointing.

You will continue to know your working tool: Adobe Photoshop; and the simplest way to make animations with this software. In addition, you will see coloring methods, some extensions that will be very useful and tips for exporting files.

Numecaniq will explain the basic principles of animation, then address the elements that make up an animated piece and how they interact.

Then, through a series of examples and exercises, you will learn the 12 principles of picture-by-frame animation divided into two parts: first the principles of design and then those of movement. Then you will delve into the third element, the concept, about which you will see some techniques to generate it and you will see some examples of GIF series under a theme that you can take as reference for your final project.

At the end of this course, you will have all the necessary knowledge to create animations full of life and naturalness.

What is this course's project?

You will make a series of GIFs applying each of the principles of animation learned in the course.

Who is it for?

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

What you need

To complete this course you will not need previous knowledge of animation. What materials do you need? Paper, pencil, a computer with Adobe Photoshop CC or higher, and it is advisable to have a graphic tablet.


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Numecaniq

A course by Numecaniq

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Rodrigo Miguel, better known as Numecaniq, is a designer and animator specialized in 2D technique, frame by frame. To his training in the creative field we must add the philosophy studies he carried out at the UNAM.

His work has traveled around the world and has collaborated with brands and companies such as Adobe, MTV, Adult Swim, Warner, Amazon or Spotify, among others. In addition, he has participated in international festivals such as Pictoplasma in Berlin or the BDA awards in New York.


Contents

  • U1

    Hello!

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Principles of design

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

    Principles of Movement

    • Straight ahead vs Pose a pose - Part 1
    • Straight ahead vs Pose a pose - Part 2
    • Squash - Stretch: Elasticity of the forms - Part 1
    • Squash - Stretch: Elasticity of the forms - Part 2
    • Arcos and slow in, slow out - Part 1
    • Arcs and slow in, slow out - Part 2
    • Anticipation: Preparing the action
  • 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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Introduction to Traditional Animation with Photoshop. A 3D, and Animation course by Numecaniq

Introduction to Traditional Animation with Photoshop

A course by Numecaniq
Graphic designer. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 02/11/2016
  • 100% Positive reviews (45)
  • 1107 students