In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll look at how we can use Photoshop as an animation tool. We'll start by getting familiar with the timeline in Photoshop and the differences between video and regular layers. We'll then look at what extremes and keyframes are and why they're important to animation. Next, we'll discover how using onion skins can help our workflow by allowing us to see the natural curve of movement. We'll go over breakdowns, in-betweens and the different roles that they play in pose-to-pose animation. We'll also create straight ahead animation and look at when we would use this technique over pose-to-pose. By the end of this Photoshop training, you'll have a greater understanding of how animation works and will be well on your way to creating your own stories. Software required: Photoshop CC 2015.
Alex is a motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Starting out his career in illustration and design gave Alex a firm foundation in the more traditional forms of art. As he refined his skills, he eventually was pulled into the world of motion animation, as well as product design. It was there that Alex was able to take his artistic skills to new heights and really develop himself as a well-rounded CG artist.