online character animation

Photoshop and After Effects Workshop

One Workshop - 11 Weeks

Photoshop is the industry standard for image manipulation and digital art and is a part of every single production pipeline. From storyboarding to texturing in pre production, to creating textures and HDR images for lighting, or compositing final rendered stills, using Photoshop is a essential skill for all digital artists.

After Effects is the most widely used post production application for compositing 3D and 2D footage. It can animate assets and is used to create Special Effects and make changes that would be more time consuming in traditional 3D applications. It is also a very useful tool for preparing image sequences for reference within Maya for animation.

These two applications have more similarities than differences, and what you know about one of these applications can easily be applied to the other. During the first 5 weeks we will learn the ins and outs of Photoshop and then translate those compositing and editing skills to After Effects for the following 5 classes, as well as explore some of the unique tools that make After Effects such a powerful tool. This class is the perfect workshop to pair with other iAnimate classes such as: Maya Modeling & More Workshop, Pre-Visualization Workshop, Lighting and Compositing Workshop, and the Feature and Gaming Animation Workshops.

PhotoShop & After Effects Workshop

PhotoShop & After Effects Workshop

Our qualified instructor will share their experience and knowledge on a weekly basis with the students, making sure the fundamentals of Photoshop and After Effects are well understood. This workshop will include Weekly lectures with 5 Photoshop and 5 After Effect Assignments. upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Work with Layers, Color and Alpha Channels in PS and AE (PhotoShop and After Effects)
  • Create Text, Fonts and use the Paragraph tools for creating Credits and Titles
  • Create Virtual Sets and Matte Paintings
  • Create HDR panoramic images used for Image based Lighting
  • Import and work with Camera RAW images
  • Perform basic and advanced Image Corrections, Restorations and Manipulations
  • Prepare Graphics for 2D Animation in Photoshop
  • Animate 2D Sprites using After Effects
  • Motion Stabilization and Image Tracking within After Effects
  • Create partial Systems and Special Effects
  • Create a production pipeline between Maya and After Effects
  • Export Wireframes and other render Passes from Maya to enhance their Demo Reel
  • Create a Demo Reel demonstrating all of their new skills
  • Workshop Length: 11 weeks

  • Price Per Workshop: $999

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  • Aaron McGriff

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