Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Motion Graphics Loops 01: Photoshop Techniques.
- [Voiceover] You'll be creating new Photoshop files for this project, and updating them as we go through each movie, but if you want to jump in later on in the course, or just follow along with my Photoshop files, I'll be incrementally saving them for each chapter, so you can simply open the Photoshop file that corresponds to each movie, and get started. Within the exercise files, you'll find folders corresponding to each chapter of this course. Within those folders will be Photoshop files for that chapter, as well as other assets we'll be using. There's also a folder for exports and renders where we'll save any videos and animated GIFs that we create.
To get the most out of this course, you should have a little understanding of Adobe Photoshop. I'll be referencing tools, tabs, and some menu items that will be helpful to already be familiar with. Most actions I'll call out while I do them for you to follow along, but there will be some repeating tasks that I'll move more quickly through after I've started and gone through them once. We'll also jump into Adobe After Effects briefly, so some familiarity with the After Effects interface is helpful, but by no means mandatory. If you're viewing this course on a mobile device, a set-top device or your membership doesn't provide access to the exercise files, that's OK.
You can still follow along by watching how I use the files.
- Working with the Photoshop Timeline panel and video layers
- Animating frame by frame in Photoshop
- Exporting animation and other media types to animated GIFs
- Preparing After Effects animation loops for Photoshop