Create Photos That Come to Life

Animating Still Photos: Titles & Motion

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Course Overview

This course is designed to show you the “photoslicing” technique I used to create an animated slideshow. The course walks you through my workflow on a step-by-step basis focusing on the Photoshop skills you’ll need as well as keeping the actions in After Effects as simple as possible so that anyone can learn this!

This 2 hour course is designed to teach photographers, videographers and aspiring motion graphics artist a relatively simple but great looking technique for bringing still photos to life in a way that drag and drop slideshows simply cannot replicate.

Creating a Timing File in Premiere

Cutting Out Segments of Your Photos

Adding Masking and Animation

Using Refine Edge to Remove "Halos"

Creating Photo Animations

Adding Text to Your Animations

Animating Text in Your Animation

The Final Product


Lessons

8

Length

1 Hour 39 Minutes

Level

Intermediate

Required

Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects


Lessons

Creating a Timing File

Learn how to save a ton of time on any animated video you do.

Cutting up your photo in Photoshop

Finding natural cut lines. Splitting a photo into multiple layers. How to overlap the layers to prevent “halo” problems. Prepping your file for animation.

Animating Your First Photo

What are keyframes? The basics of the After Effects interface. Creating a composition. How to import footage. Arranging photoslices on a timeline. Creating basic animation.

Cutting out your remaining photos

Practice cutting up your photos for animated layers. Using the refine edge tool to get a cleaner overlap.

Animating Your Remaining Photos

Learn how to add text to an After Effects composition. Adjusting text size and placement. How to change fonts and format text.

Adding Text to your animation

Learn how to add text to an After Effects composition. Adjusting text size and placement. How to change fonts and format text.

Adding Motion to Your Text

How to add animation to your text. Using After Effects presets to apply complex animations with the click of a button. Adjusting text effects and how to split layers.

Closing video

An introduction to more advanced techniques available to use in After Effects.

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