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After Effects: Using Photoshop Files

Ian Robinson

About this course

Photoshop is well suited for creating initial concept boards, storyboarding, and preparing elements for animation in After Effects. By doing this prep work in Photoshop, you can save precious render time later in the animation process. In this course, After Effects guru Ian Robinson shows how use channels and masks to isolate selected elements from stills. He also creates storyboards in Photoshop and optimizes those documents to speed up the next step in the process: animation in After Effects. Plus, learn how to create depth mattes, correct lens distortion and sharpen video using Photoshop's video editing capabilities, and use the data sets modular workflow to speed up the creation of repetitive elements like lower thirds.
 

Topics include:

  • Isolating still images with channels and masks
  • Preparing layer groups for After Effects
  • Working with layer styles and vector shapes
  • Importing compositions in After Effects
  • Converting Photoshop type
  • Animating with layer styles and depth mattes
  • Fixing video issues in Photoshop
  • Creating data sets

Curriculum1h 59m

  • Exercise Files: Using Photoshop Files
  • Preview
    Isolating Still Elements for Animation
  • Optimizing Photoshop Files for After Effects
  • Animating Photoshop Files in After Effects
  • Using Photoshop to Fix Video
  • Working Smarter with Data Sets
  • Bonus Downloads
  • Quick Reference Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Lumetri Color Grading Presets Collection 1

About this course

Photoshop is well suited for creating initial concept boards, storyboarding, and preparing elements for animation in After Effects. By doing this prep work in Photoshop, you can save precious render time later in the animation process. In this course, After Effects guru Ian Robinson shows how use channels and masks to isolate selected elements from stills. He also creates storyboards in Photoshop and optimizes those documents to speed up the next step in the process: animation in After Effects. Plus, learn how to create depth mattes, correct lens distortion and sharpen video using Photoshop's video editing capabilities, and use the data sets modular workflow to speed up the creation of repetitive elements like lower thirds.
 

Topics include:

  • Isolating still images with channels and masks
  • Preparing layer groups for After Effects
  • Working with layer styles and vector shapes
  • Importing compositions in After Effects
  • Converting Photoshop type
  • Animating with layer styles and depth mattes
  • Fixing video issues in Photoshop
  • Creating data sets

Curriculum1h 59m

  • Exercise Files: Using Photoshop Files
  • Preview
    Isolating Still Elements for Animation
  • Optimizing Photoshop Files for After Effects
  • Animating Photoshop Files in After Effects
  • Using Photoshop to Fix Video
  • Working Smarter with Data Sets
  • Bonus Downloads
  • Quick Reference Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Lumetri Color Grading Presets Collection 1