Get an introduction to methods of animation in Adobe Photoshop, building on the skills introduced in Digital Design Techniques. Using animation tools in Photoshop and frame-by-frame digital sequencing techniques, you will bring characters, objects, and graphics to life. The assignments revisit core rudiments of animation (timing, cycles, exaggeration) and progress to more advanced skills: walk cycles, metamorphosis, secondary motion, and straight ahead animation. Animation-specific drawing skills are a big part of this course, with a focus on developing a fast and loose sketching style similar to the hand-drawn animation techniques used by major animation studios. You will complete projects that demonstrate proficiency with the animator's workflow, from concept to completed short film, using a drawing tablet and outputting the work to high-quality video files.