Bring comic panels to life in this class covering Motion Comics! We’ll be mostly using Adobe Photoshop to animate public domain comics from the 1950s Golden Age; we’ll also cover Adobe After Effects for more precise animation techniques.
Bring comic panels to life in this class covering Motion Comics! In this section, we’ll be using Adobe Character Animator to animate the faces and mouths of comic characters using motion capture technology. This gives us actual fully animated talking heads with physics like swinging hair and blinking eyes, all controlled by our own facial movements and lip synced sounds.
I’ll show you how I animate comic art using material pulled from public domain Golden Age comics.
A few words about Adobe After Effects- this is a huge program with a ton of features and options. In the same way Photoshop allows you to create virtually any image you can think of, After Effects lets you manipulate footage, still images like jpgs, graphics like Illustrator shapes, words, and sound all in one. These combined elements are called “Compositions” in After Effects, and you can nest a composition within a composition, or have a sequence of compositions like any other video editor such as premiere or iMovie.