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Adobe Photoshop: Simple Techniques for Amazing Animations

Class Code Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Fri Jul 26, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Tue Jul 30, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 2 sessions $450

Most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

Before each sesson, Tech Training will provide a Zoom link for live online classes, along with any required class materials.


This workshop will help you discover the power of animation! Using beginning Photoshop layers and functions, you can transform images into compelling animations and even create NFTs.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

In this course, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to create animations using Adobe Photoshop and put their new skills to use with an in-class activity. Using Photoshop's layers and animation functions, participants can discover the joys of having a their own personal animation studio.

Learning Goals:
Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the basic principles of digital animation and build fundamental animation proficiency using Adobe Photoshop
  • Gain knowledge and basic proficiency in the key animation skills
  • Inject creativity into their movement-based storytelling
  • Apply their new knowledge to create an animated sequence, which will involve combining different camera movements and framings

Topic Outline:

  • Brief History of Animation and Key Concepts & Terms
  • Fundamentals of Animation: framing, movement, visual storytelling
  • Using Photoshop as an animation studio
JD Beltran

JD Beltran is a photographer, artist, filmmaker, writer, and journalist. Her photographic and artistic practice explores expanding the concept of visual storytelling. For over a decade, her award-winning work has investigated storytelling through the blending of traditional artistic pra

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