The Ultimate 2D Game Character Design & Animation Course

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Learning paid
5.5 hours course
Course by Udemy
What will you learn?
Design your own character
Build your character in Photoshop
Animate your character for a 2D game
About the course

course was last updated on 11/1/16

over 7,000 learning students and begin designing game
characters and animation today!

to start creating professional game graphics and animations? Or maybe
you’re on a quest to start making money as a game graphic designer?
In any case you’ve come to the right place.

Ultimate Character Design and Animation for 2D Games course will show
you how to create high quality stylized characters and animations for
games that will stand up as professional work. The techniques taught
in this course can be translated into just about any asset creation
for games. This course will enhance or give you skills in the world
of digital art creation - or your money back!

course is your track to building amazing attractive character
animations and ultimately - make you money! Whether for your own
games or for other peoples projects.

course will take you from having little knowledge in Photoshop to
creating professional characters and animations in as little as 1

what else is in it for you?

You Design and Build Two Different Characters!

gain instant access to all four sections of the course including the
bonus section where I show you where and how to find jobs creating
digital art work that you can do from anywhere in the world. You’ll
also gain access to all of my Photoshop files and sprite sheets that
I create though out the for you to use how ever you like. These
assets can be used in your own games or just to study and trace over.

course is setup to quickly take you through step by step, the process
of creating a digital character and animating them in Photoshop. It
will equip you with the knowledge to create stunning designs and
animations for 2d games.

believe me? I offer you a full money back guarantee within the first
30 days of purchasing the course.

what you get with the course:

get access to the four sections of the course that will show you how
I create professional digital backgrounds and also teaches you where
you can find clients. The course is supported with over 4.5 hours of
clear content that I walk you through each step of the way.

at your fingers tips instantly.

  • The
    course starts with the basics. For those of you that have never
    used Photoshop I’ll walk you through the basic tools we’ll be

  • Next
    I’ll show you how I create my thumbnails and where I go for

  • Once
    you’ve chosen a thumbnail we’ll design each individual aspect
    of the character through multiple sketches.

  • At
    this point you’ll be ready to dive right in and start building
    the individual components that will make up your character! In this
    course we will be creating two different characters and animating
    one of them!

  • Next
    we can create our sprite sheet and prep it in unity for animation.

the 5 chapters you will learn:

  • Photoshop

  • The
    design process

  • Building
    your character assets

  • Sprite
    sheet creation

  • Animation

  • how
    to find jobs creating digital artwork

else will you get?

Personal contact with me, the course tutor

Lifetime access to course materials

Understanding of how professional digital artwork is designed,
created, and organized layer by layer

Bonus section on how to become a freelancer

all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will
get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section
of the course.

will be here for you every step of the way!

what are you waiting for? Sign up now to get
free bonus section

and start building to day!

Getting started
In this section we will go over all the required materials needed to complete this course. I'll also teach you the basic tools we will be using in Photoshop to create your character.
Welcome to the course! Introduction
Welcome a board! In this lecture I'm going to give you a brief over view of who I am and what you will learn by the end of this course. Remember hat If you have any questions you can ask them in the Q&A section of the course and I'll be answering all of them.
How to get a guaranteed win out of this course!
Make sure that you get the most out of this course. As your instructor I want to make sure that you get the most out of this course. If you have any questions throughout the course I will be here to answer all your questions, so please ask! 
Join the Facebook Support Group and share your designs!
Get connected with other students through the course Facebook Page. I encourage everyone to post there progress as they create there game artwork. 
What you will need to complete this course and free Photoshop!
There are a few things you will need to complete this course. In this lecture I'll go over all of this. I'll also go over how you can download a free Photoshop trial if you're not sure whether you want to purchase yet.
What is character design?
In this lecture I'll teach you all about character design and what you need to understand about it. I'll go over all the different components that make up a strong character design, and how character design is a form of story telling. 
Researching your character and reference.
It's important to research your character and find reference for them. In this lecture I teach you how and where to find research and reference for your character. 
Learn the importance of reference and how to use it
It's very important to use reference when designing a character. In this lecture I'll explain why and how to use reference so you can create the best quality character. 
Get your questions answered in the Q & Asection of this course!
If you run into confusion or have any questions though out the course I'm here every step of the way. All you have to do is go to the Q & A section of the course and post your question. I make sure that every question is answered. 
Learning Basic Photoshop tools!
Learning Basic Photoshop tools!In this lecture i'll go over the basic Photoshop tools and there hot keys. If you're already familiar with Photoshop you are more than welcome to skip ahead.
How layers work, its simple!
Many people get confused about layers in Photoshop. In this lecture I'm going to demystify layers and teach you how they work. They really are not as complicated as people think! 
Lear how to find the exact same colors I use throughout the course
If you are following along with me through out the course you are going to want to know the exact colors I use. In this lecture you will learn a technique that allows you to find the color codes of the colors I will be using.  
  • Some basic drawing skills
  • Photoshop or a free trial version of it
  • Tablet or mouse
Jaysen Batchelor
Jaysen Batchelor
Illustrator & Designer
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