Animation: Create a New Year's Eve Countdown

Animation: Create a New Year's Eve Countdown

Are you ready to welcome the new year? Join this course, create an animated GIF and say goodbye to this year by sharing it with everyone on your social media! We'll learn to create simple animations step by step and then, we'll be able to add them to our portfolio. So...shall we start?

About this course

Ready, 3, 2, 1… New Year is around the corner and we are practicing for the big countdown in the happiest mood possible. In this course, we will be creating an animation of New Year's countdown with 12 bells and it’s going to be epic! First, we are going to create a color palette for our project, then we are going to create all the screens in Illustrator. When we are done designing, we are going to give life to those illustrations, and for that, we will use After Effects. We will learn many tricks and tips about After Effects to create a very fun and attractive animation that will surely bring even more joy to your holidays!

What project are we going to develop?

We are going to create a 2D animation of a countdown on After Effects. For that, we will create all the screens and elements in Illustrator and then, import the files to After Effects, where we will animate everything

Who is this course for?

Basic knowledge of Illustrator and After Effects is required for this course since some skills are needed to complete the animation.

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Course Details

Beginner level 1h 28m 9 lessons 801 users


After Effects After Effects


Carlos Behrens
Carlos Behrens
Carlos Behrens Teacher

Carlos is a graphic designer who works from his own studio in Spain, The Design Owl. He works with clients from all around the world designing everything from logos and stationery to animations and 3D graphics. He loves to share his knowledge with people who are eager to learn.