Liven up your smartphone by giving it this interface, where your own animated icons appear!

About this course

We're going to design a very simple app that we'll be able to animate in no time at all! I'll teach you how to create a fun design and prepare it to make a smooth looking animation.

The course will be divided in several lessons from the creation of the design to the animation steps, so you can easily follow along and understand the core concepts.

What project are we going to develop?

On this course, we'll create several brushes with the help of the pattern brush based on historical designs. While I will be creating my brushes based on Mexican and pre-Hispanic cultures, you can easily translate the concepts behind this and create your own set inspired by your favorite culture or theme.

Practice each concept as you follow along so you can understand the steps I follow, as well as all the helpful tips and tricks that will be shown.

Who's this course for? Requirements

While the concepts are explained easily so you can follow along, it is recommended that you have some base in both softwares so you can make the most of this course. All concepts are explained as simply as possible, even multiple times so you should have no trouble doing it on your own.

We'll be using Adobe After Effects CC but if you use a previous version that's fine; while the layout may be different, the changes shouldn't impact the concepts behind each lesson. And even if there is are any differences I'll show you how you can use alternative methods to get the same result. 

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The author

Maria Keller
Maria KellerTeacher

Maria Keller is a Mexican freelance motion designer and illustrator working with companies around the world. Her clients include Slyce, SnipSnap, Kittyrama, Advanced Medical, United Inc. and many others. She enjoys working hand to hand with her clients to create all kinds of creative work.

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