Beginning Photoshop for Animation and Visual Development May-June
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"The class was well done even though there was a mix of those experiences with Photoshop and those who are inexperienced (like myself). Lizzie did a really good job of helping all of us and making sure we were all on the same page every step of the way. It was a great class and I have gained a lot of valuable information from it. Thank you and Lizzie for putting on the course and I look forward to part 2."


Students will spend the four week course creating an original portfolio piece in Photoshop, with an emphasis on environment design and color for animation. Students will learn the basics of Photoshop, from using brushes to sketch and paint, to using layer blending modes and photo reference to create final textured pieces.


Event Schedule

Session 1: Saturday May 19 10AM-12PM
Session 2: Saturday May 26 10AM-12PM

Session 3: Saturday June 2 10AM-12PM

Session 4: Saturday June 9 10AM-12PM

Tickets: $125 per attendee (10% discount available for studios and students)

Artist Bio:

Lizzie Nichols is a visual development artist at Sony Pictures Animation. She has worked for DreamWorks Television Animation, RGH Entertainment, Rough Draft Studios, and Walt Disney Imagineering. Her freelance clients have included Disney Television and Cartoon Network. Her credits include Smurfs: The Lost Village, The Emoji Movie, Hotel Transylvania 2, Home (TV Series), Futurama, and Generator Rex. Currently she is working on Hotel Transylvania 3, due out in 2018. She is an environment and prop designer and painter.

She is originally from Connecticut and received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Wellesley College in Massachusetts in 2003. She graduated from Art Center College of Design in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Entertainment Design.