Photoshop + Illustrator Unleashed

Topic: Design for 2D Animators
Skill Level: Beginner
Type: 8 Week Intensive

About This Course 

This course will teach you how to create artwork from scratch using the tools and workflows that pro's use every day. You will master the most commonly used tools in both Photoshop and Illustrator as well as the best practices to use them. 


The only thing you need to take this class is an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. We'll take you from blank page to finished piece, giving you the opportunity to build new skills with each lesson. 

Schedule and Course Length

Length 8 weeks of Photoshop + Illustrator Unleashed
Week 1: Orientation Week
Week 2 - 3: Lessons and Assignments
Week 4: Focus Week (no new assignments or lessons this week)
Weeks 5 - 6: Lessons and Assignments
Weeks 7 - 8: Extended Critique 

Instructor - Jake Bartlett 

Jake Bartlett is a motion designer and online instructor based in Denver Colorado. After working at a production company in Los Angeles for nearly five years he decided to quit his day job to pursue the freelancer’s life and teaching animation online. His creativity runs on coffee, lego bricks and “Weird Al” Yankovic. Throughout his career he’s had the opportunity to work for clients like Coca-Cola, Twitter, Skype, Evernote, HGTV, NatGeo Wild and Norah Jones. When he’s not working Jake enjoys going to parks with his family and longboarding with his Dalmatian, Pixel. 

Course Format 

Our flexible course format makes it possible to be engaged from anywhere in the world on your own schedule. All of our courses are taught completely online through pre-recorded lesson videos, podcasts, and handouts. Students typically receive homework assignments twice per week, which have soft deadlines. All student work is critiqued by our highly trained Teaching Assistants. School of Motion TA's are professional motion designers with real life experience in the industry. They will be there for you throughout the entire session to critique your work in our proprietary critique portal. Our TA's are able to critique as many versions of your work as you would like to submit during the duration of the session; so you get the feedback you need to sharpen your skills. During the course you will be invited to a private Facebook group that contains all of the Teaching Assistants and students in your session. This is a great tool for connecting, asking or answering questions, sharing thoughts or insights, and winning cool contests! 


  • 15-20 hours per week
  • 9 assignments (typically assigned on Mondays and Thursdays with soft deadlines the next day)

Required Software 

  • Adobe Illustrator CC 2018.1 (22.1.0 or Higher) 
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 (19.1.5 or Higher) 


$697 or 2 payments of $370 ($740 total) Click here to view the next open enrollment. 

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