08.11.17 | Backgrounds/Layout for Animation TV Production using PhotoShop (5 Wednesday Evenings)

Course Content:

This course will cover the following:

  • Staging and composition at the layout stage.
  • Reinforcing basic perspective.
  • Photoshop techniques for creating backgrounds.
  • Working from board to background on an animated production.
  • Building a background portfolio and applying to studios.

Participant Profile:

Interested participants should have a good basic knowledge of Photoshop.

Tutor Info:

Fran Johnston has worked in the animation industry as a background artist and compositor for the last 11 years. For the last 5 years he has been lead background supervisor at Boulder Media. During his career he has worked on shows such as Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends and The Amazing World of Gumball for Cartoon Network, Randy Cunningham Ninth Grade Ninja and Wander Over Yonder for Disney and El Tigre for Nickelodeon.

Date & Times:

5 Wednesday Evenings from 6.30pm-9.30pm – 8th November, 15th November, 22nd November, 29th November and 6th December.


Room 11, Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylors Lane, Dublin 8 (Directions and Map: http://gec.ie/get-in-touch/).


Members: 100 Euro, Non Members: 125 Euro

Payment can be made by credit card online (a link will be sent to you) or by cheque/postal order payable to Animation Skillnet.

Application Procedure:

Please apply by sending an email to: animationskillnet@gmail.com

Deadline for Applications:

Wednesday, 1st November.

Course Information


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