After Effects Guru: Animating Logos

with Ian Robinson
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After Effects Guru: Animating Logos
Video duration: 0s 1h 22m Intermediate


This episode of After Effects Guru combines the powers of Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator to help you make polished logo animations for your clients. Learn how to use the Keyframe Assistant to build animations with multiple repeating elements, and animate with color, starting with grayscale values you'll use to generate different hues. Ian Robinson also provides some project-saving advice for what happens when you don't have access to the full-res version of a logo. Last, you'll learn about the best formats for outputting animated logo bugs and animations that contain transparency.

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Topics include:
  • Optimizing bitmap and vector logos
  • Repeating animation with the Keyframe Assistant
  • Animating with colors
  • Animating type logos
  • Building and saving transitional elements
  • Rendering your animation
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- Welcome to another episode of AE Guru. In this course, we're going to learn a little bit about how to animate logos. We'll cover some interesting topics, like how to get your colors consistent across the entire creative suite. We'll look at using some different animation techniques using the keyframe assistant with some repeating animation elements. We'll look at techniques used to animate with colors, starting with a basic gray scale layout and then using those gray scale values to actually generate different colors. We'll look at how to finish and polish your animation using textures and we'll even talk about what to do when you're in the tough situation of not having access to the actual full resolution or vector based version of a logo.

And finally, we'll explore some different methods for output. We'll look at some of the best format options when you're creating animated logo bugs or how to deliver an animation with transparency. Now, I'm really excited about this course, so let's get started animating logos with Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator.

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