Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying color via CC Libraries in Illustrator, part of Motion Graphic Design: Composition.
- [Instructor] Now we're going to recolor our artwork.…We're in 04_08_Color.ai, you can open that too if…you've got access to the files and you can follow along.…You'll notice in my Creative Cabin cc Library,…I have some colors that I've chosen to use for this project.…If I want to bring them into this project,…I'm going to open the Swatches panel,…right click, and choose Add to Swatches.…And you'll see that that adds the current selection…to the Swatches, I've only selected one color.…Now I'm not sure if it's a bug or by design,…but when you use a spot color, and a spot color is a color…that's been produced by a particular vendor…such as Pantone or something like that,…when you apply a spot color, it adds it twice.…
So you may need to do a little bit of tidying up.…You can select multiple items, so I can select this one…and then shift click down to the bottom and add them all.…So let's go to Add to Swatches,…and that adds all my colors in there.…Now I can select those and then choose New Color Group…and we'll call it Cabin Advert Colors.…
In this course, learn about the most important principles of composition and how to use them in your designs. Instructor Angie Taylor puts these principles in context by taking you though the development of an online advertisement, and showcasing the different techniques used throughout her workflow. She demonstrates how to capture colors, patterns, and shapes using the Adobe Capture app; develop your rough ideas into layers that are ready for animating; compose design elements in After Effects; and create 3D artwork with Cinema 4D and After Effects.
- Using color, contrast, line, and shape
- Sampling colors from photographs
- Creating swatch groups in Adobe Illustrator
- Adding dimension with space, motion, and depth
- Creating vector shapes with the Adobe Capture app
- Coloring artwork in Adobe Draw
- Illustrator layer structure for 2D animation
- Composing design elements in After Effects
- When to use Cinema 4D for 2D-style animation
- Creating 3D artwork for motion graphics
- Adding depth to 3D objects with shading