Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Building custom repeating shapes with the Blend tool, part of After Effects Guru: Working with Vectors.
…Now, one of my favorite tools to use inside of Illustrator is the Blend tool.…It allows you to create interesting repeating shapes, and…actually blend from one shape to another shape, and we're…going to go ahead and use the Blend tool to…create an interesting background for our graphic that we're creating.…Let's get started.…So as you can see with the black graphic on…a black background, we can't really see exactly what's going on.…So,…in this video we'll go ahead and use the blend tool to create…a shape that's going to mimic the shape that we have for our background.…
So let's scroll down to layer 9.…Just solo that layer and turn on its alpha visibility.…So you can see in the upper left corner, we have this rounded area.…And lower right, we have an angled off corner.…So we want to mimic…those with our different shapes.…So, enough talking let's jump over into Illustrator.…Once you're in Illustrator, go up under File and choose New.…Make sure you have 1280 by 720 chosen, and go ahead and click OK.…I'm just going to go ahead and reset my Essentials…
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- Analyzing how vectors behave across the Adobe Creative Cloud
- Animating titles from Photoshop
- Creating custom type from Illustrator
- Importing and copying vectors from Illustrator into After Effects
- Animating with shape layers
- Timing animation vectors