Gain confidence about experimenting with shapes while applying the principles of composition.
- [Instructor] So here we are in After Effects…so I've got this very rough animatic in here,…we're in 04_09_Shapes.aep…and if you have access to the exercise files…you can open up that file to follow along.…Let's take a look at this rough animatic…and this is only part of our animation…but it's the part that I'm working on at the moment.…I've imported this dynamic link.…You'll see that I've put markers in…to mark where I want…each of these applications to be highlighted…and I'm going to import the file that we want to start with.…
You'll find that file inside the exercise files folder,…it's called 04_09_End.…I'm going to import that as a composition retaining layer sizes…and then I'm going to drag it down into the composition.…So this is where we're starting,…we're starting with our two main characters at the keyboard.…I'm going to double click this composition to open it…and you'll see that all the layers from Illustrator…have come into After Effects.…The only ones that I want to work with…at the moment are the monitors…
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