Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Course structure, part of Motion Graphic Design: Composition.
- [Angie] This course is part of a series of courses from my Creative Motion Graphic Design course. This workshop focuses on composition. We use lots of different applications within this course, and if you have access to the exercise files, you can open these and follow along. And you'll see there are lots of different application files in here. We've got After Effects projects, illustrator files. We've got images of various different kinds, PNGs, JPEGs. We've also got Cinema 4D files.
Not all of the movies have exercise files. Some of them are just for watching. In the movies that have associated exercise files, I'll make sure to tell you where to get them. I recommend that you copy the entire exercise files folder to your hard drive and work from there. Now, if you do that, you may find that After Effects in particular maybe loses the link to some of your files. I'm going to show you how to fix those missing file warnings that you can sometimes get in After Effects. So if you see this warning, just click okay, and then, go over to the project panel and type in the word "missing." It will then highlight the missing files, and all you need to do is double click on those and locate the missing file, and most of the files will be in the folder named Footage.
So if we open that and then go into our images folder, we should find the Scissors_Layers file there. And as soon as I click open, it will re-link all of the files that are in the same relative path. So that's how to fix any missing file warnings that you may get. So I hope you enjoy the course. If you don't have access to the exercise files, of course, you can still watch and follow along. And I recommend that you use the techniques that you learn here on your own creative projects.
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