Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating swatch groups in Adobe illustrator, part of Motion Graphic Design: Composition.
- [Narrator] Once you've created a few examples,…you can begin saving them…as color swatch groups in Illustrator.…I'll do that with the bus colors here.…I simply select the artwork…containing the colors I wish to save,…and then, in the swatches panel,…I click on the new color group button.…When I'm saving these colors, I always make sure…to create global colors, and I'll show you why.…Let's select the shape here and then click…on the edit or apply color group button.…We'll look at this in more detail later,…but for now I just want to use this feature…to apply my bus colors to this group of shapes,…and this is a great way of doing it.…
In here, I can assign the colors of any selected color group…to my selected artwork.…This is a really useful feature that we'll use again…during this project.…And notice that the color selection looks really different…when using a different distribution of colors.…On this shape, there's a larger amount of yellow…and less of the green color.…Experimenting like this helps us to decide on the balance…
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