Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Illustrator layer structure for 2D animation, part of Motion Graphic Design: Composition.
- [Instructor] Now I need to create a second character here.…So I'm going to have a trainer on this side.…This is my trainer at the creative cabin.…And I'm going to have a trainee on this side.…Rather than recreate the artwork again from scratch.…What we're going to do is just duplicate the artwork.…And then just change some of the elements.…Now I'm in photo7layers.ai.…If you have access to the exercise files…you can follow along with me.…The way that we've duplicated items up til now…has been to hold down the alt key and click and drag.…
The only problem is when I do that…it's actually duplicating the elements within the layers.…I don't really want to use that technique here.…So I'm going to undo that.…The reason that I don't is…I want to create unique layers for this character.…So these are all named trainer.…We've got trainer monitor, trainer left hand,…right hand, head, arms, et cetera.…So rather than duplicate the shapes,…what we're going to do is deselect the shapes…and select the layers that we want to duplicate.…
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