Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Making cartoon hands from primitive shapes, part of Motion Graphic Design: Composition.
- [Instructor] So, I've got a few more elements…to compose for the scene.…One of them is the hand.…A lot of people have trouble with hands…so I'm going to show you a really easy…way to create a hand.…And we're going to start by using the rounded rectangle tool…and with that, what I'm going to do,…is just draw a pointing finger.…So, I'm going to draw it around about that size,…the size that I want this character's finger to be.…I'm doing It slightly bigger…than it probably should be.…Now, it obviously it's picked up the color…from my previous object,…so let's just go down here…and we'll just change it to the default colors…and then we'll click on the stroke swatch…and just switch off that stroke swatch for now.…
So, we're just going to leave it white at the moment.…That's a little bit too square…so I'm going to choose the direct selection tool…and that allows me to round off the corners even more.…So, I'm going to drag that roundness to it's maximum value…so we've got a nice round finger.…Then I'm going to go back to the selection tool…
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