Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Refining sketches in Illustrator, part of Motion Graphic Design: Composition.
- [Angie] So here we are in Adobe Illustrator,…and you'll see that this image that I drew in Adobe Draw.…It's a rough, very rough composition idea…that has come into Illustrator.…All the layers that I set up in Adobe Draw…have been maintained, all the colors are supported.…So I can start to edit it,…perfect it a little bit in Illustrator.…First thing I'm going to do is get rid of the outlines.…I don't really need those.…So I'm going to select one of them…and then go to same, fill color,…and then I'm just going to hit backspace…to delete all of those outlines.…
I'm then going to reposition…a few elements and recolor them.…So these are going to be the arms.…Now, the color theme that I've got here…is the base color theme that I created earlier…in the Adobe Capture app.…I've actually created a more comprehensive theme…in my Creative Cabin library.…So I'm going to go in there and choose some colors.…You can create your own colors,…so I'm going to choose a flesh tone for the arms.…Now, this always happens to me.…I don't know if it happens to you.…
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