Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Sampling colors from outside Adobe applications, part of Motion Graphic Design: Composition.
- [Instructor] Of course you can take inspiration…from less obvious sources too.…I came across this website for Farrow and Ball…who are paint specialists whose colors I really like.…I've sampled some colors from their website.…You can sample colors from anywhere on the screen…when you're in Illustrator or Photoshop…but you need to know a little trick to do it…and I'm about to share it with you.…Simply click and hold and drag on the eyedropper tool…within the application,…and then continue to hold down the mouse button…as you drag outside the application.…
Notice that with the mouse held down,…it will continue to sample colors,…and then you just let go of the mouse button…when you've selected the color you want.…Once you've sampled that color, add it to New Color Group.…But there are other ways of saving the colors.…This website also allows you to save colors to your account…so that you can build up a range of colors…that you want to reference.…I did this and then downloaded the colors as a PDF.…Let's open that file and I'll show you another great way…
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