Learn about using Adobe Illustrator to create color palettes, save color libraries, and use them in various applications.
- [Announcer] Before I develop any artwork for…my animations I experiment with color.…It will save you a lot of time if the colors…are chosen and locked down at the beginning…of your project.…Any artwork you create can be developed…using these pre-selected colors.…I usually start with a file similar to this one…in Illustrator.…You can open this file too if you want to follow along.…It's called 01cabincolors.…If you don't lock down the colors at the start…you run the risk of inconsistent colors…throughout your design.…This can make a design seem messy,…chaotic and amateurish.…
A good place to begin is by sampling colors…from images that appeal to you.…These can be photographs or reference images…like we see here.…Or you may choose the sample colors…from other animations or designs…that have appealed to you.…Your color choices can develop throughout…this phase in the design process…so you don't have to worry about…making the wrong choices at the start.…Just try to be experimental in your approach…and then make firmer decisions once you've…
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