Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Welcome, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos (2014).
Hi my name's Rich Harrington, and welcome to this course where we're going to explore working with logo files specifically to create motion graphics or video graphics. I assume that you are working as a video editor or maybe a motion graphic designer, and you want to learn the essential skills to get things prepped and ready to go. Well, today we're going to walk through some of the fundamental skills of finding the right file formats or preparing files, and then we'll convert them into layered images that are ready to animate. We'll jump into applications like a video editing tool and a motion graphics package, and I'll give you some idea as on how these things work, as well as take a look at other applications like Photoshop and Illustrator to prepare and enhance those files.
Now, I'm going to assume you have a basic working knowledge of your computer and that you've looked at some of these applications before. I don't expect that you're a master of Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, or anything else. We're going to really build this from the ground up. But even if you are an experienced user, we'll fill this in with some additional skills and shortcuts that will benefit everybody who checks out this title. Once again, thanks again for joining me. My name's Rich Harrington, and let's jump in.
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- Acquiring logo files
- Understanding what file formats are supported
- Sizing a vector logo in Photoshop or Illustrator
- Saving a logo with transparency
- Importing a logo into After Effects
- Animating layers
- Extruding a logo in 3D
- Rendering the animation
- Creating cast reflections and cast shadows
- Filling a logo with a pattern
- Adding rays and glows