Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating complex shapes, part of Illustrator: Animated Character Design.
Okay. So, what we're going to do now is use the …techniques we've learned to create a hand out of primitive shapes. …Now, if you want to follow along, we're in hands.ai, which you can find in the …Creating Complex Shapes folder. So, as I said, what we're going to do is …create a hand. So, the first thing we need to do is …create a new layer for the hand. So, Alt click on the Stop Watch and type …in right-hand, and click OK. Now, you can either call it right-hand or …lower arm. We're actually only going to have upper …arms and lower arms. So, to be really correct, I should really …rename that right lower arm, but either is fine.…
So, just rename that as you prefer. So, what we're going to do, as I said, is …create a hand from primitive shapes. And hands are notoriously difficult to create. …So, I'm going to use Cmd+on the keyboard, or Ctrl+on PC to zoom in. …And as I said, hands are notoriously difficult to create. …So, what we're going to do is start by building it by primitive shapes, and then …
- Setting up the work area
- Bringing artwork into Illustrator
- Tracing artwork manually
- Creating complex shapes
- Working with paths
- Using Live Trace
- Coloring artwork
- Applying 3D effects
- Exporting artboards
- Options for saving files
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1. Setting Up the Work Area
2. Bringing Artwork into Illustrator
3. Tracing Artwork Manually
4. Creating Complex Shapes
5. Working with Paths
6. Using Live Trace
7. Coloring Artwork
8. Applying 3D Effects
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