Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up your workspace, part of Animated Character Design with Illustrator.
Okay. I've got the Workspace.ai file open and …you can find that in the Setting Up Work Area folder. …Now, what we're going to do is just set up our workspace and optimize it for the job …in hand. Now, we're doing animation. …So, I want to create an animation workspace. …If we have a look in the Essentials menu here in the task bar, you'll notice that …there's no animation workspace. These are provided as a default by Illustrator. …So, if you prefer to have Illustrator looking like Photoshop, if you're …familiar with Photoshop, you can choose like Photoshop and it will open up all …the palettes. There are ten to be available when you …open up Photoshop, give you a nice, familiar workspace.…
Even if you're coming from freehand, you can choose to have it look more like …freehand to make you feel more comfortable within the application. …There are also preset work spaces for things like painting, which will open up …all your color and swatches and brushes panels, making it easier to do paint jobs. …
- 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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9. Finishing Touches
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