Teaches you how to use Illustrator's tools and features to prepare 2D files for animation in Adobe After Effects.
- Hi, I'm Angie Taylor, author, illustrator, and motion graphic designer. I use Adobe Illustrator on a daily basis for designing characters for my animations. If you're interested in learning about my techniques, and Illustrator's extensive drawing capabilities, then this course is for you. The tutorials are pitched somehwere between basic and intermediate level; you don't need to be an expert at Illustrator to follow along, but a basic working knowledge of Illustrator will help. Topics include how to set up the workspace for video and animation, using multiple art boards for creating storyboards, and taking advantage of views and workspaces. You'll also learn various techniques for drawing freehand in Illustrator, using a variety of tools including the new improved Eraser tool, the Reshape tools, and the wonderful Blob Brush tool.
We'll also take a look at Live Trace, Cooler, and Live Paint, three amazing tools to speed up the process of creating artwork for animation, in Adobe After Effects. I hope that after watching these tutorials, and following along with the exercises, you'll love Illustrator just as much as I do
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
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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
Creating live 3D effects11m 31s
9. Finishing Touches
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