Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with preset document profiles, part of Animated Character Design with Illustrator.
When opening Illustrator for the first time you're greeted with the Illustrator …welcome screen, which allows you quick access to recently opened items as well …as new document profiles. For animation, you're probably going to …be most interested in the profiles for Web Mobile and Devices and Video and Film documents. …We're going to use this video and film presets. …So I'm going to click on Video and Film Document and it opens up the new document …dialog box where I can enter a name for my new document.…
So I'm going to call this Document Profiles. Okay, and obviously, we're in the video …and film document profile setting. But if you decided to change your mind, …you could Choose something else from the list here. …Now, we're going to start with one art board. …Because I'm in Europe, I'm going to choose PAL D1DV wide screen. …We're going to create a wide screen animation. …In the advanced section you can also change the transparency grid settings if …you prefer a lighter or darker transparency grid you can select that …
- 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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