Join Tom Green for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing your tools, part of Web Motion for Beginners: An Overview.
…Throughout the series, I will be using a number of…applications to create the assets and to complete the projects.…They are not used because they are cool, I use them because they follow…one of my core tenets in the creation of motion graphics for the web.…Use the right tool at the right time to do the right job.…To get my students to understand this…concept, I ask a couple of ridiculous questions.…Would you use a hammer…to drive a screw?…How about this, would you use an atom bomb to light your barbecue?…In both cases, you will achieve the end result, but did I do the job efficiently?…To me, Photoshop is a hammer, Illustrator is a wrench, and…After Effects is a screwdriver, they're simply tools in my toolbox.…
If it takes you ten minutes to complete a task in…Photoshop and only six minutes to do the same thing in Illustrator,…then maybe Illustrator is the right tool.…Then again, there may be a feature of Photoshop…that is aimed squarely at the task at hand.…In that case, Photoshop will be the logical tool.…
Skill Level Beginner
<span style="font-family: Helvetica; orphans: 2; widows: 2;">Q: Where are the exercise files for this course?</span>
<span style="font-family: Helvetica; orphans: 2; widows: 2;">A: This course is the first in a five-part series. In this course, Tom Green goes over all the elements necessary to follow along with the remaining installments. The exercise files can be found within each of the other four courses.</span>