Animate your design: use the blend tool to create abstract, moving shapes and posters | Tom Appleton | Skillshare

Animate your design: use the blend tool to create abstract, moving shapes and posters

Tom Appleton, Graphic Designer

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8 Videos (50m)
    • Introduction

      1:15
    • Creating your shape

      6:18
    • Warping your shape

      5:52
    • Composing the poster

      11:25
    • Preparing the document for After Effects

      4:54
    • Animating

      9:14
    • Extras

      6:18
    • Rendering

      5:01
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About This Class

In this class I will be showing how to use the Blend tool in Illustrator to make some cool shapes, and how you can use the pen tool and direct selection tool to manipulate the shapes. 

From there I will explain how to export the Ai file as layers. This allows the designer to edit each individual vector in After Effects, allowing you to create a layered poster combining motion and static imagery. 

Finally I will show the optimum way of exporting and rendering your poster designs from After Effects as video files. 

To watch my audio visual piece I mention in the tutorial, go here.

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