Bring Updatable Artwork from Adobe Illustrator to Adobe After Effects

Sebastiaan Destellirer, Graphic Designer, Teacher

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10 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. Introduction - Bring Updatable Artwork from Adobe Illustrator to Adobe After Effects

    • 2. Peparing Illustrator File for Animation

    • 3. Import Design in After Effects

    • 4. Update Graphics in Illustrator

    • 5. Start Animating - Windmill

    • 6. Animating the Tree

    • 7. Animating the Clouds

    • 8. Adding Fruit to the Motion Graphic Design

    • 9. Making an Exit Animation

    • 10. Wrap Up - Class Project - Thank You


About This Class

In this class I will show you a workflow that brings Updatable Artwork from Adobe Illustrator to Adobe After Effects.

Preparing the Illustrator file in a certain way, allows easy animation inside After Effects of individual layers, while still retaining a link to the original Illustrator file, so that changes you make in Illustrator are updated in the linked file inside After Effects, even if those layers are already animated.

Along the way you will find some helpful tips.

This workflow is extremely helpful when you want to make your designs for your Motion Graphic inside Illustrator, and not want to design or rebuild it inside After Effects.

The example that is used in this class, is very basic on purpose, focusing on the technique of bringing it to After Effects.

So Get Ready and Enroll.

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