Designing and Illustrating Flat Vector Graphics and Animating Them (Part 1)

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10 Videos (33m)
    • Introduction

    • Client Brief and Plan

    • Sketch in Photoshop

    • Outlining Phone in Illustrator

    • Outlining App in Illustrator

    • Outlining second App in Illustrator

    • Outlining Final App in Illustrator

    • Coloring Phone in Illustrator

    • Finishing coloring in Illustrator

    • Conclusion


About This Class

This course is for the beginner designer, animator, motion designer, or student who is looking to learn more about Adobe Illustrator and After Effects, and how to apply these skills in a professional setting.

This is Part 1 of a 2 class series - in this class you will learn how to illustrate flat vectors in Illustrator.

We'll start in Photoshop where we will make a rough sketch to lay out our ideas.

We'll bring our sketch into Illustrator to refine our design and illustration using shapes and the pen tool.

In Part 2

We'll bring the Illustrator file into After Effects and convert them to shape layers.  We'll animate the shape layers using shape parameters.

In addition to the lectures, throughout the course I will be supplying my working projects so that you can use them as a downloadable resource as you follow along.

At the end of this course,

Part 1 - you'll be able to design and illustrate flat vector illustrations in Illustrator and

Part 2 - animate these illustrations in After Effects using the shape layers.





Has over 10 years of experience with clients that include Apple, Toyota, Ford, Scion, Fuel TV, MTV, BET, Yahoo!, AOL, and television shows such as Entourage, House, Mad Men, Nip Tuck, CSI, and feature films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Rocker, and Swing Vote.

She is a graduate from Cal Arts and Cornell University.  She currently lives in Los Angeles.

“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” - Maya Angelou

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