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Animated Character Design with Illustrator

Course Summary

Teaches you how to use Illustrator's tools and features to prepare 2D files for animation in Adobe After Effects.        

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    Course Syllabus

    1. Setting Up the Work Area
       Working with preset document profiles
       Setting up your workspace
       Working with views
       Using multiple artboards
    2. Bringing Artwork into Illustrator
       Opening files
       Placing files via import
    3. Tracing Artwork Manually
       Creating template layers
       Drawing with the Pencil tool
       Drawing with the Pen tool
       Working with the Brush tool
       Working with the Blob Brush tool
    4. Creating Complex Shapes
       Drawing using shapes
       Combining shapes and tools
       Using adjustment tools
       Creating complex shapes
    5. Working with Paths
       Selecting paths
       Opening and closing paths
       Filling and stroking
       Reshaping paths
    6. Using Live Trace
       Customizing settings for Live Trace
       Expanding artwork for fine-tuning
    7. Coloring Artwork
       Applying gradients
       Working with Live Paint
       Recoloring artwork with Kuler
    8. Applying 3D Effects
       Creating live 3D effects
    9. Finishing Touches
       Grouping and working with hierarchies
       Exporting artboards
       Options for saving files


Course Fee:
USD 25

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3 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Digital Media & Games Community

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