Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 22, 2013
Duration
3h 46m
Description

In this series of tutorials, we will follow a step by step process for creating futuristic menus in Illustrator. We begin by watching a clip that the menus will eventually be composited into and get an idea for what kinds of motions the actor in the clip makes. This gives us an idea for the scale and the types of menus that we need to be creating for this setting. This course teaches some time saving workflows for working quickly in Illustrator and building lots of varied shapes that can be used to build endless combinations of buttons and applications for our interface. If you have some Illustrator knowledge, and you are ready to make a really fun project that will speed up your workflow and teach you some tips for readying your artwork for animation, then this course is for you. By the end of this course, you will have your own set of futuristic menus as well as the tool set to make many more buttons that still look like a cohesive set. Software required: Illustrator CS6.

About the author
About the author

Laura is a passionate visual effects and motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Ever since her first exposure to After Effects in college, Laura has had an eternal drive to learn more about motion graphics, and teach others what she has discovered. Laura began working at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) as a motion graphics artist, creating visually-appealing advertisements and informative art for the site.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Laura with Digital Tutors, and this series of tutorials will follow a step-by-step process for creating futuristic menus in Illustrator. We begin by watching a clip that the menus will eventually be composited into, and getting an idea for what kinds of motions the actor in the clip makes. This gives us an idea for the scale and the types of menus that we need to be creating for this setting. This course teaches some time saving workflows for working quickly in Illustrator and building lots of varied shapes that can be used to build endless combinations of buttons and applications for our interface. If you have some Illustrator knowledge and you're ready to make a really fun project that'll speed up your workflow and teach you some tips for readying you artwork for animation, then this course is for you. By the end of this course, you'll have your own set of futuristic menus, as well as the toolset to make many more buttons that still look like a cohesive set.