In this Mograph Candy tutorial, I breakdown the basics of Adobe Illustrator for Motion Graphics Artists. Illustrator is a versatile format that can be imported by Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, and Cinema 4D just to name a few.

Most motion graphics artists and editors first experience with Adobe Illustrator is getting a client logo in the .ai format. We learned early that these graphics are infinitely scaleable and are way better than that JPEG the client told you to snag off their website.

There is no shortage of free Adobe Illustrator training on the internet and there is plenty of excellent paid training as well. But what if you just want to know the basics on how to build out motion design elements. Most Illustrator training is geared toward Illustrators, not video professionals.

In this Introduction to Adobe Illustrator for Motion Graphics Artists video we will build out a H.U.D. (Heads Up Display) element to learn the following concepts:

Strokes
Fills
Shapes
Dashed Lines
Shape Builder
Pathfinder
Align
Distribute
Non-Traditional Fonts
Outlines

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