Friday, October 21, 2016

Most Important Graphic Design Software and their Uses in Animation

Becoming an animator can be an exciting career choice if you are someone who is creative, imaginative, good drawing abilities and skills to bring characters to life. A successful animator is someone who is keenly observant and curious about things around them.

Making animations has always considered as one of the most difficult aspects of graphic design that needs specific software and technological proficiency. It is a time-consuming activity that requires heavy software and high-speed computers.

However, over the past few years, the development of different graphic design tools has simplified the process of creating animations. Most of these tools are very easy to use and can help in creating animations that are perfectly suitable for the different applications. Here we have congregated organized some of the best graphic design software used in Animation Industry:

1. Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is graphic design software mainly used for photo editing and image creation.

Animators use Photoshop widely during the animation production procedure. Photoshop is used for scanning of illustrations, as well as to ink and paint them. After the illustrations are all inked and painted, Photoshop filters are beneficial in adding special effects. The initial level illustrations are created with the help of Photoshop and then transported to software Adobe Image Ready for viewing images in motion. This technique is popular in web animation. The best way to prepare for a Photoshop career as an animator would be to create a sequence of avatar or gif animations. One can also digitally draw the characters, with the help of Wacom Tablet and can ink and paint them using Photoshop tools.

Some of its uses in Animation Industry:
  • It can be used for the creation of storyboards.
  • It is used mainly to create concepts, or concept art provided to the 3D modelers,
  • It can be helpful in creating Character Sheets, or blueprints for objects to be used in 3D modeling.
  • For generation of textures for 3D models.
2. Adobe Illustrator

It is a vector drawing program and is based on mathematical equations for drawing out shapes. Because of this feature, event after scaling vector graphics there will be no loss of resolution.

Some of its uses in Animation Industry:
  • Creating characters and effects in Illustrator for animation in After Effects has a number of benefits. These two programs work together, allowing all the advantages of Illustrator's drawing tools inside of Ae timeline. Apart from the flexibility with vector graphics, Ai files will automatically update in Ae composition when any modifications are made.
  • It is mainly used for creating digital illustrations, cartoon characters, different types of charts and logos.
3. CorelDraw

CorelDraw is software mainly used for vector graphic editing and design. It allows users to add special effects to images modify their contrast and color and manage multi-page documents. It also helps users to develop anything from business cards to invitations.

Some of its uses in Animation Industry:
  • Helps in the process of converting hand-drawn artwork to vector graphics
  • Creating animated GIF
  • Making a transparent 3D box with subtle shading effects
  • Creating logos
  • Object creation with a 3D appearance
  • Creating cartoon characters
So you want to be an animator? You've got a vast range of roles to choose from so long as any individual is ready to work on their skill set and portfolio, and make an impression on the industry by doing exceptional work. It's an extremely competitive field, but with hard work one can find contributing to an amazing team of artists producing movies, video games, tv shows, advertisements, and much more.

Don’t worry, if you don’t know any of the above software. ADMEC Multimedia Institute renowned animation and Multimedia Institutes can help newbies to get familiar with these programs. Most specialized courses that are designed to help students develop abilities in all of the areas needed to excel in the field of animation, including above mentioned major software programs that you will be expected to know.

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