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Designing Effective Storyboards in Illustrator and InDesign
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Released Apr 14, 2015
Michael Grills

Guest Tutor

Michael Grills
In this Illustrator and InDesign tutorial you’ll learn to plan, create and present your storyboards to your director in a way that is both efficient and great to look at. You'll work both in Illustrator and InDesign.

By the end of this Illustrator and InDesign training, you'll be able to quickly thumbnail your boards, clean up the art with a custom brush, and finally layout your boards in InDesign and get them ready for presentation.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:01
Setting up your artboards
2

Setting up your artboards

 
08:41
Thumbnailing your storyboards
3

Thumbnailing your storyboards

 
10:56
Identifying problems within the storyboard
4

Identifying problems within the storyboard

 
09:28
Creating custom brushes for clean up
5

Creating custom brushes for clean up

 
07:34
Outlining the character
6

Outlining the character

 
08:55
Cleaning the storyboard
7

Cleaning the storyboard

 
11:31
Adding the props and background
8

Adding the props and background

 
12:25
Shading the character
9

Shading the character

 
11:34
Appying the camera pan and lighting
10

Appying the camera pan and lighting

 
10:25
Exporting our storyboards as jpgs
11

Exporting our storyboards as jpgs

 
06:34
Organizing InDesign for the presentation
12

Organizing InDesign for the presentation

 
14:48
Scripting in InDesign
13

Scripting in InDesign

 
09:38
Completing the final PDF
14

Completing the final PDF

 
07:17