So I have been given the project to design a poster where I need to create a "Career Tree". The client wants the trees to look like this image.
She wants them to be similar but have variation in the direction of them. The end goal is a "forest" of these trees to be interconnected. What would be the easiest way to achieve this. If a particle system is needed in After Effects, how would I do that? My main concern is that I would not be able to stop the lines from overlapping.
Yes I have been using illustrator for 4 years and have obtained my Adobe Illustrator Associate Certification. The problem with just tracing is that I need to have a much more complex version of that tree. There will be 4 sections all inter-connected. The project is 18x3 feet, so it needs to take up a lot of space. I was hoping there would be another way to achieve this other than using the pen tool and creating all the branches by hand. I was hoping there was some plugin or something similar to a trapcode plugin that would allow me to create nodes to connect and move as dynamic objects.