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CreativeLive

A Complete Guide to Color in Adobe Illustrator

via CreativeLive

Overview

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand color modes.
  • Create colors, save them to your library and export for use in other applications.
  • Explore color harmonies and color themes.
  • Use the recolor artwork feature to create alternate artwork colors.
  • Create tints, opacity and blending modes.

ABOUT JASON'S CLASS:

Intro to Color in Adobe illustrator is for those who are looking for a deeper and broader knowledge of color in illustrator. This class takes you from the very basics of creating swatches and picking colors by using the color picker, to being able to set up color modes for web, mobile or print projects. Using the Color Picker and Color panels, this class will explain different color modes such as RGB, CMYK and HSB as well as how to apply these color modes in your work.

The series expands to using the Adobe Color themes and Color Guide to search, edit and create new sets of color swatches to best suit your projects. Adobe color website and additional options for creating color swatches, as well as using images to inspire your color palette.

More advanced features of color include the Recolor artwork, mapping spot colors to existing colors as well as an overview of spot colors, blend modes and opacity. Color accessibility is explained to adjust artwork for color blindness. Blend modes and opacity as well as spot colors round out this course. A few tips and best practices are included for how to set up a color palette for specific projects and to share, save and export these color palettes for other projects.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • Beginners who are learning illustrator basics
  • Artists and creators who want to explore color harmonies and color themes
  • Advanced users who want to master color creating, editing and management

SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Illustrator CC 2021

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

An Adobe® Certified Expert and Adobe® Certified Instructor, Jason Hoppe has accrued more than 17 years’ experience in high-end production training, photo retouching, color correction, and creative workflow management. In fact, Jason has been performing high-end electronic production since the industry’s inception. Also during this time, Jason has taught prepress and electronic design to hundreds of Seattle-based creative professionals and aspiring designers in a variety of settings, including one-on-one tutoring, classroom instruction, live webcasting, and large group training. He currently teaches the Adobe® Creative Suite at The School of Visual Concepts, Luminous Works and Seattle Central College and was the founding Instructor at CreativeLive.

Syllabus

  • Intro from Jason
  • Intro to Color in Illustrator
  • Swatches Panel
  • Color Panel
  • Eye Dropper Tool
  • Color Themes Panel
  • Color Guide Panel
  • Gradients Panel
  • Recolor Artwork
  • Color Blend Modes and Opacity
  • Spot Colors
  • CC Libraries Panel
  • Color Modes, Proofing Colors and Accessibility
  • Import and Export Colors
  • Outro from Jason

Taught by

Jason Hoppe

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