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Understanding Color in Adobe Illustrator

via CreativeLive


Even the most seasoned Adobe® Illustrator® users don’t know all the available color features, or how to use them. This class will clarify all the options for working with color, so you can take full control of your designs and work efficiently. Adobe certified instructor Jason Hoppe will show you how to use the right tools for picking palettes and creating harmonious color combinations.

Topics include:

  • Global and non-global colors and when/why to use them
  • Understanding color panels, how to create tints, and colors harmonies
  • The most efficient ways to create usable (and universal) color swatches for use in other Adobe applications
  • Creating a custom color panel to replace the default list of color swatches
  • Accessing all of Illustrator built-in color libraries
  • Making sense of the Color Panel, Color Theme Panel, Color Guide Panel and Swatches Panel
  • >Adding colors to the Swatches Panel based on existing artwork

Software Used: Adobe Illustrator CC 2017


  • Understand Color Panels
  • Global & Non-global Colors
  • How to Use the Color Guide Panel
  • Add Custom Color Swatch to New Projects
  • Web Based Adobe Color Themes
  • Create Preset Color Swatches
  • Tips for Fill & Stroke Color Options

Taught by

Jason Hoppe

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