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How to Use the Color Guide in Adobe Illustrator

Lesson 18 from: Adobe Illustrator Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

How to Use the Color Guide in Adobe Illustrator

Lesson 18 from: Adobe Illustrator Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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18. How to Use the Color Guide in Adobe Illustrator

Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

Class Introduction to Advanced Adobe Illustrator CC

02:35
2

Getting Started with Your Adobe Illustrator Advanced Tutorial

01:19

Drawing

3

Trick for Redrawing Hand Drawn Images in Adobe Illustrator CC

03:17
4

Curvature Tool vs Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

10:27
5

Advanced Pen Tool Tricks Using Adobe Illustrator CC

08:47
6

How to Draw Flowing Curves in Adobe Illustrator with the Width Tool

13:14
7

Mastering Corners with Adobe Illustrator CC Corner Widget Effects

05:27
8

The Best Creation Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC the Shape Builder Tool

23:01
9

More Shape Builder Goodness

11:02
10

Using Live Shape Effects in Adobe Illustrator CC

06:03
11

Class Project - Drawing Exercise Using Width, Curvature & Corner Widgets

01:38
12

Drawing - Quiz

Keyboard Shortcuts

13

Advanced Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CC

11:05
14

Keyboard Shortcuts - Quiz

Color & Patterns

15

Advanced Color Tips & Tricks for Adobe Illustrator CC

15:44
16

Using Color Themes in Adobe Illustrator CC

03:02
17

How to Color a Real Hand Drawing Using Adobe Illustrator CC

07:07
18

How to Use the Color Guide in Adobe Illustrator

02:47
19

How to Change All the Colors at Once in Adobe Illustrator Recolour Artwork

04:19
20

How to Make Gradients Bend in Adobe Illustrator CC Using Gradient Mesh

13:36
21

How to Make Long Shadows in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:15
22

How to Blend Images with the Background Colors in Adobe Illustrator Blend Modes

03:26
23

How to Make Images Black & White in Illustrator & Mix with Color

07:44
24

How Do You Make Anaglyphic Text Using Adobe Illustrator CC

06:12
25

How to Make Gradient Stroke Overlap & Mix Colors in Adobe Illustrator

06:39
26

How to Create a Duotone Image Effect in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:23
27

Advanced Repeating Pattern Swatches in Adobe Illustrator CC

14:16
28

Color & Patterns - Quiz

Workflow Speed

29

How to Change The Default Font & Swatches in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:36
30

Advanced Workflow Tricks for Adobe Illustrator CC

10:52
31

Shortcuts for Aligning & Distributing in Illustrator CC Using Actions

04:28
32

How to Proof Colors in Adobe Illustrator CC

01:25
33

Adobe Illustrator is Running Slow, How Do I Speed Up Illustrator

09:40
34

How Best to Use Illustrator With Other Adobe CC Software

08:13
35

Workflow Speed - Quiz

Typography

36

Advanced Fonts Tricks & Tips in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:52
37

How to Put Text Type into the Shape of a Letter in Adobe Illustrator CC

08:40
38

How to Use the Touch Type Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

02:27
39

Typography - Quiz

Strokes & Lines

40

How to Multiply Strokes to a Path in Adobe Illustrator CC

06:24
41

How to Add a Stroke Line Around the Outside of Text or Shapes in Illustrator

03:45
42

How to Make Multiple Lines Using Offset Path in Adobe Illustrator CC

09:33

Depth, Perspective & 3D

43

Introduction to 3D in Adobe Illustrator CC

11:10
44

How to Make Semi Flat 3D Icons & UI Design Using Adobe Illustrator CC

15:22
45

How to Make the Paper Cut Effect in Adobe Illustrator CC

09:35

Charts & Graphs

46

How to Make a Pie Chart Line Graph & Bar Graph in Adobe Illustrator CC

17:38

Artboards & Pages

47

Advanced Artboard & Pages Tricks in Adobe Illustrator CC

05:42

Creative Cloud

48

Advanced CC Libraries Adobe Stock and Adobe Market

09:12

Images

49

Advanced Image Tricks & Tips in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:22

Transform, Distort & Blend

50

How to Distort Bend Shapes & Type in Adobe Illustrator CC

03:39
51

How to Make a 3D Ribbon in Adobe Illustrator CC

08:58
52

How to Create Lots of Lines that Blend Together in Adobe Illustrator CC

09:24
53

How to Make 3D Gradient Lettering Blends in Adobe Illustrator CC

11:25
54

49. How to Make a Linocut Effect in Adobe Illustrator CC

08:26
55

How to Use the Puppet Warp Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

09:33
56

Transform, Distort & Blend Quiz

Web UI design

57

How to Use Adobe Illustrator for Web & UI Design

15:17

Animating

58

How to Make an Animated GIF Using Adobe Illustrator CC

14:52

Conclusion

59

What Next After Your Illustrator Advanced Course

01:07

Final Quiz

60

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How to Use the Color Guide in Adobe Illustrator

Hi there in this tutorial, we're going to look at illustrators color guide. Basically what it does is we've got all these icons, right? We've set one of the background colors. Okay. We want to use this consistently and we want to find colors that either complimented or just kind of work. Well together we're going to do something like this where Color guide helped us pick all of these colors and make sure they all kind of work together in color theory. All right, let's go and check that out now. Alright, so first up open up color guide dot ai from your exercise files. It doesn't really matter what file you're using and what we wanna do is these background colors. We just want to get a consistent color group together. Okay. And the color guy can be helpful for this. I don't use very often. I feel like there'll be people out there that will though. So I'll give you a kind of an understanding of it so that you might be like, man, that's the thing. That's the ticket. Okay, So first of all h...

ave nothing. Selected and pick a foreground color. Okay, So I've double clicked my fill and I'm just gonna pick anything. Okay, pick a color and then open up window and go to color guide. Okay. And you might have to click on this depending on how you've kind of got started. You might have to click on this to activate it to make it work. Now, basically what it's done is depending on what you use last It's going to pick some Harmony rules and it just means like how, how it interacts with the color wheel and in my case I'm using this one that says right complement. Yours might be starting off once they try it and gives you a kind of colors. Use the kind of triad methodology for the colors. So what you're not too worried about is what these things are called. Okay, you're just looking at colors and going, oh I like the way that this interacts with my base color. Okay, so go through, have a look. I'm going to use right complementary like that. One of these colors, you just go through and say I want you and I want you want you just kind of going through and saying, you know, do I want to use these colors? You know, I guess it's as consistency to a group of inconsistent objects like icons. What I find, what I imagine them being really useful for is maybe picking say skin tone and then it gives you down the bottom here, not just the colors, but tints of that color. Be really useful kind of. Maybe if you're using a wake on tablet and drawing and wanting to pick kind of versions and tints of that same color if you want to get super nerdy about it. Okay, you can click on this little color wheel here and it will show you because we're using the stock down here, we're using right complementary. And it shows you on the color wheel What's actually happening? Say, the triad, which we talked about, It shows you kind of how it's working, right? This kind of three way triangle on this color wheel. That's gonna be it for this one just because I don't use it very often, but I really feel like it should be in this course because there'll be somebody out there going that solves a lot of problems. Alright. I hope that was useful. Let's get into the next video.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Exercise Files
6 Completed Files

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