Yeah, we are gonna talk about color in Illustrator because there's lots of it, as you can see by my beautiful, fruity page that's up here. We're just gonna talk about some of the tools that are there. If you're like me, which, I'm assuming, you probably are 'cause you're in this class here, and if you dabble in Illustrator, or if you've never really opened Illustrator, or if you're that type of person that opens it and gets just overwhelmed by all the panels and all the different options that are here. Well, we're not gonna talk about absolutely everything that there is to do with color. There is a lot. I just want to talk about some of the cool tools that are there that some people don't know about. For me, up until a few years ago, I would get into Illustrator, and I would just be like, just pick a color, or something that was already existing in the file, and not really think about it beyond there because everything else frightened me. So, hopefully, if that's where you are, we won'...
t be there at the end of this class because we're gonna look at some of the tools and how to make choices with color and just different options that are out there. I am not going to tell you how to be a colorist so that you can start your own comic book, not anything like that. I always say that I will teach you the tools, you bring the talent because that is just a whole different thing that's out there. I'm just really into how things work, and why, and where they live in the applications. So, color is a big thing, obviously, because we're working with things like logos, or illustrations, and if you are like me, I'm from the printing world. I tend to work witH a lot of other people's artwork. So, sometimes, I get the artwork, the color's already there. Now, I have to do something with it, and how do I do that, and where do I go for those particular tools that are there? So, that's what we're gonna cover in the class today. The first thing I want to talk about is sort of color modes and color spaces, and just sort of, what I tell everybody in pretty much everything I teach is you can't just jump in and start working on a project without knowing the history of it, the history of where it came from, or if you're the beginning of the line, where it's going to. So, the future history, is that what we call that? The future, look into the future, and see where that, where it's going, and who's using it, and how they're using it because the worst thing is to get done with a project, or what you think is your, done with your end of it, and suddenly, it doesn't work for what you need, and you've gotta take steps backwards. So, always be thinking about where it goes, what its purpose is, where it's gonna live in the world, whether it's digital or in the real world, and how it gets to that point.