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Understanding Color in Adobe Illustrator

with Jason Hoppe

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  •   01 Understand Color Panels

    12:24

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About The Class

Demystify all your color options

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


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Understand Color Panels

    12:24
  2. 02

    Global & Non-global Colors

    08:55
  3. 03

    How to Use the Color Guide Panel

    08:43
  4. 04

    Add Custom Color Swatch to New Projects

    15:09
  5. 05

    Web Based Adobe Color Themes

    12:03
  6. 06

    Create Preset Color Swatches

    08:13
  7. 07

    Tips for Fill & Stroke Color Options

    08:48

Meet Your Expert

Jason Hoppe

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 ... read more

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  • Michelle Mealing

    Michelle Mealing

    February 2018

    Jason continues to astound me with how he uses Illustrator. Loads of time saving tips for the seasoned AI user. Beginners are fortunate enough to have these tips before you've spent hours and hours on projects. Wish I had you years ago Jason. You're a treasure. Is this course worth the money? ABSOLUTELY.

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