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Working with Color Tools in Illustrator

with Erica Gamet

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About The Class

How much can there be to Adobe Illustrator’s color tools? A lot!

Adobe Certified Expert and Illustrator guru, Erica Gamet, will walk you through the basic features to help you understand how to pick colors from existing swatches.

In this class, Erica will cover:

  • How color gets introduced into a document
  • How to choose other colors (palettes)
  • Bringing in colors from other sources
  • How to combine shapes and color

This class is for beginning designers or basic InDesign/Photoshop users that dabble in Illustrator and never really explored color in the application.

Software Used: Adobe Illustrator CC 2018


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    02:37
  2. 02

    Color Overview

    11:38
  3. 03

    Color Panel

    13:51
  4. 04

    Swatches Panel

    12:22
  5. 05

    Creating a Tint

    09:47
  6. 06

    Creating a Gradient

    04:13
  7. 07

    Creating A Color Group

    05:55
  8. 08

    Applying Swatches

    17:15
  9. 09

    Swatch Libraries: Pantone

    05:09
  10. 10

    Other Swatch Libraries

    09:47
  11. 11

    Color Guide Panel

    15:57
  12. 12

    Color Themes

    07:00
  13. 13

    Editing Colors and Color Groups

    07:54
  14. 14

    Re-Color Artwork Interface

    19:10

Meet Your Expert

Erica Gamet

Erica Gamet has been involved in the graphics industry for an unbelievable 30 years! She is a speaker, writer, and trainer, focusing on Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, Apple Keynote and iBooks Author, and other print- and production-related topics. She is a regular presence at CreativePro Week’s PePcon and InDesign Conferences, and has spoken at ebookcraft in Canada and Making Design in Norway. When she isn’t staring at her computer, she can be found exploring her new homebase of Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest. ... read more

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    Anka

    December 2017

    A lot of useful information about work with colors. Solid colors, Gradients, Global Swatches, Color Groups, Object Mosaic for grabbing colors from images, Color Books, Libraries...and so much more! This is a class for those who want to know everything about color management and use of colors in Adobe Illustrator (some information is helpful even for Photoshop and InDesign users). Erica is a great teacher! She has a good articulation. It's important for those like me whose native language is not english. She speaks evenly (neither slowly nor quickly) and to the point. I definitely recommend this class!

  • Gemma Kelly

    December 2017

    Erica is a really clear instructor. I found the class really useful and the pace was great. This will make my workflow much quicker and I cannot wait to put what I have learnt into practice.

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