Illustrator Color | Illustrator Colour Tips Every Designer Should Know *valuable*

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Illustrator Colour Tips Every Designer Should Know *valuable*

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I have some quickfire tips for you guys. When working with the ability, let’s dive into today’s video and see if you can learn a thing or two about color in Adobe Illustrator, another awesome way to learn essential skills as a graphic designer is by signing up to skill share, A skill share is a community for creators with more than 25,000 classes in design, business and other useful topics in terms of graphic design, skill share does boast a wide selection of courses by professionals in their respective fields. Learn how you can sign up to skill share for two months totally for free later in today’s video. So the first tip today is how you actually select or change the color of a shape now by default, you will know that when you select an object in your design workflow, you can come to the left color palette here and you can double click to select a color. However, you can also come up to the top left Drop-down menu here, which will offer you a few swatches in your library. However, you might not know that if you shift-click this area, you will bring up the color sliders, and I’m currently working in RGB, so I have the RGB sliders. But furthermore, you can still hold down shift and then click and drag these sliders to darken or to lighten your current selected color. This is a really quick way to add some lightness or some shading to the color that you’re using so next. I’m going to help those of you out there. Who have you experienced this problem before? And you don’t quite know what’s going on now. Sometimes, for whatever reason you might go to change a color of a design element. And when you choose the color, it just ends up being a shade of grey one way to fix. This is to simply coming to the color palette and then click the top right Drop-down menu and change the color mode from greyscale to a different color mode. Preferably one is relevant to your current design project. Also a quick bonus tip for you guys. Is that in the flight down menu? You also have the option to complement the current selected color. This refers to the complimentary color, which will be opposite to that color in the color wheel. I think I say color too many times. Anyway, you can actually select the complimentary color, which is really nifty, and it’s really simple to do. So, of course, if I choose a blue color. The complimentary outcome should be orange. Another nifty technique that I have for you. When using color is sampling colors from imagery now, sometimes we do actually work with imagery in Illustrator and we can tie everything together on a design by using the eyedropper tool and the shortcut for that. Is I on your keyboard? The trick here is to select say for examples from typography, and then click parts of your image to sample that color. This can really bring a design together, but for this example. I feel maybe the lower smaller text would be a good choice and so maybe choosing a purple or maybe an orange from the screen. However, the orange on the computer screen might be too close to the typography itself in terms of proximity. So probably I’m gonna go for a purple and so yeah, as you can see here. The design does look more tied together and unified in a neat and a smart manner. Let me know what you think about this technique in specific. We’re going to recolor this entire group selection of shapes. We just want to click and to do that. Make sure you select all of your shapes and then come up to edit colors and you will find different presets here. So for example, I could choose. Grayscale and my entire selection of shapes will be converted to a grayscale order. Now, also in this menu, There’s something that I didn’t actually know existed before a nice You can blend shapes from left to right or from top to bottom, depending on the furthest left and furthest right shave. This has pretty much always been here. I think, but I’ve just never been aware of it. Obviously didn’t have my eyes peeled, open enough. And so lastly today. I’m going to look at a specific Swatch in his global colors and to utilize a global color. I open up the swatche’s window and then select a color that you want to use as a global color, then click the top right menu and add a new Swatch. Make sure you’ve got the global color box checked, and once you’ve made the Swatch you will notice The icon has the bottom right triangle coated in whites, indicating it is, in fact, a global color. Now what this means is that whenever you use this Swatch with this same color anywhere on your design on this specific project, you can then come into the Swatch itself in the Swatch Libraries, editor, color and Illustrator will transform every single design a setter element that uses that same color so like. I mentioned today. I’m offering you the chance of receiving two months access to Skillshare totally for free. If you do use my link down in the description box below. Even without this offer of two three months, Skillshare only costs $10 per month, which really does open the door to a wide range of useful lessons and courses all delivered in a professional and a neat manner by successful people in their relative fields. So do be sure to check out. Skillshare link down below and start learning some new skills and some new techniques today, so there were some quickfire tips on using colour and illustrator and do let me know if you learned something today in the video. Bye story graphics. And if you are new here, make sure to subscribe if you want to keep boosting your skills and your awareness as a graphic designer. I hope you have a great day and, of course, until next time design your future today, peace.