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1.1 Introduction

Welcome to Mastering Color in Adobe Illustrator, a course that will help you learn how to manipulate colors effectively. The first lesson will give you an overview of what’s to come, from color models and harmonies to the various panels and tools you can use to manipulate color in Illustrator.

1.Introduction
1 lesson, 01:43

1.1
Introduction
01:43

2.Adobe Illustrator Program Overview
3 lessons, 21:49

2.1
Color Models
07:21

2.2
Color Panel
06:56

2.3
Color Harmonies
07:32

3.Shapes and Lines
2 lessons, 12:03

3.1
Global Colors
06:45

3.2
Spot Colors
05:18

4.Manipulate Shapes and Lines
3 lessons, 21:07

4.1
Swatch Groups
07:28

4.2
Replace and Merge
05:48

4.3
Custom Libraries
07:51

5.Colors and Effects
3 lessons, 18:06

5.1
Recolor With the Artwork Panel
05:37

5.2
Putting the Recolor Panel to Work
08:50

5.3
Process Color to Spot Color
03:39

6.Conclusion
1 lesson, 01:14

6.1
Conclusion
01:14


1.1 Introduction

Hi, my name is Simona and welcome to Tuts+. And welcome to Mastering Color in Adobe Illustrator. Colors are powerful. We sometimes take them for granted and don't give much time to explore them more. But once you understand colors a bit better, and you will have a solid knowledge how to use them in Adobe Illustrator, you will be able to manipulate and put them to work. Colors can set a mood, change a mood, and communicate all sorts of things. This course will show you how to color your artwork in Adobe Illustrator, and how to be really efficient with it, and how it can spark your creativity. In this course we will explore the color models, the color panels from swatches to guides, and learn about color harmonies. Then we will learn what global colors are all about and how they can help us recolor your art on the fly. We also will learn about spot colors and how to create them. You will also learn how to create your own swatch groups, how to replace and merge swatches, and how to save your own custom libraries. Then we will learn how to use the Recolor Artwork panel, and how to have lots of fun with it. At the end of the course you will be creating some colorful art, and then you will color and recolor, and color and recolor. The sky is the limit. I am looking forward to walking you through the course, Mastering Color in Adobe Illustrator, and I hope you will learn a trick or two. So lets get started.

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