Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started
This installment of Illustrator Insider Training shows an expert's approach to color choice and control in Illustrator. Mordy Golding guides experienced designers and artists through what he sees are the three stages of applying color to artwork: creation, inspiration, and editing. The course also shows how to build art in a way that allows artists to make changes quickly and how to take advantage of the newer features that have been added to Illustrator over the recent versions.
Hi! My name is Mordy Golding and welcome to Illustrator Insider Training Coloring Artwork. Many of us take color for granted. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that we don't spend a lot of time thinking about color. As designers, color is an important part of just about anything that we create, but it's more than just a fill attribute. I'll discuss the many ways that you can actually define and organize color in Illustrator, then we'll explore a world of color inspiration where we can build piles of colors that work perfectly for any task.
Once you've a solid understanding of how Illustrator thinks about color, I'll show you how easy it is to manipulate and modify colors at will. I'll even show you how to convert colors to grayscale and grayscale back to color, and help you understand basic color management improving settings. As with all Illustrator Insider Training courses, I'm assuming that you already have some basic familiarity with Illustrator, if not, I suggest that you first take a look at one of my other courses in the lynda.com Online Training Library, Illustrator CS5 Essential Training.
Now are you ready for a splash of color? Great! Let's dive into Illustrator Insider Training Coloring Artwork.
There are currently no FAQs about Illustrator Insider Training: Coloring Artwork.
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.