How to Use swatches Print Production


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Using swatches

I need to add some color to this business card, so I'm going to create some new swatches. But first, I'm going to get rid of the swatches I'm not using just to make my Swatches panel a little simpler to look at. I go to the Swatches panel menu, choose Select All Unused, click the little trashcan, and say, yes, that's a little easier. Now I've already gone to my printed Pantone fan book and picked the color I want. Now I need to add it to my Swatches panel. So in the lower-left-hand corner of the Swatches panel, I choose Color Books, and notice that Illustrator CS6 is using the PANTONE+ system, that's the newer system.

Since I want spot colors, I go to PANTONE+ Solid Coated. And a little PANTONE library shows up. It's a little hard to tell what's what with all of these little festive colorful tiles, but luckily I know the number that I want, just 1495, so I can just click in the Find field and type 1495. Now if you were using an earlier version of Illustrato...

Using swatches
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Using swatches provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Claudia McCue as part of the Print Production Fundamentals

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