Learn about choosing colors using the Color Picker.
- [Instructor] Now you've got so many different ways to choose color inside of Illustrator Draw, that it warrants it's own small, compact, but lovely chapter, which is where we are now. And I'm in an illustration of my own. You could of course work along with any file you've got or drawn, but I just thought it might be a bit more interesting after slogging through several chances and bits where we're just making marks to have something just a little more fun on the screen, which is where this super charged, super powered, super brained owl is involved.
Now the brush I'm using at the moment is the basic round, where I've been doing a bit of drawing and some inking. Now I'm just going to tap on here and I actually just want to drop down the opacity here, around to about 20 percent because I'm just going to add in some shadows just in here. So let's just model just few shadows, I'm not going to sit here and just draw for you all the time, but just to put something in there alright. Low opacity like so, okay, happy enough with that. That's great. Now I want to change color because I want to make this sort of greenish in here, as if there was some kind of fluid in this jar.
So colors are down at the bottom of the options here, and if I tap by default it takes me out to the color picker. Now this takes a few different forms. First of all, we've got this essentially HSB picker in front of us, so you'll see if I move this out towards green, not a lot changes, you can see the results in color at the bottom, that's because the brightness slider is set almost all the way to the left, and you'll see now as I start to increase that, then it makes the hue that I've chosen more prominent.
And in and out towards the center of this affects the saturation so there's hue all the way around the outside, saturation towards the middle, and brightness with this slider here. So I'm using this at low opacity so what I might do is just draw kind of a crosshair about like so, yeah so I'm just going to this very, very roughly for the purpose of this, and then I might push up my brush size and add some more color, like that. Of course with a reduced opacity brush, it would be wise really for me to do this in one pass, but we'll deal with how I would do this sort of thing, in a later chapter, for now, just about choosing color.
Okay, so once I've done that, I might want to choose yet another color, so I'm just going to tap again for the color wheel, so what it gives me here at the top is a small drop down, if I'm more comfortable with an RGB mix then I can tap there, and then just move the red, green, and blue sliders around, so if I just drop this down to zero and this down to zero, you see maximum green. Maximum red and maximum green equals yellow and so on. Unfortunately no way at the moment to actually type values into those fields, don't quite know why, but I think that would be a good addition and if you do too, make sure you let the team know about that.
So you can mix colors using sliders if you're happy with that, and also, if you want to go back to a color that you've used earlier in the document, you can actually go to the history of colors used in that document, and then you can choose them for example and work with those, if I just draw something out there, and that of course is at reduced opacity, so I'll do that again, you can see that I probably used that in the eyes or in the beak there. Okay in the next movie we're going to look at using color harmonies based on a certain color.
So if you don't know what colors go with what, then there's help at hand.
- Choosing a stylus
- Using the basic round, taper, and flat brushes
- Changing brush behavior
- Choosing colors from the Color Picker
- Using stamps
- Adding a draw layer and an image layer
- Using Capture to make a shape
- Using drawings from other apps