Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a color palette, part of Designing a Magazine Layout.
I am now going to talk about how I came up with the Color Palette for this…document, and that was to sample a couple of colors from this image as starting…image, and I did that by using the Eyedropper tool.…But before I do that, I want to make sure that the pictures layout is not…locked, so that we can sample content from the picture layer. So I am going to…come and unlock that and dismiss the Layers panel, and then if we use the…Eyedropper tool, I want to get a nice bright bit of orange from the bridge,…maybe I will need to zoom in on that a little bit, and when I choose that, that…color appears as my fill color at the bottom of my Tool panel and I want to add…that to my Swatches panel, so that I can used it repeatedly. To do that, I…Right-Click or Ctrl+Click with the single button mouse and then Add to Swatches.…
Now in fact, when I did that, I found that that color looks a bit more brick…like than international orange like, which is the color that I am after, which…is the color of the Golden Gate bridge. So while the theory was good there, the…
- Identifying the common parts of a magazine feature article
- Creating an efficient workflow using Bridge
- Designing with bleeds and crossovers
- Creating and applying paragraph, character, and object styles
- Designing and working with a baseline grid
- Preflighting documents
- Creating print-ready PDFs
Skill Level Intermediate
Designing a Business Card With Illustrator CS3with Nigel French36m 7s Intermediate
1. Document Essentials
2. Working with Images
3. Working with Text
4. Designing Page Elements
5. Proofing and Output
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