In this video, learn about spot colors, where they are used, and implications.
- [Instructor] There are a few reasons why…one or more spot colors could be used in your work.…The first being that your brand,…or the company you work for,…has a distinct color that it uses as part of its identity.…You might hear this referred to as the company…or corporate color in your workplace,…or as a book color in print production,…which is also how they are referred to in Illustrator.…In Europe and the United States, this is most likely…to be a color from the Pantone system,…and in Asia it could well be from the Toyo system.…
If I go to the swatches panel here in Illustrator,…we can call up Color Books by going to the…Color Books menu from the loader…at the bottom left of the panel.…And here you'll see that I have a whole lot to choose from.…I'm just gonna choose Pantone Solid Coated just for now,…and I'll apply one of those colors to this logo.…So if I choose, for example, Pantone Strong Red,…and I'm choosing that because I know it's outside…of the gamut of CMYK, or what it can achieve.…
And I can show you that by clicking here…
Watch Tony's companion course, Photoshop for the In-House Designer, to learn time-saving techniques using Photoshop templates, presets, brushes, and more.
- Producing print and digital graphics
- Using artboards, layers, and libraries
- File output formats
- Using Asset Export
- Creating symbols and libraries
- SVG interactivity
- Print production
- Using Illustrator plugins
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign for the In-House Designerwith Claudia McCue10h 33m Intermediate
Photoshop for the In-House Designerwith Tony Harmer1h 44m Beginner
1. Producing Print Graphics in Illustrator
2. Producing Digital Graphics in Illustrator
3. Basic Print Production in Illustrator
4. Using Plugins
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