How to Add Contrast and Color in Illustrator CS5


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Adding contrast and color

In this movie we're going to take this skull, this adjusted skull art, and we are going to increase the contrast so that we have jet blacks against an absolutely white background, and then we're going to add in all the red that's required to paint the background flag. The red that occurs out here in the larger background that shows up inside of the various elements here, inside of the handles of the saber, inside of the earrings, and then of course the ghostly red eyes. We need to paint those in as well. I've gone ahead and saved my changes from the previous exercise as Adjusted line art.tif.

I'm going to take this artwork and the first thing I'm going to do is increase its contrast by going up to the Image menu and choosing adjustments and then choosing the Levels command or you can press Ctrl+L, Cmd+L on the Mac. Bear in mind that this applies a static color adjustment. So that we're really modifying the pixels inside of this image, which is perfectly acceptab...

Adding contrast and color
Video duration: 10m 32s 14h 53m Intermediate

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Adding contrast and color provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design
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Illustrator
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