Color groups and custom harmony rules


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Color groups and custom harmony rules

In this movie, I will show you how to take a collection of colors that you've applied from a bunch of different harmony rules and save them off as a color group inside of the Swatches panel. And a color group is just what it sounds like; it's a group of colors. These folders here full of colors inside the Swatches panel, those are groups. And then you can take a color group and employ it as a custom harmony rule, which provides you all kinds of flexibility. So I am going to start things off by selecting these black shapes right here in the first artboard. And I want to change the color, because after all right now the color is just 100% black, which isn't really going to do us any good.

So I will switch over to the Color panel, and I am going to dial in a Cyan value of 50%, a Magenta value of 50% as well, I'll skip Yellow, and take the Black value down to 50%. So, it's 50, 50, 0, 50 in my case. And now if I press Ctrl+Shift+A or Command+Shift+ A on the Mac, you can see ...

Color groups and custom harmony rules
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Color groups and custom harmony rules provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design
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