Learn how to control your colors and manage them using global colors in Adobe Illustrator.
- [Narrator] Illustrator has two really great ways…to edit and manage colors.…Global color and recolor artwork.…Here we'll look at the global color feature.…Global colors allow you to easily change a color…in the swatch panel, and it will change everywhere…that the swatch is applied in your document.…A global color is one that remains linked to a swatch…in the swatch's panel, so if you modify that swatch,…all objects using that color are going to be updated.…Let me show you how this works.…
If I use my group selection tool…and select the circle behind the octopus,…the color chip that I'm using in my swatch panel…is gonna be highlighted.…And notice that it has a little triangle…in the lower right hand corner.…The triangle indicates that this is a global color.…If I double click on this…and then make a change to this color,…and click okay, everywhere that that color is being used…in my document is going to change.…And that's because the global color was being used…behind the octopus and on the fish down here.…
If I use the group selection tool and selected this color…
- Customizing a web workspace
- Using the artboards to create multiple sized files easily
- Laying out responsive web experiences using Illustrator
- Creating and using character and paragraph styles
- Working with symbols
- Recoloring selected artwork
- Creating a site map
- Creating moodboards
- Creating wireframes
- Creating full-blown comps
- Exporting icons for screens
- Extracting CSS styles
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Set Up the Project
2. Design Responsively
3. Development Process
4. Collaborate and Share
5. Export Assets
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