Organizing colors with Swatch Groups


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Organizing colors with Swatch Groups

If you take a look at the Swatches panel inside of Illustrator, you'll see that there are some swatches that kind of roam freely here, but there are some swatches that appear very neatly inside of these folders. These folders are actually referred to as Color Groups or Swatch Groups, and they can be very helpful in organizing color within your document. Creating a Color Group is very easy. Right now, I have no artwork selected in my artboard, so I can come right down here to the bottom of the Swatches panel and click on this folder icon with the Plus sign, which allows me to create a new color group.

When I do so, I'm going to give it a name. Let's say I call this one flowers, and now I'll click OK, and I have a blank folder or an empty group inside of my Swatches panel. To add colors to this Color Group, I can simply take any existing swatch, let's say this one right here, and drag it right on top of the Folder icon. That adds the color into the group. I can add as ma...

Organizing colors with Swatch Groups
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Organizing colors with Swatch Groups provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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