Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Process vs. global swatches, part of Illustrator CS6 Essential Training.
Once you begin working with objects and color inside of Illustrator, you may…find the need to create your own swatches.…In this movie, I am going to walk you through the process of creating both a…global and a process swatch, and I'll also discuss the differences between the…two and why you might use one, versus the other.…In this case, I am going to be using the blue circle of this logo right here.…In the blue circle, I've just opened this file up and I want to add this swatch…to my swatches over here on the right- hand side, and I'll actually bring this…out so you can see exactly what I'm doing.…
In order to add this to my swatches, I am going to come down and I am going to…click the New Swatch icon.…When I click the New Swatch icon, it's automatically going to come up with a swatch name.…The swatch name by default in Illustrator goes to the exact values of the C, M,…Y, and K values, otherwise known as cyan, magenta, yellow and black, that are…associated with the object that you selected.…In this case, my CMYK values are 93, 64, 1, and 0.…
- Understanding vector graphics
- Creating and setting up files for print or web destinations
- Selecting and transforming objects on the page
- Creating spot colors
- Applying fills, strokes, and gradients to artwork
- Adjusting appearances and effects
- Working with anchor points and paths
- Drawing with the Pen tool
- Creating text
- Managing layers
- Creating and using symbols
- Printing, saving, and exporting artwork
Skill Level Beginner
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What is Illustrator?1m 15s
1. Getting Started
2. Working with Documents
3. Selecting and Transforming Objects
4. Working with Color
5. Working with Fills and Strokes
6. Working with Paths
7. Creating Shapes
8. Don't Be Afraid of the Pen Tool
9. Using Type in Illustrator
10. Adjusting Appearance
11. Working with Layers
12. Working with Images
13. Creating and Using Symbols
14. Drawing in Perspective
15. Printing, Saving, and Exporting
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