Reducing colors intelligently and precisely


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Reducing colors intelligently and precisely

It's certainly true that the Recolor Artwork feature inside of Illustrator can save you a tremendous amount of time when you need to reduce the number of colors inside of your illustration. However, I'll also tell you that the art of color reduction is often an art form within itself, and if we take a close look at exactly how Illustrator goes about reducing the number of colors in your artwork, you may find it easier to navigate to the settings and get at the result that you really want. Let me give you an example, I have a file right here, it's called flower.ai and if I hit Command+A or Ctrl+A to select my artwork, you can see now that this artwork was created using gradient mesh.

Gradient mesh itself is wonderful, it's great, but it also uses many different shades of colors. So if I ask you wanted to start modifying colors here, or reducing colors, I may be working with a very large number of colors that I want to reduce down to a few colors. For example, if I needed to...

Reducing colors intelligently and precisely
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Reducing colors intelligently and precisely provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Coloring Artwork

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