Join Robin Schneider for an in-depth discussion in this video Using color, part of Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats.
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In this video I'm going to show you how to color an object.…There are numerous ways to do this in Illustrator, but I want to focus on the…three that I use the most.…There are three areas to look for when coloring an object.…One is the Swatch panel which you can find on the right side of your screen.…You click on the Swatch icon and it opens the panel.…I'll just detach it so we can take a closer look at it.…Up here in the Control panel you'll also find the icons for Color, the first one…here is Fill and the second one is Stroke.…You also see something that looks very similar to the Swatches panel.…
Down at the bottom of the toolbar is the third place we can look for color;…a Fill color and a Stroke color.…This is Illustrator default, white fill and black stroke.…So the solid square represents the fill color of an object and the picture frame…shape is the stroke color of an object, whichever one is in front--and notice I…can swap them by clicking on them--is the one that's active.…So if I draw a shape right now, you'll notice that the fill is active because…
- What is a flat?
- Scaling, rotating, and duplicating shapes
- Simplifying and mastering the Pen tool to get you up and running quickly
- Drawing shirts with sleeves, collars, and placket details
- Drawing skirts, trousers, and jeans
- Using custom brushes to add stitching and trim quickly
- Creating and using symbols for buttons, zipper pulls, and drawstrings
- Drawing and rendering croquis with faces and hair
- Creating professional quality layouts
Skill Level Intermediate
Illustrator Insider Training: Coloring Artworkwith Mordy Golding4h 44m Intermediate
Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Intermediatewith Deke McClelland11h 8m Intermediate
1. Getting Started: Overview of Basic Illustrator Tools
2. Drawing a Basic T-Shirt
3. Drawing a Button-Down Shirt
4. Drawing Skirts
5. Drawing a Blazer
6. Creating Custom Brushes
7. Creating Custom Symbols
8. Drawing Pants
9. Drawing Croquis
10. Presenting and Sharing Your Flats
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