Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a color palette, part of Designing a Brochure (2009).
In this chapter, I would like to go over how to create colors for…our backgrounds and how to work with different shapes, experimenting with gradients,…and textures, and other shapes to create more interest. But I want to start by…creating a color palette and look at three different approaches to creating a…color palette that we can use for our brochure and have the colors will be…kind of related to each other.…So the first way that I'm going to do this and the method of the three which…I am ultimately going to favor is to open up the assets folder in Bridge and to…go to the logos folder, where I'm going to open up this document, the logo…that we are using. This logo has a green color used in it. I'm going to use…that green color as my base color from which to derive our color palette.…
So I'm going to choose that and then come over to my Color Guide. We see on…the left-hand side, top-left, Set base color to the current color. I'm going…to click on that and then I get a color palette suggested by any of these…
InDesign CS4 and Illustrator CS4 Essential Training are recommended prerequisites to fully execute the techniques in this title.
- Integrating InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
- Establishing a workflow that combines maximum efficiency with maximum editing flexibility
- Working with a printer at the outset
- Designing with grids to create balance
- Choosing fonts and color palettes for a consistent look and feel
- Manipulating images for maximum impact
- Exploring different brochure formats and folding
- Proofing and printing the final product
Skill Level Intermediate
Up and Running with Photoshop for Designwith Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started
2. Setting Up the Workspace
3. Setting Up the Document
4. Creating the Background
5. Working with Text
6. Preparing Images
7. Preparing for Print
8. Alternative Brochure Styles
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