Lesson 0: Introduction 1m
Lesson 1: Color theory 4m
Lesson 2: Hue, saturation and brightness 6m
Lesson 3: What is a color palette? 2m
Lesson 4: Preparing files 5m
Lesson 5: Using an existing color palette 10m
Lesson 6: Creating your own color 22m
Lesson 7: Using the blend tool 7m
Lesson 8: Editing your colors 12m
Color can take you to the glory or destroy you completely so learn a couple of important stuff about color theory and ways to work with it in Adobe Illustrator. Make color your friend!
About this course
In this course, you will learn about color.
We’re going to start with some basic color theory, which won’t be too intensive, but it will give you a much needed background. You’ll learn basic things that any professional should know, such as how to prepare your files and choose a color mode according to each project. If you don’t know the difference between RGB, CMYK and HSB, we got you covered here!
Then, we’ll learn some of the tools related to color on Adobe Illustrator. We’ll get familiar with the Color Panel, Swatches and Color Guide, and you’ll learn how to make the most of them. We’ll also use the Blend Tool, the Recolor Artwork tool, we’ll Edit Colors and we’ll even play a bit with transparency and different blending modes.
By the time you finish this course, you will know how to create your own color palette, without depending on any outside help. You’ll simply know how to pick colors that work well together. This will give you a huge boost in the quality of your graphics or illustrations.
What project we are going to develop?
This course is mostly about practice and learning new concepts and tools on Adobe Illustrator, so it won’t be so focused on creating your own project. We are going to start by using an existing illustration that I prepared, and we are going to assign color to it. In fact, we are going to recolor it several times; it’s all about practice. So, all you need is to grab the file attached to this course and start working from there.
We won’t be focusing on the creation of this illustration, just on the coloring. If you prefer to use an illustration of your own to follow this tutorial, or even want to create a character from scratch to use on this course, feel free to do so, but it’s not required.
Who’s this course for? Requirements
This course is for anyone that has basic knowledge of Adobe Illustration but wants to step up the quality of their colors. You really don’t need to know too much about Adobe Illustrator to take this course, but you need to have a few projects under your belt.
This is also intended for people who are advanced with the tool, but want to get a better grasp on color theory and how to create a color palette. So, if you’re an aspiring illustrator, this course will definitely help you to step up your game.
The only requirement for this course is to have a copy of Adobe Illustrator installed. Any version will do, as we won’t be using the newest features.