The Big Class of Color

Adobe Illustrator

What Will this Video Focus on?

Part Three This class will focus on bringing color to your artwork. There are many ways to use illustrator for color. In this class we will focus on several methods including Live paint, gradients and using blending modes and more.

  • CMYK vs RGB
    • Converting color
    • Exporting proper color formats
      • Web
      • Print
  • Exporting to Photoshop
    • Format options
    • With or without layers
  • Applying colors to stroke and fill
  • Applying gradients to stroke and fill
  • Working with gradients
    • Setting up a gradient
    • Adjusting gradient colors
      • Color stops
        • Adding and removing color stops
        • Understanding color stop selection methods
    • Adding and subtracting color stops
    • Using transparent gradients
    • Reversing gradient direction
    • Linear gradients
    • Radial gradients
  • Strokes
    • Using the brush tool
    • Using the blob brush
    • Stroke width tool
  • Swatches
    • Creating new swatches
    • What is global color
    • Working with spot colors and color libraries
    • Auto filling pallet
    • Saving swatch pallet
    • Loading new swatch pallet
  • Live paint
    • Pros and cons
    • Setting up a document for live paint
      • Layers
      • Eliminating strokes
    • Conversion process for live paint
      • Expanding strokes
    • Using live paint to fill simple shapes
    • Filling gaps and open shapes
    • Editing live paint with the live paint selection tool
    • Turning on and off live paint
    • Applying gradients
    • Merging live paint
  • Importing tradition art line and converting it to vector
  • Using layers
    • Separating information for easy editing
      • Why to separate characters from background
      • Why to separate line from color
    • Creating highlight and shadow layers
    • Managing layer visibility
      • Hiding and locking layers
      • Creating template layers
      • Using blending modes
    • Duplicating layers
    • Masking
      • Adding textures
  • Adding shadows and highlights
  • Adding background effects
  • Finalizing artwork to ship

Your Instructor

Bob Ostrom
Bob Ostrom

Class Curriculum

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