How to Use the Color Guide in Adobe Illustrator
Hi there in this tutorial, we're going to look at illustrators color guide. Basically what it does is we've got all these icons, right? We've set one of the background colors. Okay. We want to use this consistently and we want to find colors that either complimented or just kind of work. Well together we're going to do something like this where Color guide helped us pick all of these colors and make sure they all kind of work together in color theory. All right, let's go and check that out now. Alright, so first up open up color guide dot ai from your exercise files. It doesn't really matter what file you're using and what we wanna do is these background colors. We just want to get a consistent color group together. Okay. And the color guy can be helpful for this. I don't use very often. I feel like there'll be people out there that will though. So I'll give you a kind of an understanding of it so that you might be like, man, that's the thing. That's the ticket. Okay, So first of all h...
ave nothing. Selected and pick a foreground color. Okay, So I've double clicked my fill and I'm just gonna pick anything. Okay, pick a color and then open up window and go to color guide. Okay. And you might have to click on this depending on how you've kind of got started. You might have to click on this to activate it to make it work. Now, basically what it's done is depending on what you use last It's going to pick some Harmony rules and it just means like how, how it interacts with the color wheel and in my case I'm using this one that says right complement. Yours might be starting off once they try it and gives you a kind of colors. Use the kind of triad methodology for the colors. So what you're not too worried about is what these things are called. Okay, you're just looking at colors and going, oh I like the way that this interacts with my base color. Okay, so go through, have a look. I'm going to use right complementary like that. One of these colors, you just go through and say I want you and I want you want you just kind of going through and saying, you know, do I want to use these colors? You know, I guess it's as consistency to a group of inconsistent objects like icons. What I find, what I imagine them being really useful for is maybe picking say skin tone and then it gives you down the bottom here, not just the colors, but tints of that color. Be really useful kind of. Maybe if you're using a wake on tablet and drawing and wanting to pick kind of versions and tints of that same color if you want to get super nerdy about it. Okay, you can click on this little color wheel here and it will show you because we're using the stock down here, we're using right complementary. And it shows you on the color wheel What's actually happening? Say, the triad, which we talked about, It shows you kind of how it's working, right? This kind of three way triangle on this color wheel. That's gonna be it for this one just because I don't use it very often, but I really feel like it should be in this course because there'll be somebody out there going that solves a lot of problems. Alright. I hope that was useful. Let's get into the next video.