Articles, Blog – Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 Course [18/45]

September 4, 2019

Hi, my name is Dan. In this video… we’re going to be using Illustrator
to build UI and web graphics. There’s lots of free stuff here
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in the description. In this video we’re going to talk
about adding color to your site. We’re going to start using
something called Adobe Color CC. It used to be called Cooler,
if you remember him. But if you go to and you sign in with your Creative
Cloud license you’ll get to here. If you have a pirated version
it’s not going to work as well… bits of it will work. I hope you got a little
legit version. What we’re going to do
is skip ‘Create’… and go to one called ‘Explore’. And what this is really for
is, for people that… even with experienced
designers alike… I find myself leaning on the same
colors every time I do a design. If you come to me, and you’re a
baker, and you need a website… it’s probably going to be
green and gray at the moment. And if you are some international
airline and you need work done… I’m probably going to
make it green and gray. I’m stuck in a trap of
using green and gray. To escape my trap I use this
‘Explore’ feature in Adobe Color. And what it means is I
can go in here and– I’m going to explore– I think by default it’s
on, I’m not too sure… but go to ‘Most Popular’, I like it,
of all time, maybe this month. It’s just going to give you things
that other people are downloading… they’re most popular colors… and often, pretty cool stuff comes
to the top. Let’s go ‘All Time’. And these ones here, loads of colors. And what happens is, because
you’ve logged in… what you can do is, say that
you like ‘Tech Office’… you can click on the
one that says ‘Save’. It’s going to say– you can
rename it if you like. Actually I’d like you
to put into my– remember we made that library a little
bit earlier called ‘Dans Portfolio’. You can make a new one here,
go right at the bottom… ‘Create New Library’… or just jam it into ‘My Library’. but I’m going to put mine
as ‘Dans Portfolio’. You could change it, that’s okay,
but I’m going to click ‘Save’. And the cool thing about it
is, magically, hopefully… if I go to Illustrator now… and ‘Dans Portfolio’… and when you click that – I’m going to make this
a little smaller – There he is there, there’s the
colors, and I can start using them. I can decide that actually I’m
going to use that for the color. It’s just the Google
Play that kind of… starts drawing things,
and you’re like… “Okay, now things are starting to work
in terms of how many of the color,” because I’ve started with this
template of color I guess. It’s a good way to get
going with your colors. What you can do for this class is you
can go to the exact same site… and go to ‘Explore’, ‘Search’,
and type in ‘BYOL’. And hopefully you’ll find some
of the ones that I’m using… the one I’m using in
this class is called ‘BYOL Portfolio – Illustrator’. Download that one, and we’ll
use that for this course. If you are working in
a larger agency… it’s a great way to share brand
colors, you can upload them… and there’s a couple
of different ways. You can go to ‘Create’, and you can
go down here, and say, actually– so ‘CMIK’ you can start typing
these in and change them… and then hit ‘Save’… and they end up on this
‘Explore’ thing… and people can search, and share. It makes it really easy
to share brand colors. So let’s download the BYOL one. ‘BYOL’, and I click on ‘Save’, put
it into ‘Dans Portfolio’, great. Nice! So back in Illustrator, click
the little Creative Cloud icon. There he is there. I’m going to click on this,
I right click him… and say ‘Delete’, don’t need you. So we’ve got our colors in, let’s
move on now and look at, let’s say– This is going to be a brand
for this particular… fake company or fake
portfolio we’re doing. If you’ve got actually specific
colors and a logo to work from… I’m going to show you how to
do that in the next video… and pull those colors for you. How good was that? If you want more, go check out or check out the link
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