Adobe Illustrator CC Tutorial for Beginners: Adding Color



In this step by step Adobe Illustrator Tutorial we will be going through how to color for beginners. It is really easy once you know where to look. We will be using our Live Paint and Live Paint Bucket to color just by pointing and clicking like the paint bucket in Adobe Photoshop. We will be using our Resource Image, Using a Drawing Tool, adding Line Variation, Adding Color, Adding Values and Effects.

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Coloring in Adobe Illustrator
Open the Swatch Window. On the bottom left hand corner you will see the Open Swatch Libraries icon. At the bottom of the drop-down menu you will see Open Other Library. Go to our resource folder in the Color Palettes folder to Open ASE files. The ASE files have been created to make your life easier while going through the Challenge Series. Once you open the Library- click on the folder icon next to the swatches to move them from the library to the swatches.

Live Paint
One of the easiest and fastest ways of filling in your color is through Live Paint. Live Paint is a part of the Shape Builder Tools which builds the shapes in the exact shape you need it without having to use pathfinder. Once you are in Live Paint just point and click to create new shapes.

Coloring with Live Paint:
1. After you edit your Brushes. Expand.
2. Select All.
3. Go up to Object – Live Paint – Make.
(This will create the same Paint Bucket as in Adobe Photoshop. Click off of your subject before clicking on a color swatch.)
5. Live Paint Bucket (K) will point and click in your color.

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