How to Find Amazing Colors in Illustrator Using Color Theme
Hey there in this video, we're going to look at color combinations. Okay. And we're gonna let adobe help us find new, exciting colors that we might not normally look go for now, I'm not saying these are all beautiful, but I'm saying it's kind of getting me and pushing me out of my normal colors that I normally use. Yeah, So let's let adobe show us how to do that now. Alright to find our lovely colors. We're going to open up a file called color theme to ai that will be in your exercise files and go up to window and come down to color themes and open that up. Now yours is probably defaulted to create, click on explore and it may take a little while to load. A long time to load. Sometimes sometimes I'm using this panel and it loads really fast like it is now, but sometimes it does take a long time. And what we're looking for is we're gonna switch as two most popular and of all time. And it's just going to give you some five color swatches that work well together. It just really helps peop...
le like me who end up kind of falling back on the same colors. If you're doing this tutorial, you'll notice that pretty much everything is this gray and kind of green. I want to say kind of a turquoise kind of green. It's just the colors that I like at the moment and it's hard to break out of that, you know? So if you come to me, you want a cafe, you're probably gonna get green and gray and if you want to be a bank, you probably get green and gray so it's not not the best move. So all you need to do is click on one of the elements and then pick one of the colors. I'm gonna say this. Okay, it's a little bit weird. Sometimes here you go. Black arrow, click on that. I'm going to pick another color. Um this is gonna leave him white and this guy here is going to be hmm the dark green, maybe the dark want him and this guy over here can be the team. Cool. And then the logo here, I'm going to switch out to the green as well, lovely. Okay, so that's how you do a color options. Just kind of getting out of your comfort zone for colors. Next thing I want to do is make a duplicate. Say let's go, we have to go to the client with a few color options. Okay, so grab your art board tool, stand the bottom here and if you click the word art board and start dragging, that's just moving it. But if I'm dragging, dragging, dragging and I hold down the option key on a Mac or the key on a pc. It makes a duplicate while I'm dragging, which is really handy case of black arrow. Now we've used most popular of all time you can go to just this month. I find this week is a good option if you got a month, that's pretty close to the all time ones. Whereas week, okay, just this week, somebody went out. You know, these are the ones that are trending at the moment that people are using. Okay, so I might go, okay, I'm going to do something like there's my green, Okay, I'm going to the dark color there, yep. Okay, now I'm just coloring it in, but you get the idea right? And there's a couple other things I want to show you and let's do another color option. Okay. You've got to make sure you're dragging directly on that little icon there gets a bit confused. Alright, so we've just used the most popular and most used, it's kind of similar. Okay, because there's a voting system on the back end. If you go to color dot adobe dot com, you can vote for colors and uploaded, uploaded. But this little search options quite handy. Say I need something for the 19 eighties, say Macgyver needs a flyer. Okay. And for some reason it's a bit buggy, lots of the same colors but if you scroll down you can see, start getting into other colors. It's a bit of a weird one, but there's there's plenty of 80s to go around, especially that first one. Okay, everyone's parents got a ski suit in the cupboard. Okay. One piece ski suit that looks like this. Um That is like the wrong image for, it sounds pretty bad then. Okay, but you get the idea and what you might do in a more of a practical sense is let's look at one more. Um, is instead of looking for the 80s. Okay, you might look for something like cafe. Okay, You can get kind of cafe style coffee looking things. You can type in bank, You can actually type in actual actual brands. So if I put in what's a brand that I know of, but let's put in google, Okay, you get the google colors. Okay, so big brands. Weirdly, you can find lots of brands like I'm from Auckland New Zealand. It's a tiny, not tiny, but it's unlikely. But there's the Auckland Council stuff. There's Auckland City scape. There's Organ Transport. There's all sorts of stuff that people are using and uploading and sharing. So you might find your company or something that you're using. Yeah. And then, so yeah, that's it for the color theme tool. It's just really handy to grab swatches. Um Yeah, to kind of bust out of your common green gray funk that you might be in like me. All right, That's it for the color theme to see you in the next video