4. Working with Color

What You’ll Do

Change Color Settings

Change Color Profiles

Work with Color Modes

Change Color Modes

Apply Colors

Work with the Color Panel

Work with the Swatches Panel

Create Groups in the Swatches Panel

Work with Swatch Libraries

Add Colors Using the Kuler Panel

Replace or Invert Colors

Use the Color Guide Panel

Apply Color with the Color Guide Panel

Edit Colors with Live Color

Proof Colors on the Screen


When you create or open a document, Illustrator creates or looks for a color profile, which specifies color usage in the document. Color modes define the colors represented in the active document. Although you can change the color mode of a document, it is best to select the correct color mode when you create ...

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