Chapter 5. Controlling Color



  • Practical ways to use Blends and Filters

  • How to create custom color swatches and gradients


You’ve spent the last few hours acquiring basic drawing and graphic-importing skills. This hour, you’re going to concentrate on gaining fine control of the features involved with these skills.

On the one hand, this hour could be called “Advanced Drawing,” but the techniques you learn have just as much to do with accurately presenting graphics with the right color and alignment as it does with creating graphics from scratch. Everything you learn in this hour should help you create perfect layouts, which is a different matter than the subjective topic of creating ...

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