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Vector Basic Training: A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork by Von Glitschka

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Chapter 9. Basic Coloring and Detailing

The purpose of this book is to improve your core vector-building skills through a systematic creative process that starts with drawing and ends with the precise formation of vector paths in Adobe Illustrator. This chapter will help you expand on your core vector-building skills by using color and detailing in the context of a vector-based illustration.

How Light Affects Color

Before you jump into the use of color, it’s important to understand the basic principles of light and how it affects color.

Simply put, without light you wouldn’t have color. So, the absence of light means the absence of color. Artistically speaking, black is the complete absence of color. When you introduce light, you begin to introduce ...

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