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Part: IV Enhancing Illustrator Objects > Understanding and Applying Color

Chapter 12. Understanding and Applying Color

In this chapter

The Two Types of Color

RGB Versus CMYK Versus Spot Colors

The Other Color Modes: HSB and Grayscale

Reduced Palettes

Determining the Color Mode

Using the Color Palette

Applying Color

Using the Swatches Palette

Troubleshooting

Without color, there is no illustration, merely invisible paths. A path is an abstract concept, conveying no information to the viewer, until the application of a fill and/or a stroke. It's color that produces the image, attracts the attention, conveys the message. Virtually everything done in Illustrator is about putting color in the correct places to create an image.


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