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The Two Types of Color

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, AND conveys the message. Virtually everything done in Illustrator is about putting color in the correct places to create an image.

It’s important, therefore, that you know a few things about color so that you can use it properly to communicate effectively with your audience. Color selection and combination are best left to the design school. Here, the discussion looks at the technical end of color use.


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