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Lesson 8. Painting and Editing > Creating new color swatches for the umbrella i...

Creating new color swatches for the umbrella image

Now, you’ll use traditional painting techniques and brushes to complete more painting layers that have been started for you, and which together become an umbrella.

1.
In the Layers palette, click the eye-icon box for the Umbrella layer set to make those layers visible in the image window. Then click the arrow to expand the layer set, so that five layers appear within that set, only some of which are visible.

2.
Click to set an eye icon () for the Wet_Lt blue layer. A series of brush strokes have been laid down for you, so that the color and shape are gaining some definition.

3.
Click to set an eye icon for the Wet_Dk blue layer.

Seven of the ten segments of the umbrella have been painted with additional color, but the three segments on the left side of the umbrella have not. Before you begin painting, you’ll define two new color swatches that you’ll use for this task.

4.
Drag the Swatches palette tab out of the Color palette group so that it becomes a stand-alone palette. Move the Swatches palette so that it is near the Color palette and you can see both palettes completely.

5.
In the Color palette, select a medium blue color, such as R=150, G=193, B=219.

6.
Move the pointer into the blank (gray) area to the right or below the last swatch in the bottom row of the Swatches palette. When the pointer appears as a paint bucket icon (), click to add the medium blue color to the collection of swatches.

7.
In the Color Swatch Name dialog box, click OK to accept the default name.

8.
Define a darker blue color in the Colors palette, such as R=132, G=143, B=199, and add that color to the Swatches palette, using the technique you just learned.


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