Colouring a vector drawing in Adobe Illustrator – EP 17/19

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In this video, we are going to carry on from where we left off in the previous video and add colour to our vector drawing. Now for this project, we are creating artwork for both a printed poster and a T-shirt.

In this video, we are going to deal with CMYK colours and pantones colours and look at the approach for both the Poster design and the T-shirt design. What you will soon discover is that there are various technicalities we need to keep in mind to provide the right artwork for the printers.




00:02:45 - Colouring Poster design 

00:13:55 - Colouring the T-Shirt Design 

00:14:40 - Using Pantone colours 




I - Eyedropper tool

G - Gradient tool

V - Selection tool

A - Direct selection tool


cmd (Ctrl PC) + G - Group selection


Press & hold shift + click - Select multiple objects (with selection tool active)

Press & hold shift + click - Deselect objects (with selection tool active)


Press & hold alt + click & drag - Quick duplicate object (with selection tool active)





In this video tutorial, I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.



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