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Monday, September 12, 2016

Using Live Paint in Adobe Illustrator

Using Live Paint and paint bucket in Adobe Illustrator | Tutorial at Christina Mann Designs

Today we're going to focus on 
using Live Paint in Adobe Illustrator.

Color is endlessly fascinating!
The same image can convey a different message and mood just based on color.

We'll keep this tutorial simple and
straight forward so you can begin
exploring the effects of color
using your own sketches.

If you're a beginner,
and you haven't yet turned one of your
sketches into a vector image,
check out my tutorial for that HERE.


Using Live Paint and paint bucket in Adobe Illustrator | Tutorial at Christina Mann Designs

The advantage of vector art 
is that it can be resized from tiny to huge
without losing quality.
This allows YOU as a Maker
to easily resize your art to 
create posters, greeting cards, 
fabric, or any number of 
fun projects.

So let's start coloring 
one of your vectorized sketches!


First, turn one of your vectorized sketches 
into a "paintable" object by clicking on your image and then clicking "Live Paint" and "make" from your Object pulldown menu. 


Using Live Paint and paint bucket in Adobe Illustrator | Tutorial at Christina Mann Designs


Now you get to use that cute little paint bucket in your toolbar. The dotted red arrow in the top part of the photo below points to it. 
HOWEVER, sometimes it is hiding under the shape builder tool, so you may have to right click to find it.


Using Live Paint and paint bucket in Adobe Illustrator | Tutorial at Christina Mann Designs

Just keep choosing colors and painting in your image! You can see what part you're painting because the outline will light up as you drag the bucket over it.

Using Live Paint and paint bucket in Adobe Illustrator | Tutorial at Christina Mann Designs

Paint until you heart is content.
Color is endlessly fascinating, isn't it?
When you're done, export your image
to create a jpg or png!

Using Live Paint and paint bucket in Adobe Illustrator | Tutorial at Christina Mann Designs


If you have any AI shortcuts you'd like to share,
please do so in the comments.

Once you've tried this out, come share 
what you created starting at 7pm Central Time 



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