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Adobe Illustrator CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques by David Karlins

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#42 Using Color and Pattern Swatches

The Swatches panel is an all-purpose repository of colors, gradients, and patterns. With a vast number of available colors for print and digital output, the Swatches panel helps organize colors into convenient sets so you don’t have to search through thousands of colors to find the ones you need.

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