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The Non-Designer’s Illustrator Book by John Tollett, Robin Williams

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11. Color and Gradients

How amazing it is to have unlimited colors just a click away. And control such as has never before been seen on Earth. Illustrator provides you with an amazing amount of control over accessing, creating, organizing, and managing color groups, color libraries, global colors, CMYK and RGB, custom gradients, color harmonies, and more.

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Ways to apply color

When you select a color, it is applied to the active attribute of the selected object—either the fill or stroke attribute, whichever is the foremost icon in the Tools panel, below (or Color panel, shown opposite). This is really important to understand and hard to remember. ...

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