Recoloring Textile Artwork
In this lesson, we’ll learn how to recolor textile artwork inside of Illustrator, multiple ways, while creating pattern swatches, color callouts, and final artwork presentations of all final colorways presented in a single document.
Note: You will need access to Adobe Illustrator software in order to do this lesson.
|2||Creating Pattern Swatches||1-2|
|3||Creating Artwork Presentations||1-2|
MODULE 1 • Recoloring Artwork
|1||To start off, we’re going to open the “Roses.ai” file that’s found in the downloadables. This artwork is a continuation from the first video, an intro to textile print design. If you have your working file from that video, feel free to use that one. To start off, we’ll zoom in a little bit and take a look at the number of colors inside of this print. The ground color will count as one. And the motifs are another six colors as each motif is an individual and unique shade. The outline on each one of these shapes is the same as the background color. So in total, we have seven colors inside of this print, we’ll need to open our Swatches panel.|
|2||And to do that you’ll find the Swatches to the right side inside of Illustrator or you can locate them under the window and Swatches menu. When you open up Swatches if you don’t already have some color palettes in your file, you’ll want to do an Open Swatch Library to open up a palette we created a palette in another video as well called “Creating Color Palettes in Illustrator”. Opening those swatch libraries can happen at the top rate or the bottom left of the Swatches panel. And you’ll choose other library to navigate to any ASC file of colors that you might have. Recoloring the artwork is fairly simple. You’ll select a piece of art on the file, and choose a new color for that art in the Swatches list. When you choose a motif, you’ll see that the stroke carries to all the motifs even though the fill color of each motif is different. The stroke is all the same.|
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