How to change and paint the colors of an object in Adobe Illustrator

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Making your various projects on Adobe Illustrator artboard can be a very rewarding experience. But it can also be a bit complicated and boring, if we don't know the use of its various tools. That is why we present you the following article which will show you how to change and paint the colors of an object in Adobe Illustrator.

As you have already seen in previous articles, the use of the tools of this program is very intuitive and easy to perform. In the tutorial I showed you an easy way to draw a free hand with the smudge brush tool, you might see it.



How to change and paint the colors of an object in Adobe Illustrator

Knowledge of the different tools mentioned features Adobe Illustrator, like interactive painting among others, should be one of our main priorities, knowing them when working with it. And this time we will show you how to change and paint the colors of an object in Adobe Illustrator. And to do that we need to follow these simple steps.

First of all, we need to know where the tool is to change the border color or fill of the object whose color we want to change. When we have a vector image or illustration, it may or may not contain a border and fill. These must be a gradient color, pattern or primary color.

In the properties panel located on the right side of the drawing board, you can see the stroke color and fill color of the image. When you create a clip in one of them, it will show you all those colors that a document stores. These for predefined impostazione and it is known as an example.


In the properties panel at the bottom left you will find the color picker by double clicking on the stroke or fill box. With the Color Picker you can create colors or if you wish you can import them from the color library. You can also create shades of color, which gradually blend from one color to another.


How to apply a color gradient to an object in Adobe Illustrator

To apply a predefined gradient, both in the fill and in the stroke, you need to create a clip in the properties panel. And you can choose a gradient swatch which is saved. Or you can click on the gradient options so you can open it in the Gradient panel.

In this panel, you can choose the fill color you prefer, if you want to change it, double clicking on the color levels curve can do it. If you go to the toolbox, you can activate the Gradient tool. On any image with a fill, you can change the direction, duration, and length of the gradient.


Another option that can help you a lot is the Recolor button located in the properties panel. When you open it, you can choose the Edit option to see the colors on a color wheel. Or you can use the button Link harmonies in so that you can change all colors at once, when you are done click on the Ok option.


In this way, we have shown you several ways in which you need to change the color of an object or modify them the way you want. It is very simple and easy to use this tool and with simple steps you can learn how to change and paint the colors of an object in Adobe Illustrator.


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