A Short Tutorial on Illustrator’s Recolor Artwork Function
Today, a short Illustrator tutorial on the recolor artwork feature. First take an image and run Object Menu > Live trace to convert yout low res image to vector artwork. Next set is to expand your traced file and then go to the Edit Menu > Edit colors > recolor artwork. In the window that pops up go to the color slider at the bottom and change the color you want to base your new art off of, I picked a brown color.
Next click on the pop down menu at the top of the same window and select your “Harmony Rule” I chose “shades” for this example.
The software then applies the new color scheme and shows a list of what original color is converting to what color in the new scheme.
One fun thing to try as seem below is the random color button, it basically takes the colors in your new palette and applies them randomly to the art.
Finally once you have your colors the way you want them click the “OK” button!
add any type or other elements and presto, you have created a nice scaleable vector poster/flyer/art!
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