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How to Copy & Paste with Key Commands in Adobe Illustrator adobe illustrator key commands Jan 07, 2023

Learning key commands in Adobe Illustrator is essential to your workflow as a design professional. In this short tutorial for beginners, I'll teach you how to copy and paste in Adobe Illustrator using key commands.

What are key commands?

Key commands are shortcuts on your keyboard that access...

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Create a Color Palette from a Photograph using Coolors — Video color tutorial video Jan 06, 2023

As you know, I love the Coolors app and website for creating color palettes from scratch – watch how I do that here. 

Another way I like to use Coolors is to create color palettes from photographs.

Create a Color Palette from a Photograph

In this video, I'll show you how I use the...

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Create Color Palettes from Scratch with Coolors App — Video color tutorial video Jan 05, 2023

If you're a designer looking for a way to create color palettes or expand your use of color, Coolors is a great app to get started. There is a website and an app. In these tutorials, I will show two ways I use Coolors to create color palettes. You'll learn how to create color palettes from...

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Working with Pattern Swatches in Adobe Illustrator — Video adobe illustrator tutorial Jan 04, 2023

Working with pattern swatches in Adobe Illustrator can initially seem a little tricky. Pattern swatches exist in Illustrator in the "Swatches" Panel. When you select an object, you can fill it with a repeat pattern by choosing the pattern from the swatches.

When it comes to scaling the pattern or...

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Scanning vs. Photographing Your Original Art with Vibrant Colors for Use in Adobe Illustrator — Video adobe illustrator design production video Jan 03, 2023

I always use vibrant colors – part of my signature style. It's one of the reasons I love working with gouache paints so much. The pigments are rich and opaque. The pinks and the oranges have these killer neon hues. I love the intensity. What I don't love so much is how they translate into...

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Welcome to the Multi Color Minds blog! news Jan 02, 2023

Hey everyone! 

I'm moving the blog to Multi Color Minds – my membership for creative entrepreneurs to level up their design and branding skills.

I'm Xhico. I'm an artist and designer who has worked since the late 80s. I specialize in branding and surface pattern design and work as...

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