NSL WEEK 302- Adobe Illustrator “Color Swatches from an Image”

I’m going to use a tool that you might not have heard of. It’s “Create Object Mosaic” in Adobe Illustrator. The only person I’ve seen use this is Nigel French =)

Check out the video above to see the workflow. 

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 I wanted to load my swatches panel with colors available for my t-shirt. I needed to use this tool to convert an image into a vector mosaic.

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Create Object Mosaic

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Create Object Mosaic Window
I look at it like we are converting pixels into basic vector tiles which is exactly what I needed.

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Swatches Panel
If you don’t have an object selected, you’ll find an option for “Add Used Colors”. It will grab all the colors in your document and load them into the Swatches Panel.

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Swatches Panel
If you have a selection, you’ll find an option for “Add Selected Colors”. It will only grab colors from your selection.

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The best part is, Ai will load these colors as Global Colors which helps with editing.

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Watch me learn with my friends. Videos available for a limited time:

https://player.twitch.tv/?video=v138356547&autoplay=falseWatch live video from sbOTC on www.twitch.tv

https://player.twitch.tv/?video=v137890208&autoplay=falseWatch live video from sbOTC on www.twitch.tv

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