Color: A comprehensive course about creating color palettes & Illustrator’s Recolor Artwork Tool | Kristina Hultkrantz | Skillshare

Color: A comprehensive course about creating color palettes & Illustrator’s Recolor Artwork Tool

Kristina Hultkrantz, Illustrator & Surface Pattern Designer

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10 Videos (56m)
    • COLOR: The Recolor Artwork Tool

    • Finding color inspiration

    • Make a custom color palette

    • Save custom palettes for later

    • Recolor Artwork Tool Basics

    • Globally adjust your color palette

    • Recolor with your custom palettes

    • Recolor individual colors

    • Recolor advanced features

    • Thanks for watching!

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About This Class


Hello Everyone!

Kristina, here again from EmmaKisstina Illustration. I’ve been a full time illustrator and surface pattern designer since 2010. During my near decade of working with illustration I have learned a whole lot about color. I feel very comfortable choosing color palettes and using color to relate different moods and feelings. Since discovering Illustrator’s Recolor Artwork Tool it has revolutionized how I work with color and has made the process of testing out new color palettes so much easier. It has also allowed me to push myself out of my color comfort zones as I continue to try new color combinations. In previous classes I’ve quickly gone over this amazing tool, but in this course I will be doing a comprehensive overview.


This class is geared towards students who are in love with color but are sometimes intimidated by the process of picking color palettes or in the rut of picking the same sorts of colors for all projects and would like to get a better understanding of how to use the Recolor Artwork Tool.



Supplies you will need to create the class project:

  • Finished digital illustrations or patterns to recolor created in Adobe Illustrator or other vector program such as Adobe Draw on the iPad.
  • Computer with Adobe Illustrator.


In this class I will be sharing my thought process and techniques for picking out new color palettes and how to save and implement them into your artwork.

We will cover the following:

  • The basics of choosing color.
  • Where to find inspiration for color palettes.
  • Saving custom color palettes for future use.
  • How to use Illustrator’s Recolor Artwork Tool to adjust colors, change to new color palettes, and find new exciting color combinations.


I am so excited to share my tips with you and to see what you all come up with in your class projects!

Xoxo Kristina

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Awesome class!
I think this video gave a nice over view of the palette took in AI. I was already using it, but learned faster ways of doing some of the steps.
Loved it! Following you now on Instagram, too, for more inspiration!





Kristina Hultkrantz

Illustrator & Surface Pattern Designer

Hello, I'm Kristina Hultkrantz an illustrator and surface pattern designer based in the super quaint town Mariefred just outside of Stockholm, Sweden. You might also know me as EmmaKisstina on the internet. I've been working with illustration and design for over 10 years and have worked full time as a freelance illustrator and Etsy shop owner for the past 7 years. I've had experience working with countless companies creating artwork for books, web and print. To name drop a few I've had the pl...

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