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Vector Illustration: Bold Duo Tones & Negative Space

Jeremy Mura, Brand Identity Designer

Vector Illustration: Bold Duo Tones & Negative Space

Jeremy Mura, Brand Identity Designer

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9 Lessons (44m)
    • 1. Class Trailer

    • 2. Finding Inspiration & Style Examples

    • 3. Basic Shading & Lighting

    • 4. Using High Contrast

    • 5. Color Inspiration & Palettes

    • 6. Creating Face Illustration

    • 7. Adding Color & Details

    • 8. Making Colour Adjustments

    • 9. Learn More

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About This Class

Turn your images into bold colourful vectors and achieve a unique style like the pros!

In this 40 minute class, you'll learn the design process of creating clean, bold forms with vector shapes. Using shading, lighting and colour techniques you can achieve a unique flat style that will stand out. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned illustrator, you’ll learn tips on how to create this certain look effectively. 

Key Lessons:

  • Shading & Lighting Principles
  • Tweaking duo & tri-colour tones
  • Vector shape building
  • Finding Inspiration
  • Efficient Illustrator Tips & Tricks

All you'll need for this class is Adobe Illustrator (Free Trial), I'm using CC but other versions are fine.

Jeremy's teaching will help you achieve the look you want using this specific technique and help you design clean looking vectors.

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Jeremy Mura

Brand Identity Designer

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About Jeremy

Jeremy Mura is a brand identity designer and content creator from Sydney, Australia.

He has been in the design industry for over 7 years now working for both small and big brands worldwide. He has worked for brand names such as American Express, Telstra and Macquarie Business School. In that time he has also helped hundreds of people upgrade their design career from logo designers, illustrators, brand designers, web designers and many more.

‍I’ve become known for my transparent, helpful and positive personality as well as creating practical content and courses that help launch beginners into the creative industry.

He has over 2M+ Views on Youtube with over 300+ videos uploaded, has taught over
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1. Class Trailer: Hey its Jeremy here. I'm a designer, and illustrator from Sydney, Australia. In this illustration class; I'm going to be taking you through the process of creating these cool, unique style of illustration, I'm going to be showing you how to find some inspiration online, I'm going to be showing you how to work with shape, and form as well as putting some color palettes, and using some nice duotone and tritones, that are really going to look nice. Mostly going to teach you some shading in lighting principles that I use. As well as some techniques I find very useful in Illustrator, to create these type of look, and feel, and as well I'm going to show you some other cool tools, that change colors, and things like that. For every class project, we're going to be doing a illustration of something from around your house. It's a really simple, really cool, gets stuck into it, and enroll today. 2. Finding Inspiration & Style Examples: First thing I'm going to do is show you a bit of inspiration in some designers that I get inspiration from when I'm working in this style. One of the most popular ones is Malika Favre. She's got some awesome work. You can see how it's very bold, high contrast, bold bright colors and she's worked with big clients but she's got an awesome style. It's not hard to do a style if you're constantly working in that realm and with that style always. Then you get better at it and your design process gets faster and faster. But once you understand the basics, then we can do that too. So you can see here, I love it, it looks awesome. She uses some gradients sometimes as well. But a lot of hard shading, shapes, geometric, and it's just awesome. Another core designer that does well as Jeremy Booth as well. You can see here, just scrolling through his portfolio. You can see his style is very distinct, similar to the first designer we looked at. But you can see he uses color as well, and he makes it balanced and blend together. So he is another good inspiration. Another cool company is always the Makers company. I really loved the 2018 desk calendar. I thought this is awesome. You can see that it's using the same sort of vibe. Simple bold colors and this ones that are tritone and it's like a calendar. So if I just scroll through here, you can see they use different color palettes, complementary colors that work well together. Very monochromatic as well, but just using simple shapes and symbols to depict each season on the calendar. Summer vibes, this is one that's cool as well. So just doing a bit of research, you can find some inspiration, not to copy them, but to see what they're working on and see how you can incorporate some of those colors and some of those shading elements into your own work. Another one who does it really well is DKNG. They've got some cool Skillshare classes as well. You should check them out. I really loved the art print series. As you can see here, really have defining style with the shape and form and they play around with texture as well, which is cool. But they do love playing with simple shapes and they always start with vectors. But you can see it's very clean, very modern. But it works really well, especially with the colors and the shading. It all looks realistic and it will look great on your wall, which is pretty sweet. They've got plenty of other projects that you can check out on this site. So another site I like to go on is Pinterest as well. I was go on here and do a bit of research. You can see out as top-down flat illustration, duo tone and I've already got some examples up here, you can scroll through, check them out. But another cool trick as well if you click on one of these images that you like, it will pop up with related images. So you can see here we're going to get some images that are similar with this one. That's what I love about Pinterest. Then what I can do is just save them to a board for later on. So you can see here just using two three colors. Very simple. You can really define the object and the form and it really stands out. Yeah. That's a few ways and websites you can use to get some inspiration. What I've done is I've done an example on illustrator for you guys to see as well. So based on that style and this will help you for you assemble projects as well for your design projects. So what I did is I took a picture on my iPhone 7 of my other pair. I just got my desk computer lamp. You don't have to buy a lamp. You can just find stuff in your house. It could be like a little flashlight or whatever it is and just place it and get an object. It can be a fruit, it can be a can, a book or whatever it is. Just get it and put a light source down. So you can see here I'll put it on my table and just put sort of a backdrop. Because I had a bookcase and things in the back here was looking messy, so I didn't want that there. So I just put a nice black shape that I had, which is a thin paper. You can see here the light was on the right hand side. So the light source is hitting the pear and it's casting this nice drop shadow there. It's got a shadow here and the highlights there on the right-hand side as you can zoom in. From this what I did is simply trace it with the pen-tool and came up with this. So you can see now if I break these down and I take these parts, you can see that's the shadow, that's the drop shadow. This is the pear shape, the co-pear shade, and this is the stem. So really simple object. It didn't take too long to create just by using P for the pen-tool and simply just tracing it. So I'm going to press P for the pen tool and go through that. I literally traced it and went all the way through it and then just worked around that shape and the shadows. Where I wanted the shadows and the lighting, I put that in defining shape. So we can play around with that. You can see this is what it looks like. It looks really cool. Just using two colors, green and black there and then you can see there's a gray there which is just a tint of black. This is low opacity. Then you can see I used some color palettes here. So use yellow, this ones are red and a blue and these ones are blue as well. As you can see, it's already looking pretty cool. You can tell it's a pear, you can tell what's in a room in its own atmosphere and the high contrast works well and that is blends nicely together. So there's so many opportunities in things you can do with this type of style and it's not limited to fruits. It can be anything, it could be people, it could be houses, it can be really anything. I'm just going to scroll to the right here. You can see I've got some examples. You can see I did a top view, another side view. I just want to show you of how the setup of this red light. See I had two lamps and I just put it on my cupboard and you can see I just put that black little paper behind the pear. That's how I took that shot and then I just zoomed in and focused on the pear. This is how I got the shot here. From that you can see a credit three versions. These ones are the top view. You can see the top view is a little bit harder because it's hard to distinguish the form of the pear. Adjust the shadows here as you can see there. But it was good practice and you can see how I used the colors here. Then introducing the red light into it with two lamps, you can see I started to do some gradients, adds a nice touch, makes it look 3D and realistic. Also on the bottom, you can see how I try to mimic that red radiance color from the lamp and mix it with the orange colored dye and the shadows, which is pretty cool and even adding sort of this date tout highlight here. Then this one is just the most simple version of that one there. So you can see that's how to use the color, how to use those shadows. This is just a few examples of how to play around with objects around your house and how to start to apply these colors and shading. 3. Basic Shading & Lighting : When we are adding details in illustrator, what we want to do is focus on light and shading. It's very important. I'm going to show you a few tricks and tips that I use, because without it, your objects are really going to look flat. Unless you're going for a flat style look, then it's okay, but because we are going to be playing around with high contrast and shadows, we want to make sure that we understand the basics of it. You can see here my first Apple, I have a light source at the top here, which there's no light emitting, just to show it in this example. You can see here I've just got a circle which is acting as Myron object, and there's no light hitting it because there's no light source. That's what it looks like. It's just plain, it's flat, and that's how it's going to look. If we jump ahead to the next Apple. This is some of the basic cod shading and lighting that I use and the blending modes that I use. Right now you can see I've got four different types. You can see here, the light source again, but this time it's actually emitting a light. It's actually on the top coming straight down. You can see here as it hits the object, the ball, you can see this is going to be the lightest pot, up the taupe. That's where we have the rim light. Rim light is like when you take a photograph and there's a light directly behind the person's face and you can see that nice colonial side. If it's really dark on the foreground, then it's going to have a rim light. This, when the object is going to get hit with the most light that's the rim light, it gives a nice feel. It makes it more pop, and sometimes when you look at some illustrators, they add a nice white outline that acts like a rim light as well, which is nice. You can see the blending mode there is Color Dodge. Pretty much I'll use the orange color and I'll call it dodge and I'll give it that nice effect, as you can see there. You can see we've got the highlight, which is just the lightest shade of orange, and for that we use screen. If I open up my tab C, I go to my transparency panel. If I open up my layers, I'll go select it, and you can see here in the transparency panel, if I drag that out, you can see it's set to screen more 100 percent as you have there. Once we go down, we can go to the core shadow. This is pretty much the main shadow, where there's minimal light. You can see here, because the light is up the top there's not going to be much light in the bottom. It makes it look like 3D. It's like a bowl. That's going to be multiply 70 percent, as you can see there, and you can obviously change that and make it a little darker, but it starts to make it look really red, but it's up to you what type you are looking on. We also then go on to the right, which is there is a bounce light. What a bounce light is usually in a room or an environment that there's walls. The light bounces off the walls and you get a backlash on the backside of the object and whatever shape it is. With depicting that bounce light with this round little shade heap, and that's just using screen and it's using the orange color he as well, and you can see how it's a little bit lighter than this color here. Then for the last, I'm shading pot, I used the drop shadow. What a drop shadow is, is pretty much using wherever the lights casting and it hits an object, it's going to cast down a shadow, whatever direction, this is the only shadow, especially if it's a 3D object in the real world. You can see here, what I'd like to do with the drop shadow, is I'll choose the same color as the background, and I'll add a multiply. You can see there, the multiply is 40 percent and it gives it a nice color. You can see, for example, if I select this orange color and then I multiply, you can see how the tone is more orangey, and it gives a different time and makes the colors muddy, it's bad to do that. As I said, I'll use the eligible tool, just select this color and multiply in 40 percent, and you can see how the color blends a lot more better. It's better to use the same color with the same shade, and do that with all your objects. When I'm using all these objects in highlights here, and the shadows, I'm using all the same orange color and then just playing with these blending modes, and it really blends nicely together. It makes it look a lot nicer. There's the basic hard shading and blending image you can use to make your illustrations pop. Then as I go here, I'll just show a quick example of some angles that could possibly happen. You can see we've got some different angles, and that's just a quick example of how you can just add a core shadow just to make it look more 3D indifferent. 4. Using High Contrast: When we're working with this style, what we want to focus on is the contrast. You've got two elements. You've got low contrast and you've got high contrast. The first one is low contrast. You can see here, I just got an object, which is a circle, and I've just got this background color. You can see how the colors blend well together. They're very subtle, they're very light, and they mix well. But you can see there's not much contrast, so if you like zoomed out, you couldn't really tell that there's a lot of color there. That's what like contrast is. The tones are very similar together. There's no like very dark tone and light tone. Contrary to high contrast, which is different, it's pretty much a background is going to be a darker tone. In the foreground of the object or the illustration is going to have a lot of a light up, bright tone. You can see they, it's very harsh, it's hard. But that's the style and the look we're going for. No matter what color it is, it could be a complementary colors, orange, and blue purple, and yellow, whatever it is. You have to make sure that the tones are going to be dark and it's really going to pop and stand out, especially when you're working with flight illustrations. You can see here, I just have a few more examples of some low contrast. You can see how the colors are very subtle, they are very light. It's got the balance is different, the tones are different. You can see here with the high contrasts, the difference is there. You can see a very light time then a very dark tone, even neon colors as well. Just to show you an example of high contrast. We are going to be like to be working with high contrast when were doing our projects, so you want to keep that in mind and apply this design principle when you're doing your own projects. 5. Color Inspiration & Palettes: Another key thing that's important when doing this style of illustration is the color. The color overall gives the mood. It has to have high contrast. It also has to define the shadows and lighting very well, and also has to be balanced. You want to make sure that you're choosing colors that are going to be in sync with each other, that look well. You can do this by creating your own, by borrowing of others if you feel stuck, and just getting inspiration online and just really bringing that into Illustrator and creating your own palettes. Here's a few examples that I've created. You can see I've got five tones here , three tones, and a few two tones as well, which is pretty cool. I'm going to show you how to get some of those color pallets. One way is to go to an It's free high-resolution images. I always come here and use a lot of these images they're awesome. I've just topped in high contrast. You can see we're getting some images up here. I'll just scroll through and download the images. If I like some, I'll click this little button here, it'll download it. I'll use this. What we're going to do is going to Adobe color. You can scroll through and find some cool pictures with a lot of colors there. Once you've done that, we'll go into Adobe color. If you don't have Adobe credit card, you might not have used to Adobe color, so that's fine. That's totally cool. We can just go into Illustrator and bid your color pallets there. But a cool trick is if we go on the right hand side, you will see this little camera icon. What this allows us to do is create colors from an image. If I click that, I'm going to click one of the images that I just downloaded of unsplash. You can see here it loads up and you get this color pick, is always color slide. You can see here if I click and drag and move it around, the colors change. I can also left click on these squares here, then it will select that slider, and I can move it around. If we go to the left-hand side, you can see the color mood as well. I can select color moods from here. You can see it's starting to look nice. Starting to automatically picks some decent colors, but it just doesn't do the job. I want to customize and edit this a little bit. I like the bright color mood. It's got this nice orangey and this red. But I want to get rid of these blues here. I want to click on the blue slider and drag it down. Because I want to have like a nice contrast, I want to pick like an orangey dark color. You can see it's like a brown one. I'm going to drag this other blue color up. We just want to get some dark tones in there. Get like a dark brown that's looking good too. This is like a light orange which is okay. I can just play around with it and see what other colors there. There's a nice sea yellow there, a bright color. Yeah, that's looking good too. We have this colors there. This one is a bit too not dark enough. You can see the pixels, you can drag and select the color. Yeah, that's fine. What I'm going to do from here is click on the left-hand side, you'll see the buttons Save. I'm going to click that. I'm going to rename it. I'm going to save it to my library there, and click Save. If I go to Illustrator it now, it should load up into my libraries. As you can see there, it's all ready loaded up. What I've done is right clicked on it and you go up to Swatches and adds the whole folder into your Swatches panel, which is super cool. I'm just going to drag that folder and put in the vein as I already have the colors here. That's one way we can do it. Another way you can do it is if you go to Dribble, you can see I've tapped in bright colors of the top there. You can see it will pop up with some nice colors here, as it's loading. You can browse through and look at some of those images. If I go to type in another search bars or if you type in dual tone, you'll get some other colors here as well. If you like something, what you can do is click on it. I like this purple here. It stands out to me. If I just click on that. We want to ignore the image, but we want to focus on the right hand side, this color palette. You can download this color palette as an ACO, but I didn't use that. I'd just screenshot these colors. I'll use a screenshot tool. If you're on a Mac, you can just do it normally. I'm just going to take a screenshot of these colors here. I'll jump into Illustrator. I'll go to where I saved the color. I'll drag that in there. Now you can see we've got this palette that we can use. Its okay to borrow pallets. None owns color. You're afraid to use it, especially if you're practicing. I'm just going to create circle and just quickly use the Eyedropper tool and just get these colors here. These are a lot of colors, you may not use these latter ones, but just in case, you know, we can use it. I'm just going to delete that. I will select these. Click on my folder in my Swatches Panel, down the right bottom here. Click that and we will call it purple. What you want to select is these options here. The reason why you want to select this is because if you make it a global color, than the Swatch that you use, if you apply it to many objects, you can double-click it and change that color to whatever you want, and it's going to affect every object in the file. It's very beneficial and it saves time. Boom, and now we have all these colors. I really like these ones here as well. It's got a nice contrast. We can delete those. That's another cool way to do that. You can also go to Pinterest as well and type in duo tone illustrations. The cool thing is if you click on an image, or shop with other similar images to that same illustration or whatever it is, you can see all these other examples. You can borrow some of these colors from amazing designers and artists. You can see there some of Malik favorites who work there and just plenty of good stuff. You can use some of these color palettes for practice. It's really going to make your work stand out. That's some ways to build some color pallets. Apply that technique and start to build some color pallets on your own so you can start to create some cool looking illustrations. 6. Creating Face Illustration: What I wanted to do with the illustration, was to create an illustration based on my face. I just took a photo with my iPhone 7, and I was holding LED light in my hand to cast the shadow on my face, as you can see in this picture here. Once I did that I just uploaded it and imported it into Illustrator. Let's put a quick clipping mask just to cut the rest of the photo out, so we're just focusing on the face. You can see you want good lighting, I turned my bedroom light off and you can see there how I've got that nice tone and the shading, and that's what you want. You can take a picture of your face. You can use still object if that's easier, whatever you find, just take a picture of it. Have one light source or a lamp, or an LED light, or a phone light and try to get a nice picture that we can use to create an illustration. What I want to do first is start to build out the shapes using the Pen tool. What I'm going to do is find the center of my face. Obviously, human face is not symmetrical, so it's okay if things don't look completely like straight, that's fine, and it doesn't matter if the image looks blurry, that's totally cool. I'm just going to press P for the Pen tool. I'm just going to do a quick guide, so I'm just going to find roughly the middle of the face, holding shift I'm just going to create a quick line and I'm just going to move it, nudge it a bit to the middle. Cool, that's fine. What I'm going to do, I'm going to select it. I'm going to go Object. I'm going to go View, Guides, and you can Make Guides. The shortcut keys control 5 as well. You can see you've got these guide, so we can use this to help us put our shapes. You want to make sure that you small guides are on as well, control U to help me do that. Firstly, I'm going to get the overall main shape of the head. We're going to start with that first. I'm going to press P, for the Pen tool and start to work my way around. You just want to use a light color for the pen strokes, so you can see what you're doing, and you want to use as minimal anchor points as you can to make sure the lines are smooth. You can hold shift to get directly a 100 percent vertical and horizontal tool lines and the handle bars will be straight, which makes it look more clean. I'll connect these top [inaudible] as well. You can see we've got the head there, and then I'll create the ear. I've got a bit of elf ears, everyone's face is different. It's okay for overlapping these shapes because we can just cut that off and we can use the shape better tool to create the shape you want. You can see my hair is tied up. You've got these shapes here. We've got these main shapes, so what I'm going to do, I'm just going to select them, and use the shape builder a tool. Shift M is the shortcut and I'm just going to hold Alt on my keyboard, and just minus the excess off there. I just cut that other piece off, so now I've got this one piece here, which we're going to use and also for the ear piece here. We're going to duplicate this face, and I'm just going to select these two, and then we'll do the same thing and cut it off. You can see you've got this shape and the reason why I made a copy so I didn't damage the shape here, so it stays. It doesn't make a new shape, it just keeps that old one there. You can see that we've got all those clean shapes there that we can color and use later on. What we want to focus on after we've got at the general main shapes, we want to start to focus on the features of the face. You can see I've got big eyebrows. I've got my brown eyes there. The nose, I got a bit of a mustache there even a little beard I can add in, and then you go like the lips. You can see the light source as well. You can see this sort of the face is going to be mainly shaded except for a few highlights here that light was able to get depending on the angle of the light. This is going to be good because we can use this shape here with the light there to get some last color there, and then at the highlights here. We want to focus on getting the features first and then we can focus on doing parts away, it's going to be more shaded. I'll start to work my way through each spot. I'm going to use the Pen tool to do that. I'm starting to now create some shapes where we dark, as so you can see for the nose I have these because you got to have some sort of defined form here. You can see here the light is hitting these areas of the nose, but you can see here we had this skin is a bit darker. We can use that as a reference point. You can see here. It'll be good to play around with the light source and see what you can come up with. Cool, what I'm going to do now is I'm going to duplicate this side of the face, as you can see here, and I'm going to select all the shapes, and then I'm going to press O for the Reflect tool and we're going to find the center would be made our guide. I'm going to hold Alt and left click once, and the axis is going to be on vertical, and it's going to flip it. What we want to press is Copy. Make sure you press copy when the reflect button comes up and make sure to press preview so you can see what it's going to do. Press copy, and now we have these duplicate face. Because this side is the darker side, and that all shadows here we're not going to need most of these shapes here. I'm just going to go through select these shapes and delete them like that. We don't even need the ear. We can keep the head there. We're going to focus on just getting this light area now. You can see there's this outline with the lights hitting the face. We're going to start to outline that. I'm going to pick the Pen tool again. I'll change the color. It can be rough, it doesn't have to be perfect. The key is just getting the main outline correct. I'm just going through the Pen tool, getting as much of the light as is possible, and then I can just go all the way around, and then now we have this section where the light is going to hit. I'm going to use this shape here. I'm going to make a copy of it. I'm going to hold Shift select this shape, and I'm just going to cut off the excess again, just like that. I should have those two shapes, they have complete this one. I've got this shape and then I got this shape there. So cool. Now we have that, I'm going to turn my gutter for a second. You can see here that there's a bit of spot there, but that's totally cool. We can work with that and always go through it and fix it up. There's also a highlight here which is nice, so we can use with the portion of the eyebrows. You can see if I cut the eyebrows, like just getting that bit. What I'm also going to do now, you can see how these highlights see are the lightest points with the broadest points with the lightest heating. We can also use this to get and add another color, or use it for a white space. I'm just going to go through here, and just add those bright points in. I'll use the red color there so we can see what we're doing. I'll use the Shape Builder Tool again just to minus off the excess areas there. I've got the face here too, the cheek. Just got a nice highlight there, minus that bit off. You can see we can even add a shape on the neck as well if we wanted to. I'll make a shape there in case you want to use it, because you never know. Some things might not look as good. Some things might actually detract from the overrule illustration, but you just want to make sure that it's correct. I'm just going to use the shapes here as well. Make a copy to get rid of this bit. You can see, that's clean you got that shaped there. I'm just looking for any other spots. There is some spots, but you've got to think of the overall form as well, as long as you remember, it's one of the defining features of my particular face or your particular picture. You want to make sure that's all there. I can even put like there for a skull on my head if I want to, but it may look a bit weird. We want to keep it bold and simple because it's a flat style, we want to keep it really have a lot of space. Cool, that's looking good. Now what we're going to do, I'm just going to press the Apple tool. You can press shift O. I'm just going to copy it, make a duplication. In case you need to get back, we can always use this again, so this is what we're going to work with. What I'm going to do is press M and make a box, and just going to color that real quick and bring it to the back. 7. Adding Color & Details: At this stage, what we're going to do is start to define the phone in such that adding the fill color and you'll see the face of the shape will start to come alive. What we're going to do first is going to clean it up and fix up these areas. Firstly, what we want to do is make sure that these areas here are filled with the mouth pieces and the nose and stuff. I'm going to first duplicate this side of the face. You can see this is where the main shadow was going to be. I'm going to press "Control C", "Control F" to do duplicate it and put it on top. I'm going to change the color. You can see that I changed the color. Then I'm going to go grab the select these part C. Press "O" for the "Reflect" tool. I'm going to hold "Alt" and left-click ones to get these box up and click "Vertical". I'm going to press "Copy". This is going to reflect and copy the shapes on the other side here. You can see now we've got all these shapes on this side. I'm going to hold "Shift" and select these shapes you just made. I'm going to hold "Shift" and click on the pebble shape as well. What I'm going to do is press "Shift M" for the shape of the tool. It's just a quick way and what I'm going to do is I'm going to start to minus these shapes. If I hold "Alt" or "Option" if you're on a Mac. I'm just going to left click and hold it down and go through and cut these pieces off. Just like that. Then the excess pieces, we're just going to go select it and delete it. That's the good thing about making copies because you can just delete that shape. We used it as a throw away shape. Now, you can see we've got these parts here, these shapes. What I'm going to do is now I'm going to unite these shapes. So I'm going to select the nose here. I'll go to my Pathfinder tool. You can look at the Pathfinder tool on the Window section. We're going to click the first one, "Unite". You can see it's going to unite the shapes together. We'll fix this. You can see how this line didn't line up properly. That's okay. We can cut that. I'll use this as a tool to cut that out like that. We have the shape there. I'll do the same for the mustache and the mouth and the bottom lip. You can see that's one shape and this is one shape as well. That will one shape. We can just color it all in one go. We've done that. Now, what we have to do is plus. What we want to do now is make sure that this side of the face, the shape of the big one is going to be colored. What I'm going to do is I'm going to select this head shape and I'm going to make sure that the other side is selected. So I'm just going to lock this one. I'm going to make sure the hair is locked and I'll select these two head shapes and I'm going to get them on "Pathfinder" tool and "Plus" those together. Just like that. You can see we've still got this line in the middle. That's okay. I'm just going to select it in, press "Delete". I'm going to go to the head shape now here. I'm going to shift, click on this red shadow and I'm going to press "Shift M" and I'm going to plus the space. You can see this is the space you want, I'm going to plus that. Now, this shape over here is the one we want. I'm going to minus that shape off and now we should have this side. Then that shape there is like this. You can see that the face is there, this is the shadow and then this is the light beam. But we don't need this side, we only need this side. You can see we've colored this part in. What I'm going to do, I'm going to just change the color to orange because I love orange. What I'm going to do is I'm just going to lock that and I'm going to start to build out these other colors here. So what I'm going to do slowly, I'm going to use this black color here. I'm going to bring this orange to the back. We'll just bring it down some layers. Make sure it's on the bottom. You can go to "Object, "Arrange, " "Send Backward" and that will just bring it back. We've got this, we want to make sure that we're getting rid of the fills as well. You can also press "I" for the "Eyedropper". Just sample the colors in the background. That's going to be a quick way of doing that. These section, we get rid of the strikes here. You can see this is a lot quicker. But if you do the first bit right, then everything else becomes easier. There we have it. There is our face and what we can do now I'm going to show you how to use the Color Guide to quickly shift the colors to color you like and we can use multiple color palettes that we've actually built and it's going to look really cool. First things first, what you want to do is duplicate this art board. I'm going to duplicate it and you can see you've got the face here. What I'm going to do is lock the background. I'm going to group this face. I want to make it smaller and I'm just going to drag it to the left here. I'm going to make two duplicate so we have the face here. What I'm going to do is, I'm going to make sure that you're happy with the look. You can go around and play around with the colors, get some different vibes. You can play around with it, you can see what you prefer. So just doing a bit of iterations, it looks a bit different. You can see that I've done three iterations just like that, just by changing the colors. That's the fun thing about this and working with vectors, it's just so easy and it makes it smooth. 8. Making Colour Adjustments: So once you've done that bit around, got some different versions. We've got to select all of the faces. I'm going to go to my color guide. You can go to a window and go down to color guide to open that up, it should be easy. What I'm going to do is go to my bottom corner of the color guide window. I'm just going to drag it out here and you can see this little color wheel. What we're going to do is we want to click that. Now what we do is get these options and this allows us to recolor our artwork and to shift the colors that we've chosen. Whether it is duo tone, or you use three color tri-tone or whatever you're using, it's going to be quick and easy to shift the colors. First you can see we've got these current colors, but what's happening is it's only using one color, which is white. But we don't want it to do that, we want it to recognize all the colors we've used, so we have to go and right-click on this little empty area here, next to the color balls and we want to click add new color. I'm going to add new color and add new color, what we're going to do now is we're going to select these color groups with what you've made and we're going to click on them. I'm going to click on one of them, now what it's going to do is the colors we used, the orange, the black, and the white, it's going to shift it and it's going to pretty much substitute it with the colors we've selected here in the color group. You can see it's using three of these colors from this color swatch, but there's five of them. But if we click this button here, we can shift it, which is super cool, you can see this little button, it's got three columns and it's got two arrowheads. If we click that, it's going to mix and match and shift around the colors and if you look at the faces, you can see how it's just shifting around the colors and just mixing it around, which makes it look cool. If I get through these other palettes and do that, you can see what's happening. You can come with so many different options, and it's going to look amazing. If it's for personal work, or even if it's for client work, you can use this trick and I love using it because you can get some cool variations and stuff that you like and then we can save these and look at other stuff. I'm just going to go through these color palettes we've made. This is pretty cool. See the yellow, you can see this one's only a duo tone, so it's only going to use the two main colors, right? Got some complementary colors here, even the orange or blue looks good too. Looks really nice with the purple on here too. When you are happy with something and it looks good and you think it's cool, then we can save it. We can just press Okay. We're just going to pick something so cool. We've got this. What we can do now is press Okay and I don't want to save changes because it's going to actually change the swatch pattern, but we don't want that, I just want to press no. What it's going to do now, it's going to save our changes to the shapes we've just made and there we have it. We've got our faces, we've got out different iterations here looking pretty cool. You can play around with more colors and make it look awesome. Yes, start working on your class projects and see what you come up with. 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