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Adding in Vector Art and Colors2:06 with Ashley Burke
Begin bringing life into the wireframe by adding color and the new logo.
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[MUSIC] 0:00 To give you a preview of what we're gonna be working towards, we're gonna 0:04 be taking the design of our wire frame here all the way to a final page mockup. 0:10 It will include our new logo, social media icons, 0:15 photography and we'll make color and font choices. 0:20 Generally, the prevalent idea within the design community is less is more. 0:25 Because I'm trying to communicate an idea, 0:30 I don't want to distract from the content, so I'm gonna be going for simplicity. 0:32 As a designer, you'll spend a lot of time in this phase experimenting 0:37 with colors and shapes, really trying to find the right voice. 0:41 For us, our first step is going to be to import 0:46 our color palette we were using earlier on the logo. 0:49 So the way you do this is pretty cool. 0:54 Let's open up our swatch panel here. 0:56 And in the bottom left hand side, 1:00 click on the libraries button, go to other libraries, and you just 1:04 choose the illustrator file that has the swatches inside it that you want to use. 1:09 So my files are on the desktop. 1:15 It's our pencil logo. 1:17 Open and here you go. 1:19 There it is, which is awesome. 1:22 So I'm just gonna drag this up here and now I have instant access to these colors. 1:25 And while we're right here I do know that I want my header and 1:33 footer to be this light blue color, 1:37 the accent color from earlier because that will be behind our pencil logo. 1:39 I can select all of these holding down shift and 1:45 clicking and then choose the swatch here, and they all change that color. 1:51 And then, command click off to release that. 1:56 Next, we're gonna add in our logo and replace these placeholders. 2:02
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