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The Color Thief: Stealing Colors Using Illustrator CS3's LiveTrace

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Adobe Ambassador Mike McHugh wants you to get excited about color. In this colorful article, he shows you how to create swatches in Adobe's Creative Suite 3 using Adobe Illustrator's new LiveColor tool.

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6. Use Live Color to Recolor Artwork

The image has been traced, the colors have been grouped, and the group has been named. Now we need to group these colors so that the new LiveColor feature can take advantage of them as a set. We’ll use the LiveColor feature to recolor some existing artwork.

Let’s open the surfboard illustration and then copy and paste it into our document. The surfboard is cool, but the colors are offensive at best. Select the hideous artwork and click the alluring Recolor Artwork Color Icon in the control strip (see Figure 7).

Figure 7

Figure 7 Press the new CS3 Live Color Button in the control strip. Get ready for a color party.

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