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# Creating Colors and Gradients PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Creating Colors and Gradients. Objective. In this lesson you will use the color palette, gradient palette, and the swatches palette to create, name and save colors and gradients. Gradient.

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### Objective

• In this lesson you will use the color palette, gradient palette, and the swatches palette to create, name and save colors and gradients

• Stops- are icons on both sides of the gradient palette and represent the colors that will be used.

• Midpoint- the point at which two colors meet in equal measure. (AKA the middle of the two colors)

• Linear Gradient- can be positioned left to right, up and down, or on any angle.

• Radial Gradient- is a series of concentric circles. The starting color appears at the center of the gradient. The blend radiates out to the ending color. It has no angle ascribed to it.

### Color Palette

• The color palette is where you move sliders to mix new colors for fills, strokes and gradients.

• You can also use the palette to adjust the other color in a filled object.

• There are threecolor modes:

• CMYK- Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black

• RGB- Red, Green and Blue

• Grayscale- 256 shades of gray, assigning the brightness value from 0 (black) to 255 (white) to each pixel.

• Once you have defined a color or gradient, save it, by dragging it into your swatches palette. You can name it by double clicking it, then typing a name in the swatch option dialog box.

### First Exercise

• Create a 4” circle in the center of the art board. Create a yellow fill by clicking on yellow in the colors palette.