Convert CMYK swatches to Pantone numbers in Illustrator

Posted on Jul 24, 2009 in adobe, design, tutorial | 38 Comments

But notice the white triangle that is added to the swatches, which means that the colors are now Global. convertpan07 This results in a new Color Group , where the selected colors are grouped together inside the Swatches panel. convertpan09 Select the Color Group inside the Swatches panel. … The Pantone Swatch Libraries are under Color Books and as an example choose: Pantone solid coated and let go. convertpan12 Now watch the difference we have here: Over the button we just released it says: PANTONE solid coated and in the upper left corner you see that a dot has been added to the white triangle , meaning that we now have changed the Color Group to spot colors, which Pantone colors are . convertpan13 Before you click OK be sure that Recolor Art is checked.

Wallpaper : Geigy Chemicals

Posted on Jul 23, 2009 in design, grid systems | No Comments

geigychemicals A chemical can shown with this article on AisleOne inspired me to make this wallpaper which is free for you to download and use on your computer. Size is 1920×1200 px.

Converting colors between different color systems

Posted on Jul 23, 2009 in workflow | 3 Comments

These systems are like RAL which is commonly used for car paint and plastics, NCS which is a common system for house paint colors and many more I am sure you have not heard of. Your client might call you and say something like this: „There is this company in Germany which is going to paint my new Lear-jet in our company’s colors.

Wallpaper : Font Anatomy

Posted on Jul 6, 2009 in design, type | 105 Comments

The ones that seemed to fit the best like Times for instance I didn’t want to use and some I wanted to use didn’t have all the major part names. … Finally: Be my guest and download this Anatomy of Type in the form of a wallpaper or desktop picture which you can keep and use on your computer.