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How do I find the color code in Illustrator?

Last updated on January 8, 2023 @ 6:51 am

If you’re using Illustrator to create a logo or other graphic design project, you’ll likely need to know the color code for various colors. In this article, we’ll walk you through how to find the color code for various colors in Illustrator.

To get started, open Illustrator and create a new document. Input a text or create a shape in your canvas for demonstration purposes then select it using the “Selection tool” from the toolbar.

In the toolbar at the top, click the “Window” menu and then select “Color.”

NOTE: This will open the Color Picker window. If it is already selected, you can find the Color window in the right menu.

In the Color Picker window, click on the three dashes icon at the top-right corner of the window, then select the “RGB” color mode. This is the color mode where you can find the color code section.

You can find here a color palette. Click anywhere on this palette and the color code for that specific color you picked will be shown in the color code section with the symbol “#” beside it.

NOTE: You can also experiment with the color code section by typing in the color code of the color you want to apply. This is helpful when you have a specific color in mind that you need to apply consistently on certain sections of your design.

PRO TIP: If you are trying to find the color code in Illustrator, be warned that it is not an easy task. The color code is not prominently displayed anywhere in the program, and it can be quite difficult to track down. If you are having trouble finding the color code, it might be best to consult a tutorial or ask for help from someone who is more experienced with the program.

Finally, to save the color code for the color you’ve just entered, click on the three dashes button at the upper-right corner of the window and then select the “Create New Swatch” option.

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