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How do you make a gold color in Illustrator?

Last updated on December 7, 2022 @ 8:38 am

Making a gold color in Illustrator is easy. The first step is to create a new color swatch.

To do this, go to the Swatches panel and select New Swatch.

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Name the swatch Gold and click OK.

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PRO TIP: When creating gold in Illustrator, it is important to first consider the desired shade. A light gold may be created using only yellow, while a deeper gold may require the addition of an orange or brown. Once the base color is selected, create a new layer and set it to “Overlay” in the blending mode options. Use a soft, round brush to paint with white on the new layer. Vary the brush size and opacity to create different effects. Finally, use a small, hard brush to add some sparkle by painting with black on the new layer.

Now, select the Gold swatch and click the Color Picker panel button (the right-most one). In the Color Picker panel, select the RGB color wheel and click on the blue color stop at the bottom of the panel.

This will set the color of the swatch to blue.

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To make the gold color, simply select the Gold swatch and click on the Color Fill button (the fourth from the top). In the Color Fill panel, select the Gold color from the Color Picker panel and click OK.

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