Creating Color Charts with Illustrator

Color Charts class photo

3 class hours

Are you an indie designer or budding tech editor? Looking to up your game with more professional color charts? This class will teach you how! You’ll get comfortable with the basic Illustrator workspace—artboards, tools, controls, panels—while learning two ways to create color charts. Class will cover creating custom color swatches; using fill and stroke options; duplicating, scaling, rotating and reflecting; using layers and artboards to organize your work; basic shapes, grids and guides; adding text; and exporting charts for production. For knitting or needlework, this class will give you the skills to make beautiful colored charts.


Laptop with Adobe Illustrator loaded and charged battery, pencil and paper for taking notes.


Adobe Illustrator CS 4 or later (Mac or PC) must be loaded on your laptop. You can download a free 30-day trial of Illustrator, or subscribe to a CC plan for as little as 19.99/month. If you are subscribing to CC, make sure you have activated your membership & downloaded the app before coming to class. You must have a basic understanding of how to use computer applications, and do all pre-class HW (sent upon registration).