In Illustrator, it’s easy to pick a complement color of the current Fill or Stroke in the Color Panel. From the Pop-Up Menu of the Color Panel select Complement. If you are keyboard shortcut freak, like me, you can change to the complement color by Command Shift-clicking (Mac) or Ctrl-Shift-clicking (Win) on the Color Ramp at the bottom of the Color panel.
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Great tip, many thanks. Its come in handy for a logo Im working on.
To think I’ve been picking them manually all these years. I had no idea this option even existed lol
I can’t believe I’m just now finding your site, and I really love this post! Thanks for sharing.
Cool tips. Now I need to wrap my head around the difference between Invert & Compliment – they produce two slightly different colors.
For me its command click, no shift required. Shift command click gives me the inverse.
Thanks for this tip! However, note that the ⌘+Shift+Color ramp click picks a slightly lighter color than going via the menu. Have no idea why.
While playing around, I discovered that ⌥+Color ramp click will set the stroke color. And the combination ⌥+⌘+Color ramp click will set a complement stroke color. Handy!
Again. Well done.
AWESOME, Thanks 🙂
Heck of a job there, it ablsoultey helps me out.
The font is Chicken Basket, from Font Diner.
Off topic, but what font are you using for this example?