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    Hi Guys!!

    As a graphic designer i know that while working on a project in Illustrator, sometime you definitely want to use the same colors which you are already using but in different tones (as per requirements ) for different objects or illustrations.

    So, here I’ll show you how we can use Blend tool to create a Color Scheme between two colors in Illustrator. A quick way to create In-between colors of two main colors which you have selected for the project in very few steps.

    Even you can save those In-between colors in your swatches easily.

    Step 1 : Blending Color Scheme with the Blend Tool

    We can start with a new document in illustrator or you can load your project document. Here, I open a new Document..

    then, select the Rectangle Tool (shortcut : press M), create two similar square shapes on both side of the canvas as i do (left side & right side).
    & apply the two different colors you prefer on those two square shapes.


    Step 2 : Now, Go to Object → Blend → Blend Options.

    Set the Blend Options to 5 Specified Steps or whatever you want ( By default the value of steps will be 8 when you open the blend option ) .

    & then select the first Orientation option & click OK.


    Step3 : Select the two square shapes, go to Object → Blend → Make.


    Now we’ll Expand  those shapes and Ungroup them to use those shapes as swatches.For that we'll make sure the blended shapes are selected, go to Object → Expand, click OK.


    then right click on the selected shapes and select Ungroup.


    Now you can use these shapes & can save them as swatches for your project :)

    So,you can easily create original color scheme with different tones for your projects by using this easy technique &  the useful tool "Blend Tool" :)

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