This portion of the Premium Design Works website is written by Mike Sinkula for the Web Design & Development students at Seattle Central College and the Human Centered Design & Engineering students at the University of Washington.

  1. Sage McElroy says:

    I was happy to see that your site was the first search result of 157,000 (even before Adobe) for my “how to make tints in illustrator” search. SEO MASTER!

  2. alana says:

    Yay, thank you, love this tute, so helpful!!!

  3. Erkan says:

    I wish to have tint panel. Drudgery effort so! Hear me Adobe!

  4. Phuong Khanh says:

    Thank you so much. Your tutorial helped me a lot.

  5. utibe says:

    thanks but i dont understand on how to add colour in tint and shade enlighten me more becos we gave as an assignment.

  6. Juan Coleman says:

    Premium Design Works has informed me that there is in fact a updated way to create colour tints. So here is the Adobe page for all those stumbling on this page looking for easier tints: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/color-groups-harmonies.html

    Thanks for that PDW!

  7. Juan Coleman says:

    Thanks for the info.

    Achieving tints like this was so super easy in Microsoft Freehand. It literally happened at the click of a button. But for Adobe Illustrator it is quite a tedious process. I find this very strange for such a modern application.

  8. Neelam says:

    This tutorial is superb. Its exactly what i was searching for.:D

  9. Neelam says:

    this tutorial is super. It was exactly what i was searching for.:D

  10. Monica Black says:

    Using Illustrator to Match CMYK/RGB Colors to PMS


  11. vincent says:

    i apretiate the how to a lot

  12. Thank you this was helpful… Now I wonder if there is an easier way for CS5

  13. Tim says:

    Thanks, this tutorial is exactly what I am looking for.

  14. Kimberly says:

    Thanks for the tutorial; it was just what I needed.


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