I am following along with a tutorial and using Illustrator CS6 version. It mentions a colour mixer but I can't find it. I am wondering if this feature is for later versions? Also if there is an alternative to this in the CS6 version?

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There is no Properties Panel in Illustrator CS6.
Therefore there is no Color Mixer option in Illustrator CS6.

However, Illustrator CS6 does have the Color Guide panel, which is similar.
Simply choose Window > Color Guide to view the panel.

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If you are following tutorials, it's wise to be aware that if the tutorial author is utilizing a newer version of the application, there may be many things which are not present in legacy application versions. There isn't always an equivalent to a new feature in older versions.

  • thank you! Yes I do realise that it may be very frustrating to follow this tutorial now as I will have to stop and start quite a lot I may need to find another tutorial Mar 13, 2021 at 18:49
  • @MarianD if you don't ping user3413128 in the comment (like I've pinged you here) it's unlikely they'll ever see the comment. -- I do appreciate the comment :)
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  • @Scott, I think (or I thank) that OP of question automatically obtains notifications about all comments, but maybe I'm wrong. Nevertheless, I followed your advice and rewrote that comment, now pinging the OP in it.
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    Dec 8, 2021 at 2:13
  • @MarianD could be.. but I believe it's only comments on the question, not answers. I understood things that only I get notified on comments on my answer. Like I did for this. It could have changed recently and I'd be unaware.... so... you may be right :)
    – Scott
    Dec 8, 2021 at 2:28

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