In the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, I am working on some icons, and want to change the color of one.


The green one I'm happy with. The doc color and the fold color go well together. But, what if I want to change the color to yellow, how can I figure out what the fold color would be on the yellow so that it matches the green?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.

2 Answers 2


If I were you I would:

Create a layer

Click the button Create Sub Layer and name it PageLayer

On the Sub Layer Create the shape with top right corner cut out:

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Click the button again Create Sub Layer on top of the PageLayer and title it Fold

On the Fold Layer create the fold itself and color it with K60:

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Place the Fold Layer over the PageLayer:

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Make sure it is all selected and click Align top and right from the Align Object:

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Select the Fold layer and go to Transparency and choose the options Multiply at 40%:

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and you should have this:

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Ideally you will be targeting a darker Hue of the page color. I hope this helps and is what you're looking for. You could always change the color of the Fold layer to a darker black or lighter black to target the Hue you're after


I would lighten the yellow a bit and then use that current yellow color for the fold.

  • That is fine, but you're just guessing correct? Is there a tool / method I can use to get it exactly right?
    – J86
    Commented Jun 30, 2014 at 15:50
  • How does this answer, "How can I figure out what the folder color would be on the yellow so that it matches the green?"
    – Ryan
    Commented Jun 30, 2014 at 17:04
  • Oh, I misread your question. That's my fault. Sorry about that. I would do what @Gramps said. I've used that method before. Commented Jun 30, 2014 at 19:12
  • @AliciaUhacz I would like to welcome you to GD but before you answer it would be a good idea to read the question.
    – user9447
    Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 12:50
  • @Gramps I did read the question, thank you, I misread what he was asking for and came by that honestly. Commented Jul 2, 2014 at 14:45

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