Use the eyedropper tool with the shift key to sample an image or the screen at that point.
Thanks for the Eyedropper tip. However, since I'm a newbie, now I'm trying to figure out on how to use it & translate/transfer the colors to my newly created image.
Where can I find some instructions?
Have you tried placing the image and using Object: Live Trace? In this dialog, by Mode, there is a color option. You can generate a maximum of 256 colors, and if you enable "Output to Swatches" you end up with global swatches which can be edited later on.
I'm also trying to use Live Trace & from what I've read, I think that's the option I ultimately want to use. However, either I'm not getting clean edges or I'm getting a very distorted view. I did find one option & I'm not even sure which option I picked that kept the colors, but it made multiple segments & the edgest became "edgy" or distored.
I can re-trace the object to, but how do I remove all these color segments, without losing the color pattern or am I asking for to much.
Here's what I got...
Live trace can't do gradients. Your image looks like some very simple shapes with gradients. Just draw some rectangles and triangles with the form tools and fill them with gradients. No need for live trace there, you get better results and get it done faster doing it manually.
I agree with Monika. trying to automate anything is counter-productive in this case. Drawing this stuff from scratch takes 10 minutes or so...