Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Accessing Adobe Color from within InDesign, part of InDesign Insider Training: Color.
- Many years ago, I took an art class in school,…and the instructor told us all to draw a color wheel.…Draw it any way you want, he said.…So I thought about it, and I thought,…well, there are 3 primary colors,…so I'm going to illustrate mine as a triangle instead.…He, eh, he gave me a C on that assignment,…noting that a triangle is not a circle.…I'm still kind of angry about that.…It seemed like a good idea to me.…But anyway, that said, when it comes to color wheels,…they are helpful for, not just understanding color better,…and how we perceive color,…but also they're helpful for understanding…which colors go well together, that is,…which color humans tend to find pleasing…or jarring on a page or image.…
So Adobe knows this of course,…and the built a tool, a whole website really,…called Adobe Color.…Actually, it was originally called Adobe Kuler with a KU,…but I guess they decided it was easier…to remember the word Color than Kuler.…So, Adobe then went on to build Color…right into several of their programs, including InDesign.…
- RGB vs. CMYK
- Spot colors vs. process colors
- Applying colors
- Converting spot colors
- Creating swatches
- Exploring color with the Color Picker, Color Theme tool, and Adobe Color
Skill Level Beginner
1. First Things First: Understanding Color in InDesign
Spot color vs. process color2m 23s
2. Color Techniques
3. Creating Swatches
4. Exploring Color Interactively
Next steps1m 13s
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