Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding mixed ink swatches, part of InDesign: Color.
- Designers and printers discovered long ago…that if they were printing with one, two,…or three spot color inks, such as Pantone spot colors,…they could expand the number of potential colors…by printing different tints of the colors…on top of each other.…For example, in this document…from the Exercise Files folder,…I can see that I have a spot color called Pantone 151.…It's applied to a frame on the second spread.…I'll show you.…I'll press option Page Down…or alt Page Down on Windows,…and I'm gonna select this frame here.…
That's the one.…I'll zoom in by pressing command 2…or control 2 on Windows,…and we can see that I have the Pantone 151 color…applied to that frame.…Now I know how I could make this frame lighter,…simply apply a tint,…but what if I wanted to make it darker?…To make it darker, I need to mix orange,…that Pantone color, with some other color like black.…You already know how to mix process colors together, right?…All you have to do is go to the Swatches panel menu,…and choose New Color Swatch.…
I'll set this to CMYK and I can mix all of these together.…
- 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
InDesign CC 2013 Essential Trainingwith David Blatner9h 30m Beginner
Graphic Design Foundations: Colorwith Mary Jane Begin1h 57m 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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