Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding tint swatches, part of InDesign Insider Training: Color.
- You probably already know how to change…a color to a tint.…For example, I'll change the color…of this word, home.…First, I'll double-click on it…to switch to the Type tool,…then I'll double-click on it again to select the word.…Let's go ahead and zoom in by pressing…Command 2 or Control 2 on Windows.…And now, I'm going to change this solid color…to a tint.…And I could do that up here in the Swatches panel,…or I could use the Color panel.…I don't usually do that but you could do that here.…
What I usually do is go up to the Control panel…and I change the swatch here.…Any of them will work, though.…I click on the Fill pop-up menu,…and then I'll click on the word Tint…to select the text inside that field.…That's faster than trying to select the text itself.…And I'll just change this tint value to something less,…perhaps 50%, and hit Return or Enter.…Now the text changed to a tint,…but I can't see the tint right here…because I have the word selected.…
It's kind of an annoying feature on InDesign.…It won't let you see those colors when it's selected.…
- 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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