Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying colors to images, part of InDesign: Color.
- InDesign is a super powerful program,…But it can't do everything.…On the other hand, it can sometimes…do more than you think it can.…For example, what if you want to apply a color to an image?…A lot of people just give up after trying this,…because they figure it can't be done.…But it can.…You just have to know how.…Applying a color to a grayscale image is the easiest.…For example, let's jump…to the second spread of this document…by pressing Option or Alt+Page Down.…And I'll select this image over here,…and zoom into 200% by pressing Command+2,…or Control+2 on Windows.…
Now this is a grayscale Photoshop image.…Actually, it's saved as a JPEG.…But it could be a TIFF or a PSD file.…The key is that it's a grayscale bitmap image.…Now if I select that frame, and choose a fill color.…Well, it fills the frame.…That's nice, but it's not what I was trying to do.…I'm trying to color the image itself.…So, I'm gonna undo that with Command+Z…or Control+Z on Windows.…Now remember that in InDesign,…the image is a separate object than the frame.…
- 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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