Building tint swatches


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Building tint swatches

It's easy to change a solid color fill or stroke to a tint. All you've to do is select a color, go down to the Color panel and choose a tint from this color bar, or you could go to the Swatches panel and change the tint in this field, or with this slider. But if you know that you're going to be using a 50% tint 100 times in your document, wouldn't it be easier if you could just create a swatch that was already at 50%? You can,. Just go to the Swatches panel menu, and choose New Tint Swatch. Because I had already made a tint, and that was selected on my page, it has filled out the Tint Swatch dialog box for me by changing this Tint slider to 50%.

I'll click OK and show you how you can make another one. First, I'll deselect everything by pressing Command+Shift+A or Ctrl+Shift+A. Then I'll choose a color, maybe this dark blue color, and once again go to New Tint Swatch. Now it's set to 100% so I'll type in some other number. Let's say 60%, click OK, a...

Building tint swatches
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Building tint swatches provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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