Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Checking color with Separations Preview, part of InDesign: Color.
- Back in the 20th century, before we had InDesign,…whenever we worked with printing color separations,…we had to use this crazy technique…to make sure everything was going to print out right.…Here's what we did.…After we were done laying out the page,…we'd print out color separations on really thin paper.…And we'd hold them up to the light,…just to make sure the right inks…were going to end up in the right places.…Well, let's just say I'm pleased,…very pleased, not to have to do that anymore.…Because in InDesign, I can see…my separations right on screen.…
Yes, because InDesign can do the color separations…on the fly for you.…Here, let me show you.…I have my document open from the exercise files.…And I'm going to go to the Window menu,…scroll down to Output, and then choose Separation Preview.…At first, nothing happens.…But if I go to this View pop-up menu…at the top of the panel, and choose Separations,…then the magic kicks in.…The first thing that happens is that InDesign…turns on High Quality Display for the whole document.…
- 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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