Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting spot colors, part of InDesign: Color.
- This document has three pan tone spot colors in it.…You can see them down here…at the bottom of the Swatches panel.…I'm going to jump to the second spread of this document…by pressing option, or alt page down.…And those spot colors are applied to this headline up here,…and also this Illustrator graphic over here.…And this document's looking pretty good,…but I just heard from my client…that they have decided to run this as a 4 color process.…That means they want to print it at a commercial printer,…but only with cyan, magenta, yellow and black inks.…
Maybe they don't want to print the spot colors because,…well it's more expensive to print with extra inks.…Fortunately, InDesign can convert your spot color inks…to process color on the fly…when you print or export a PDF.…Actually, there are two ways to do this.…First, you could just edit the color swatch.…For example, I'll right click down here…on the swatch PANTONE 634 U,…and I'll choose Swatch Options.…Then, I'll tell InDesign that this…should be a CMYK color.…
- 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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