Creating color swatches


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Creating color swatches

The Swatches panel is central headquarters for your documents' colors, and as we saw in an earlier movie, you can use it to apply fill and stroke colors to any object or text on your page. But what if you get tried of the colors listed here? What if you want something more? Let's look at how you can create new color swatches for your documents. To create a new color swatch, I will open the Swatches panel menu and choose New Color Swatch. Up comes the New Color Swatch dialog box and I can choose any color I want in here.

Now, I do need to choose whether this color is going to be a process color or spot color. A process color when printed to color separations will always separate to cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. That's CMYK. You should use a spot color if you are going to be printing with a very specific ink, like a PANTONE ink. Let's start with a process color. I pick my color here or I could type in numbers if I want to, and then I can name that either with the color ...

Creating color swatches
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Creating color 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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