Color: How to Create Color Swatches in InDesign CS6


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Creating color swatches

The Swatches panel over here in the dock is the central headquarters for your documents colors. 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 tired of the colors listed here? What if you want something more? Let's look at how to create a new color swatch for your documents. When you want to create a new color swatch, open the Swatches panel menu in the upper-right corner, and choose New Color Swatch. The first thing you need to decide is what Color Type to choose? Spot should only be used if you're going to be printing on a printing press and you know that your printer is using special PANTONE inks, those are spot inks.

If you want to make a spot color, choose Spot, and then choose from the Color mode pop-up menu, one of the Pantone Color Libraries, for example, PANTONE + Solid Coated. In this case however, I'm going to be creating Process Colors. Virtually, every color that you are going to...

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 CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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