Creating gradient swatches


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Creating gradient swatches

Gradients, blends, vignettes. Whatever you want to call them, they can be beautiful, or they can make your life a study in frustration. I'm going to show you how to make them in the Swatches panel first and then in the next movie, I'll talk about how to apply and customize them. To make a gradient swatch, go to the Swatches panel menu and choose New Gradient Swatch. By default, we get a gradient that goes from white to black. That's not very exciting, so let's go ahead and change that. To choose different colors, click on these gradient stops at the bottom of the Gradient Ramp.

I'll click on the one on the left and I'll set it to cyan. Now I'm going to click on the gradient stop on the right, this black one. Notice that it switches to a list of all my swatches. I don't know why it does that. For some reason it always does, but you can change it back to CMYK by changing the Stop Color pop-up menu to CMYK, or any of these other modes. In this case, I'm g...

Creating gradient swatches
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Creating gradient 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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