Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating process color groups, part of InDesign Insider Training: Color.
- In the last movie, I showed you…how you can make mixed ink groups…that take advantage of combining spot colors…or spot colors and process colors.…But I think it would be pretty cool…if we could do that with a bunch of process colors.…Now, normally, InDesign won't let you do that.…You have to have at least one spot color in there.…But fortunately, you can fool InDesign…into making mixed ink groups with process colors…using a simple trick.…Actually, there are two different ways to do this.…The simple way just gives you…all the process color tint builds,…but you can not easily change them later.…
The second method is only slightly more tricky,…but it lets you go back and edit the colors later on.…I'm gonna show you both methods…so you can pick which one works best for you.…First, the super easy way.…Now, because InDesign won't let me make a mixed ink group…without a spot color,…I'm going to right-click on one of my process colors.…I'll choose cyan.…Then I'll choose Swatch Options.…Up comes a Swatch Options dialog box,…
- 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
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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