Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Deleting and merging color swatches, part of InDesign: Color.
- If you're like most designers,…it doesn't take long before you have…too many colors in your swatches panel.…I don't know why, it's just a fact of designer nature…that we just keep making new swatches,…but at some point we come to our senses and say,…"Enough. It's time to do some spring cleaning…"and get rid of some of these."…Now, the first thing you should do…when cleaning up your swatches panel is to go…to the swatches panel menu and choose, "Select All Unused."…You can see that I have a bunch of colors…that I've made and just never got around to using.…
At this point, I can just delete them…by clicking the trashcan icon at the bottom of the panel.…But, you know, what if I need one of these sometime?…So often, instead of deleting these colors,…I'll click the "color group folder" icon here,…and that puts them all into a folder.…If nothing else, it makes it…much easier to look through them.…Okay, I can delete some of these.…I'll click on this one, and then I'm gonna…hold down the command key on a mac…or control key on windows, and select another one,…
- 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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