Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Extracting colors with the Color Theme tool, part of InDesign Insider Training: Color.
- When you're designing a page,…you often want to pull colors out…from images or other page elements…and use them elsewhere…in order to create a harmonious layout.…For example, I'd like to pull the orange…out of this guy's tie and use it someplace else,…maybe for this headline up here.…One way to do this is to use the Eyedropper Tool.…I can find the Eyedropper Tool down here…at the bottom of the Tool panel…by clicking and holding on this tool set.…Inside this pop-up menu I see Color Theme,…Eyedropper, and Measure.…
In this case I'm gonna choose the Eyedropper Tool.…Now with that Eyedropper Tool,…I'll simply click on the color that I want to pick up.…That fills the Eyedropper Tool…and I can see up here in the Control panel…and down at the bottom of the Tool panel,…it is now filling with orange.…I want to make sure that that Fill icon is on top here…and not the Stroke because I want to fill with orange…when I click and drag over this text.…That applies that orange to the text.…
Now if I want to pick up a different color,…
- 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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