Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of InDesign: Color Management.
- Before we jump in and start learning about color management in InDesign, let me say a quick word about the exercise files available for you to use. If you're a premium member of the online training library, you have access to the exercise files that I'm going to be using throughout this training. If you're following along, it's important to watch for which document I have open, and then open that same file on your computer. Now sometimes these files look similar, but are in fact significantly different, in order to show off or discuss particular features in the program.
To open a document, simply double click on it. Actually, I should point out, that if you're using an older version of InDesign than I am, you might have trouble opening my files. In that case, open the files in the .idml folder instead. In this case, I'm just going to double click this .imdd file. Now if you see a dialogue box that says there are modified links, go ahead and click Update. If you see a missing links message, you can use the Links Panel to re-link to the Links folder, which is in the same folder as the exercise files.
You'll also find a number of the images that I use in this course inside that Links folder. There's a good chance that you'll also see a dialogue box that says you're missing fonts. In that case, you can go ahead and replace them with fonts that you have on your system, or if you're an Adobe CC subscriber, and you have the Adobe Creative Cloud app running, you can sync the fonts with Typekit. In usually less than a minute, Creative Cloud will download the fonts and install them on your computer. Now on the other hand, if you're a monthly or annual subscriber to the Online Training Library, you won't have access to my files, but you can still learn by either just watching what I do, or by following along, using your own documents.
- Understanding gamut and out-of-gamut color
- Creating great color profiles
- Working in InDesign's transparency blend space
- Using sRGB color settings
- Dealing with profile and policy mismatches
- Preparing RGB and CMYK images
- Importing images in InDesign
- Proofing design on screen
- Printing documents
- Exporting PDF files