Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Loading, exporting, and sharing color swatches, part of InDesign Insider Training: Color.
- I have a bunch of color swatches here in this document,…but I want some of them over here in this new document.…How do I get swatches from one document to another?…Or, even more tricky, what if I wanna get these colors…into Illustrator, or Photoshop,…or send them to my colleague in New Zealand to work with?…Well, the answer is you can't.…You can never get colors out of a document.…No, no, I'm just kidding, sorry,…(laughs) of course you can.…There are several methods you should know about…if you want to be really efficient in InDesign.…
The simplest method of getting swatches from one document…into another is to head over to the Swatches panel menu…and choose Load Swatches.…This lets you select any InDesign document,…and when I click Open it'll suck all the swatches out of it…and put them into this file.…But that grabs every swatch,…which can be kind of overwhelming,…so I'm gonna undo that, cmd + z, or ctrl + z.…Now my favorite way to get just a few colors…from one document into another…is to apply them to some objects.…
- 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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