Saving a tint as a swatch


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Saving a tint as a swatch

If you are going to be using a lot of tints inside of a document, you might want to create Tint swatches. It makes it a lot easier to apply different percentages of a color to objects throughout your document, if you have already got predefined swatches. Let me show you what I mean. So here I have this rectangle and it's set to this particular RGB color and it's set to 100% Tint and each one of these rectangles is at a different Tint percentage. So that's 80%. That's 60%, 40% and 20% and so on. The way I did that is I actually had to click on the object, choose which color I wanted it to be by clicking in the Swatches panel, then clicking on the Tint field, in this case, I clicked on the label and that put the focus in there and I can just type a number and then I hit Return and I have got my tint.

The problem is if I want to go back and use that 80% or 60% or 40% tint on a different object, I have to repeat that step. So here I have this object I have already got the fill c...

Saving a tint as a swatch
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Saving a tint as a swatch provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts

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