Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Color Picker and Color panel, part of InDesign: Color.
- In the last chapter, I focused on making swatches…where you know what you want,…like a specific CMYK color…or a Pantone spot color.…But what if you don't know exactly what color…you wanna use?…Maybe you're more of a "I know it when I see it"…kinda person.…InDesign has several features that are perfect for you,…but I wanna be realistic about when you should use them.…Remember, if you're planning on printing your document,…especially on a high-end digital printer…or a printing press at a commercial print house,…then you should not be picking colors onscreen,…interactively,…unless you don't really care about color that much.…
But if you do care,…you wanna pick colors from a printed swatch book.…I guess the one exception to this…might be when you're pulling colors out of a photograph,…like you want a color that'll match this guy's tie.…I'll talk about how to do that…in the next movie.…But in most cases,…you're gonna be using swatch books for CMYK.…If you're making documents for onscreen viewing,…or what I call a hybrid document,…
- 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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