Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Using transparency effects with spot colors, part of InDesign Insider Training: Color.
- There is no doubt that Spot Colors…can help you achieve striking, effective designs,…and I find a lot of designers…create Spot Colors in their documents,…often without even meaning to.…They just find a color they like and choose it,…and if it's a Spot Color, they might not even notice,…but you have to be careful because Spot Colors…have a dark underside,…a not-so-obvious behavior that needs to be understood…or else it can really bite you.…I'll be talking about how to make…Spot Color swatches in InDesign in the next chapter,…but even before then, I want to point out…these potential problems and show you some ways to fix them.…
That way, if you're working with someone else's document,…or you're tempted to use Spot Colors yourself,…you'll at least know what you're doing.…The most important thing to know about Spot Colors is…that just because they look a certain way in InDesign…does not mean they'll look that way in print…or in some other program.…Let me show you two really common problems that people have.…I have my file open from the Exercise Folder,…
- 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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