Work with Colors and Color Swatches in Adobe InDesign CS6
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- 6Click "Open..." or move the cursor to "New" and click "Document".You will be able to open or create a document. You can also do this with the shortcut "Ctrl" + "N". If you prefer, you can open an existing document from the menu as well. Please refer to the following VisiHow videos if you want to learn more about this: "How to Get Started with a Document in Adobe InDesign CS6" and "How to Open Existing Documents in Adobe InDesign CS6".
- 9Click "Color" on the panel on the right-hand side.Not all of the workspaces have the option available. A new dialogue box will pop up and show you the CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) levels. For printing documents and using the gradients of grey, do not mix cyan, magenta, and yellow, and use the color black instead, as it will decrease the usage of cartridges. CMYK is the essential color layout for printing.
- 19Click "Swatches".It is underneath the "Color" section of the panel. Swatches are color samples that are especially useful when you work within a particular color scheme. You may use "Eyedropper Tool" to pick colors for swatches. There are other VisiHow tutorials on how to use "Eyedropper Tool". Swatches are samples that are easier to use when you use certain colors often, for example, when creating logotypes. You can also save swatches. This will save you time by not having to find each color again from the spectrum.Advertisement
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