Chapter 5: Understanding Color

In This Chapter

  • Using color in page layout
  • Looking at color controls and models
  • Discovering swatches and swatch libraries

Color can be an important part of designs you create. Advertisements often rely on color to relay brands or effective messages — think of the package delivery company based on brown or a soft drink company known for its red cans and bottles. Color can enhance your message and, when used consistently, helps create a brand identity. When you use color, you want it to appear correctly, whether you're printing or generating electronic documents. In this chapter, you find out some of the fundamental aspects of working with color and the basic instructions on how to prepare documents for printing.

Image For more information on general subjects about color, see Book I, Chapters 7 and 8, which cover subjects such as color modes, inks, and printers, and basic color correction across the programs in the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Selecting Color with Color Controls

You have several different color modes and options to choose when working in InDesign. In Chapter 4 of this minibook, we show you how to add color to drawings with the Color panel. In this section, we cover using the Color panel to choose colors and apply them to the elements on your page. In this chapter, you discover how to save colors as swatches so you can easily reuse them.

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