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Adobe InDesign CS2 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques by Kelly Kordes Anton, John Cruise

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Chapter Eight. Working with Color

Adding color to a publication can make the difference between drab and dazzling. InDesign provides many features for creating several different kinds of colors and applying them to text and objects.

In this chapter you’ll learn how to use commands in the Swatches palette to add process and spot colors, tints, multicolor gradients, and mixed ink colors to a document and how to use the Gradient and Color palettes to quickly build and apply gradients and colors on the fly. In addition, we’ll take a brief look at InDesign’s color management capabilities and show you how to specify color settings.

Using Spot Colors, Process Colors, and Tints

The best way to use spot and process colors is to begin by adding them to a document, ...

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