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Instant InDesign: Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout by Gabriel Powell

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Creating Color Swatches

The purpose of creating color swatches is to globally control the color in your document. Color swatches make it possible to quickly modify color without having to locate and adjust each object separately. Any change you make to a color swatch affects all the objects, such as text, frames, and tables, to which it has been applied. Needless to say, color swatches can save you a lot of time and really help ensure consistency.

As is typical for an Adobe application, there’s more than one way to work with color in InDesign. By using the Color panel, you’ll find a familiar way to mix colors with multiple color sliders. If you click the panel menu, you’ll see that you can even mix colors in a variety of color modes: CMYK, RGB, ...

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