13. Working with Color, Transparency, and Effects

In this chapter, you learn how to use InDesign’s enhanced color management tools, the Ink Manager, and Swatches panel options.

When you’re designing a layout, color truly is the great communicator. Good use of color is an excellent way to incite a reaction from your audience. Colors can inspire, stimulate, and influence all of us, which is why we rely on their effectiveness.

Before you begin working with color and transparency in InDesign, it’s a good idea to choose your color management settings. Doing so lets you “soft proof” your work and ensure color accuracy on all your devices.

Understanding Color Management Principles

Colors can appear one way on your monitor but appear drastically different ...

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