How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?
okay in this video is we're going to steal colors from an image rather than knowing what the corporate colors are because we don't know what they are. Let's say we're going to go and steal them using this handy little eyedropper. Then we're gonna add it to down here. Okay, into our swatches panel. But before we get started, will it be the exact color from the brand guidelines and be perfect? No. Will it be close enough that nobody will notice? Yes. Okay. I don't know why I don't like stealing colors. I like to use the official numbers. Okay, But let's go and do the steely version. Okay, you rebel renegade outlaw. Let's go and steal colors from a logo. Where did you get the logo from? You might have got it from your websites or you might have sitting on your system somewhere. Okay, go to file and go to place. Place is what in his own calls import. Okay, so just file place, find the logo. If you're playing along in this tutorial, you download the exercise files. Okay. And inside those ex...
ercise files is what a folder called 01 flyer. And inside of there it's called bring your own laptop logo or B. Y. O. L. Logo. Okay, click choose, click once on your screen and here's the logo. We want to bring the color from. So to make this thing work. What we need to do is see this top tool here. Just click on the background. So you've got nothing selected. Just click in the no man's land here. We've got nothing selected then down the bottom here of our toolbar. See this one looks like an eye dropper click and hold it for a little while. By default yours is probably set to the color theme tool. I want the eyedropper tool so you click, hold, hold, hold on the mouse and then you should be able to move over here still holding down, grab the eyedropper tool. Now what we can do is click it's the tippy bottom left. Okay. Or the tip of the little eyedropper click on that once and nothing really happens right? But over here in my colors panel it doesn't really matter whether it's got the stroke or the fill. We'll look at that in a second. Doesn't really matter. All you need to do now is go to this little flat menu and say add to swatches. Okay. And what's happened is it's stolen that color. There it is. There. I'm gonna go back to my move tool. Okay, All my selection tool and I can double click it and that is unnamed with color value the bring your laptop green. How close is it? It is not going to be absolutely 100% perfect but it's going to be pretty damn close. Okay, so that's a way of stealing colors from a logo. It's not going to be exact though, so you might might. Okay, there's just a big asterix saying don't come run to me if there's a problem, but I've never had a problem. Okay, stealing colors from logos works just fine. Okay, I'm going to click OK? You can see down the bottom here is my bring your laptop green. Okay. I haven't added it to my library so with it selected, I can click on this and then it goes over here, but because I don't want to do this, I'm going to delete that. Selected it with my selection tool over here. I've binned it. I don't want it in here and I don't want it in this one either. So I'm going to right click it. Okay. And go to delete back to Happiness. Okay. Where we've got official colors and we're not doing any stealing stuff. I don't know why I have a problem with stealing colors. I think it's design school. They beat that sort of stuff into you. So you get a bit scared about borrowing, appropriating or stealing. Okay, so that's it for this video. Let's get on to the next one.