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How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?

Lesson 8 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?

Lesson 8 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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8. How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?

Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

InDesign Tutorial Basics Class Introduction

01:50
2

Exercise files & Projects

02:39
3

What Does Adobe InDesign do?

01:34
4

What are the differences between InDesign and PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark?

05:10

PROJECT 1: One page flyer

5

How to change MM to Inches & changing UK to US dictionary in InDesign?

01:39
6

New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

08:08
7

How to create your own RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe InDesign

08:39
8

How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?

03:14
9

How to color the background of a page in InDesign?

03:33
10

Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign

07:53
11

How to Import text from Microsoft Word into Adobe InDesign

05:46
12

How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign

05:12
13

How to make a dotted line, dashed line & borders in InDesign

05:20
14

How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign

05:16
15

How to make a simple PDF from InDesign

06:43
16

How to save your InDesign file as a JPEG

02:27
17

Why should I use CC Libraries in InDesign?

05:08
18

How to share your InDesign files with others by using package document

04:26
19

Class Exercise 1

03:24
20

Quiz - One Page Flyer

PROJECT 2: Other people's files

21

Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates

04:59
22

Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images

03:12
23

How to find missing fonts in InDesign?

04:27
24

How to replace images in InDesign?

01:30
25

Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign

02:29
26

Why is InDesign adding [Converted] and making me 'save as'

01:06
27

What if I can’t find the InDesign file - can I open the PDF?

02:37
28

Quiz - Other people's files

PROJECT 3: Company Newsletter/Brochure

29

Creating a new company newsletter or brochure, what are spreads in InDesign

06:58
30

How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign

05:33
31

How do to add automatic page numbering to a InDesign file

04:11
32

Removing a master page & deleting parts off the master page in InDesign

02:30
33

Production Video 1

02:53
34

What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel

06:52
35

How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

04:20
36

What is TypeKit used for in Adobe InDesign?

08:37
37

How to add the Copyright, Registered & Trademark symbols in InDesign

05:08
38

Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.

03:35
39

How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

03:04
40

Importing Text from Microsoft Word & keeping or removing the formatting

02:58
41

Creating Columns in a text box using Adobe InDesign

01:46
42

How do I justify text & turn off hyphenation in InDesign?

03:59
43

What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign?

05:22
44

How to underline text with a full width line in Adobe InDesign?

01:53
45

How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign?

06:06
46

How do I update a Paragraph Style in Adobe InDesign?

04:28
47

How to use Find & Change to remove double spaces after a period or full stop.

02:37
48

Stealing colours from images, is there a format painter in Adobe InDesign?

03:09
49

InDesign Class Exercise 2 - Magazine Spread

04:22
50

Quiz - Company Newsletter/Brochure

PROJECT 4: Long Business Document

51

How to bring in lots of text into InDesign at once

08:11
52

How do I import paragraph styles from another document

12:45
53

How do I insert completely blank pages in Adobe InDesign

02:03
54

How do I create a gradient in Adobe InDesign

07:20
55

Do I need to use layers in Adobe InDesign

05:27
56

Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

04:24
57

How do I add rounded corners to an image or box in Adobe InDesign?

02:52
58

How to add a large first letter to my text aka Drop Cap

02:16
59

How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning

02:32
60

How do I get text to move around an image or shape using text wrap

03:57
61

Why can’t I put text over anything that has text wrap applied?

03:25
62

How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign

06:40
63

How do I put an image inside other shapes like a circle - cropping

02:47
64

What is Adobe Stock

04:17
65

Where can I find free images & icons that I can use for my business

04:23
66

How do I add bullets and numbered lists in Adobe InDesign?

00:51
67

How can I create a table inside Adobe InDesign?

07:10
68

How do I convert tables from Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel into Adobe InDesign

04:26
69

How do I get images to move with the text in Adobe InDesign using anchored objects?

03:22
70

How do I create a Line Break, Column Breaks & Page Breaks in Adobe InDesign?

04:16
71

How do I make an automatic table of contents in Adobe InDesign?

04:46
72

How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

04:30
73

Can I change the numbering of my pages so 1 starts later in the InDesign file?

03:26
74

Quiz - Long Business Document

PROJECT 5: Conference Name Badge

75

How do I combine Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in InDesign?

09:04
76

CLASS EXERCISE: Create your own business card

01:16
77

Quiz - Conference Name Badge

What next

78

How to create a mockup for your portfolio using InDesign

04:07
79

InDesign cheat sheet & shortcuts

12:45
80

BONUS: Software Updates

40:41
81

What to do after this InDesign tutorial class?

01:07
82

Quiz - What Next

Final Quiz

83

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

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.

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Ratings and Reviews

Jerome Clark
 

I think Dan is very good at explaining and breaking down complex content. I like the way there are lots of small sessions which is good for keeping focus. I would advise anyone who does this course and is taking notes to label which session the notes are referring to as I have struggled to find a few looking back and this helped me. It really made me realise how much I didn't know and had been fudging. Thank you Dan I will be taking plenty more of your courses in the coming months it's been a great help.

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