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How To Use The Color Theme Tool In Adobe InDesign CC

Lesson 12 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

How To Use The Color Theme Tool In Adobe InDesign CC

Lesson 12 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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12. How To Use The Color Theme Tool In Adobe InDesign CC

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Class Trailer

Overview

1

Introduction To Adobe InDesign CC Advanced

02:24
2

Getting Started With The Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Class

02:38
3

Adjusting Your Workspace For Maximum Amazingness

08:20

Fonts

4

Setting The Default Font Size For New Documents Adobe InDesign

01:14
5

Special Features For Typekit & Open Type Fonts

07:43
6

Where To Get Great Free Fonts For Use In InDesign

03:34
7

Mastering Your Fonts In Adobe InDesign CC

03:39
8

What The Font - Font Guess In Adobe InDesign CC

06:20
9

How To Pick Beautiful Font Pairings In Adobe InDesign CC

02:27
10

Quiz - Fonts

Creative Cloud APP

11

Free Icons Using Adobe Market In InDesign CC

05:45

Color

12

How To Use The Color Theme Tool In Adobe InDesign CC

03:13
13

Using Color Modes In Adobe InDesign CC

02:37
14

Importing Colors & Setting Default Colors In Adobe InDesign CC

06:58
15

Finding Great Colours Using Adobe Color For Use In Adobe InDesign CC

01:11
16

Appearance Of Black & Proofing Colours

07:59
17

Draw Lot Of Shapes At Once InDesign Gridify Live Distribute

13:15
18

Quiz - Color

Drawing

19

How To Make Arrows In Adobe InDesign CC

04:13
20

How To Draw Complex Flowers In Adobe InDesign CC

07:25
21

Quiz - Drawing

Paragraph Goodness

22

How Text Boxes Can Auto-Expand In Adobe InDesign CC With Auto Size

04:41
23

Placeholder Text Alternatives In Adobe InDesign CC

05:43
24

How To Add Paragraph Borders & Shading In Adobe InDesign CC

09:57
25

Paragraph Vs Single Line Composer In Adobe InDesign CC

02:17
26

How To Make Paragraphs Span 2 Columns In Adobe InDesign CC

03:00
27

Mastering Justification In Adobe InDesign CC

04:42
28

Mastering Hyphenation Options Using Adobe InDesign CC

06:54
29

Optical Margin Alignment In Adobe InDesign CC

02:25
30

The Secret Power Of Keep Options In Adobe InDesign CC

05:00
31

Advanced Anchored Objects In Adobe InDesign CC

04:27
32

How To Use Conditional Text In Adobe InDesign CC

07:23
33

Quiz - Paragraph Goodness

Charts & Infographics

34

How To Create Pie Charts & Bar Graphs In Adobe InDesign CC

09:37
35

Quiz - Charts & Infographics

Interactive Documents

36

The Pros & Cons Of The Various Interactive Types In InDesign CC

08:46
37

How To Create An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC

08:48
38

How To Add Interactive Page Transitions In Adobe InDesign CC

03:58
39

How To Add Navigation To An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC

06:01
40

What Is Publish Online In Adobe InDesign CC

06:39
41

How To Publish Your Adobe InDesign Publish Online Documents

03:37
42

How To Add Video To Adobe InDesign CC Documents

06:56
43

How To Create Interactive Button Triggered Animations In InDesign CC

05:53
44

How To Make A Multi State Object In Adobe InDesign CC

03:36
45

How To Add Adobe Animate CC To InDesign CC Files

03:39
46

Adding Maps & Calendars To Interactive Documents In InDesign CC

02:52
47

How To Create QR Codes In Adobe InDesign CC

02:49
48

Quiz - Interactive Documents

Keyboard Shortcuts

49

Keyboard Shortcuts In Adobe InDesign CC That Will Change Your Life

11:04
50

Keyboard Shortcuts

Long Documents

51

How To Automatically Place Lots Of Text Onto Multiple Pages In InDesign CC

08:07
52

How To Make A Cross Reference In Adobe InDesign CC

06:33
53

How To Create An Index In Adobe InDesign CC

05:21
54

Add Document Name Automatically To The Page In InDesign Using Text Variables

05:47
55

How To Use The Adobe InDesign CC Book Feature

04:53
56

Quiz - Long Documents

Preferences

57

Changing Preferences For Advanced InDesign Users

05:24

Workflow Speed Tips

58

How To Speed Up Your Workflow For Advanced InDesign CC Users Styles

03:34

Styles

59

Why Should I Use Character Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

04:09
60

Advanced Paragraph Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

01:57
61

How To Use & Map Word Styles In With Adobe InDesign Styles

03:18
62

How To Create Nested Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

04:08
63

How To Create A Grep Style In Adobe InDesign CC

05:58
64

How To Use A Next Style In Adobe InDesign CC

05:27
65

Advanced Object Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

07:51
66

Quiz - Styles

Multiple Documents

67

Best Practices For Working Across Multiple Documents In Adobe InDesign

10:06

Images

68

How To Use Adobe Stock With Adobe InDesign CC

03:16
69

How To Crop Images Inside Of Text In Adobe InDesign CC

04:11
70

Using Adobe Comp CC To Make InDesign Layouts On Your Mobile Phone Or Ipad

03:47
71

Quiz - Images

CC Libraries

72

Advanced Use Of CC Libraries In Adobe InDesign CC

09:40

Photoshop & Illustrator

73

How To Get The Most Of Photoshop & Illustrator In Adobe InDesign CC

13:32

Forms

74

How To Create A PDF Form Using Adobe InDesign CC

21:17
75

Quiz - Forms

Pages

76

Advanced Use Of The Pages Panel In Adobe InDesign CC

08:22
77

How To Place InDesign Documents Inside Of Each Other

01:55
78

Quiz - Pages

Scripts

79

How To Use And Install Scripts In Adobe InDesign CC

08:42

Speed Up InDesign

80

How To Speed Up InDesign When It’s Running Really Slow

07:34
81

Quiz - Speed Up InDesign

Exporting & Printing Tricks

82

Advanced Exporting & Printing Tricks For Adobe InDesign CC

02:32
83

Quiz - Exporting & Printing Tricks

Next Steps

84

BONUS: Software Updates

03:42
85

What To Do Once You’ve Finished Your Advanced InDesign CC Training Class

01:04

Final Quiz

86

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How To Use The Color Theme Tool In Adobe InDesign CC

Hi there in this video, we're going to use the color theme tool to steal colors from an image and then get to reuse it throughout the document, going from the random green that we picked to some colors that actually start matching the background. Okay, so first up we'll start with the color theme tool. Now the color theme tool is kind of hidden over here. Um you might be on your eyedropper tool so just click and hold it down and make sure you're on this top option here called the color theme tool. And what it does is you can click anywhere on your page. Doesn't really matter where actually click over here, you'll notice that in design goes through and picks five color switches from your images. And why do we do this? It's so that we can start matching colors because this green in here doesn't really match the colors in the background. It's kind of randomly picked from illustrator earlier on. So and what I want to do is actually put colors that match this background of it. Let that lead...

the color themes for this flyer. You'll notice though that even though I clicked on my image and actually picked the green from this tag, so it doesn't really matter where you click on your page, grabs all the colors from the entire page. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to click off and actually delete this tag. Actually, I'm going to cut it. Okay, so I've got it in my clipboard so I can paste it back in now if I go to that color theme tool and click anywhere, you'll notice that I get colors but they exclude that green color now. Great. So if I like these four colors, what I can do is I can click on this and add it to my swatches. Here's my swatch panel down here, or I can add it to my Creative cloud Library, which is open over here. And what you can also do is see this little triangle here. It's a little arrow, click on that and you can go through and pick kind of versions of that. It's defaulted to colorful, but we can switch to dark. Okay, deep and muted. Okay, they all look very similar. I'm gonna be using the colorful ones in this option, and what I'm gonna do is I'm just going to add them to my swatches over here, you can see over here it's created a color group with these colors inside of it. Cool, so what I'm gonna do is actually I might add all of these to my library. Okay, because I'm gonna show you what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna post that across. Okay, so that little option there, add them to the library and there's the four colors from my color theme tool. Next thing I wanna do is I want to use it to recover this tag. Okay, so I'm going to paste my tag back in. Remember I cut it before, So I'm going to paste it back in place, I need to move it down one. Okay, so command and first square bracket on a Mac or control first square bracket just to send it backwards. And I'm going to double click it over here in my library. It's going to open up illustrator. Cool. Here it is an illustrator and you can see because I'm using my libraries, the color swatches come along, which is really handy. So I'm gonna select it and I'm going to go over here and pick one of these probably this one from my tag hit save. Close it down back into in design. Give it a second it updates there and eventually we'll update over here. Great. So the next thing I can do with the color theme tools, I can actually just use it like an eyedropper. I can click on this color and actually say I want you to be the orange color, click on the text, click on that background. But there I can say I want that to be there. I want you to be that color and you can kind of move your way around the document but we only have a couple of squares to color in. So that's gonna be it for me

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