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