Importing Colors & Setting Default Colors In Adobe InDesign CC
hey there in this video, we're going to do a couple of things. We are going to import existing colors from other documents. We're also going to bring in brand colors from other brand companies and put them all together in our swatches panel as groups will also change the default colors forever so that whenever you make a new document you'll have colors ready to go, we'll show you how to clean them up at the end as well. Alright, let's get started with that. Okay, so next color trick is going to be, let's say that we've got a document, this document here but we need to bring in the minute furniture, brand colors and we don't have them in here. Okay, we can start creating them by having this little new color swatch here and Okay, double clicking this and typing it in. Um if we know the C M Y. K colors. Okay. And that's fine. But let's say that we already have done that work in another document, you sort of pull it in it's easy to do. Okay, so in your swatches panel it's under window colo...
r and find swatches. Go to the little hamburger menu here. Okay, click on that and go to load swatches now, there is a fancy way of exporting specifically just swatches. Okay. It's called an A. S. E file but that's adobe swatch exchange file but nobody does that. All. There's an easier way to do it at least is you can actually just point and in design file that has them. So this is just an old article that we've made. I know it already has the brand colors I need in there and just want to steal them from it. So all you do is click on the I N D D file and you said give it to me, please click open. You see there it looked in it and found all of these colors of purple, pink, green and yellow. Cool. So that is an easy way to just steal colors and pull them through. Now the only trouble with this is if I open up a new document and go to document and click OK and create and you can see it's gone back to my defaults. Okay. So there isn't the maneuver furniture colors in anymore. So the way to get that in there for good. Let's say that you're working for me. New furniture. Okay. And you just want them in there permanently. So what you can do is like lots of things and in design to change the default just have nothing open back to the screen, go from start to essentials to kind of open it back to life and in my swatches panel here, do the exact same thing. Just gotta load swatches, pick the in design file, click OK, you can see there they are. And what happens now is if I go to file new and open up any old document, you'll notice that there they all are ready to be used. Quick, simple, easy, awesome. Another whole thing we can do is I'm going to change the default because let's say that I'm going to close this all down. Let's say that I am a freelancer. Okay. Which I am. Okay. I do lots of work with different clients. Is that many furniture is maybe just one of my clients. I've got lots of them. So what I'd like to do is that I actually like to put them in a bit of a group and bring in lots of other ones. So you can put them in color groups. So I'm going to click all of these, click the first one, hold shift, grab the last one and then see down the bottom here is a little folder. They call them color groups looked like a folder and act like a folder and I can double click this and say you are man furniture. Okay. Twirl it up and yeah, I've got those colors ready to go whenever I start a new document, let's bring in some other clients. So let's go to the flat menu. Let's load swatches and let's have a look at brand colors for Fedex. Okay? There they all are gonna grab you guys and all right, put them in a color group and we've got Fedex as well. Okay, I want you to the last one by yourself. There's another one in there for google. Okay, so go through and put them into a group and I'll see you here in a second and we're back and there's google loaded. There's one condition to kind of consider when you are working with us is that if I you can see I've got maneuver Fedex and google in there. If I go to my old document that we're just working on, where are you? This one here because this was created before I was working through all of those kind of projects you can see in here, they don't have the default so it doesn't update them through every document. Every new document you work on. So there are some drawbacks, it's not going to kind of throw it into every existing document just on every single new document. So handy not as handy as it could be a way to get around. This is just to make a document. Okay, so if I make a document here and okay, so this document untitled, it's got all of these in here, okay and I can just save this onto my service somewhere if we're sharing it or I'm just going to put mine on my desktop in my in design advanced coursework and I'm gonna call this one dans brand colors, close it down and he doesn't do anything other than he has those guys and we can do this exact same thing back at my fly here, I can say actually go to here, go to load swatches and let's find desktop you and dan's brain colors and I'm just using him just to bring through all my colors. That's, that's his only job in the world blank page, but he has the swatches. Okay, so you're sick of swatches. Not finished yet. We've got a little bit more to go. I want to show you some other cool stuff. I'm going to close this down and not save it and with nothing else open. There's a couple of things we can do. Is that these guys Okay. These guys are the ugliest color mixes ever there just like, you know the green, You'll never use the red. That's not quite nice. 100% yellow. Just these colors here. If you don't like them and you never use them. Okay. I always use the magenta. He's kind of like a color that I used for a warning and stuff. But let's say we're not going to use them. If I delete them from here. This little trash can. Okay. That's deleting them forever. Every time I make a new document, I'll just have these brand colors. I'm not going to now because as a trainer, I need to have these colors in here whenever I start a class because yeah, I just do. So you can delete them and they're gone forever. Can you delete registration, registration is one of those weird ones where you should never use it. Okay. If you're not sure what registration black is. It's all the colors, it's 100% black, cyan magenta and yellow and just if you're not too sure what that is either. Just don't use it. Use black registration shouldn't be in there. But you can't delete these guys in brackets. Cool. One last thing I'd like you to do is not the last thing, but it's just another thing. Let's have a look at that file we're working on is that sometimes you get to the end of the job and you're like, man, there's just stuff in here like there might be lots of different unnamed colors and it's just really hard to work on. Okay, what you can do is there's a nice option in here. So I have nothing selected. Okay, black hour just click in the background, nothing selected. Go into here and there's an option in here saying select all unused. This is really nice. You select all unused and it goes through everything in the document that hasn't been used and then you could have been it and you're like, huh. Then you realize the hang is cyan that goes selected. Actually. I'm not sure. I can go to my separations panel which we're looking a little bit but it's gone through and ripped out everything we don't need and I have no idea where that science watches