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Importing Colors & Setting Default Colors In Adobe InDesign CC

Lesson 14 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

Importing Colors & Setting Default Colors In Adobe InDesign CC

Lesson 14 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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14. Importing Colors & Setting Default Colors 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

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

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