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Free Video: InDesign Color Management

If I asked you to name InDesign’s most important features for working with color, you’d probably say things like the Swatches panel, the Color Theme tool and panel, or maybe even CC Libraries. But if you need to be sure the color you get in your final output matches the color you intended, then you cannot ignore InDesign’s color management tools. Well, to be honest, I think most users really do ignore color management and just hope for the best. I don’t blame them. Color management is not a lot of fun, with its mysterious jargon of profiles, working spaces, engines, rendering intents, etc. And there’s the ominous threat of really screwing up a job if you don’t know what you’re doing.

That’s why David Blatner’s course, InDesign Insider Training: Color Management is such a valuable new resource. In the course, David demystifies the jargon and shows a straightforward 3-step process for ensuring consistent color in your work.

Among the free videos offered, is this one on working with document profiles in InDesign. Check it out!

The importance of document profiles

For members, if you are currently signed in to your account, you can also check out these videos from the series.

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Color Management Fundamentals

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Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin

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4 Comments on “Free Video: InDesign Color Management

  1. I watched the first video “The importance of document
    profiles” but the rest will not play when clicked.

    Am I doing something wrong?

    Thank you

    • Hi Damian-

      The first video is free but the other videos are for members. You have to have a account and be currently logged in in order for those ones to play.