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InDesign’s Hidden Color Tools

InDesign Magazine issue 106: Hidden Color Tools
This article appeared in Issue 106 of InDesign Magazine.

Don’t let these powerful tools for picking, organizing, and sharing colors slip past your notice.

You probably already know the basics of working with color in InDesign, such as picking and managing colors using InDesign’s Color and Swatches panels. But did you know InDesign can show you the hex color of any swatch so you can use it in Photoshop or a web page? That it has a second, hidden Eyedropper tool that works outside of InDesign? Or that it lets you share colors (or groups of colors) between documents and applications seamlessly, and between designers working on the same project?

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Steve Werner

Steve Werner

Steve Werner is a trainer, consultant, and co-author (with David Blatner and Christopher Smith) of InDesign for QuarkXPress Users and Moving to InDesign. He has worked in the graphic arts industry for more than 20 years and was the training manager for ten years at Rapid Lasergraphics. He has taught computer graphics classes since 1988.
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