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Using the Color Picker

If you have used Photoshop, you are probably familiar with Photoshop’s Color Picker, which is accessed through the foreground or background color icons in the Tools panel. InDesign also has a Color Picker, which is opened through the Tools panel.

To define a color using the Color Picker:
  1. Double-click either the Fill icon or the Stroke icon in the Tools panel square33.gif. This opens the Color Picker.
  2. Use the RGB, LAB, or CMYK fields (square34.gif, square35.gif, and square36.gif)to define the color.
  3. Click ok to apply the color to the current fill or stroke.
To define a color swatch using the Color Picker:
  1. Double-click either the Fill icon or the Stroke icon in the Tools panel to open the Color Picker.
  2. Use the RGB, LAB, or CMYK fields to define the color.
  3. Click the Add [RGB, LAB, or CMYK] Swatch button to add the color to the Swatches panel.
  4. Click ok to close the Color Picker.
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