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Chapter 10. Color > Applying Colors and Gradients

Applying Colors and Gradients

Once you’ve selected an object, you can use any (or all) of the following techniques to apply a color, tint, or gradient to the object (see Figure 10-12).

  • Click one of the selectors (Fill or Stroke) at the bottom of the Toolbox or in the Swatches palette, then click a color in the Swatches palette. InDesign applies the color to the object’s fill or stroke.

  • Click the Fill selector or the Stroke selector, then click the Apply Color button, Apply Gradient button, Apply None button, swap fill and stroke icon, or the default fill and stroke icon. Or press any of the keyboard shortcuts corresponding to the buttons (comma, period, slash, Shift-X, or D, respectively).

  • Select an object, then adjust any of the controls in the Color palette (our least favorite method, as we’ve mentioned earlier).

  • Drag a color swatch out of the Swatches palette and drop it on the fill or stroke of an object. You don’t have to select the object on the page first.

  • Use the Eyedropper tool to pick a color from an existing object, then click on another object to apply that color to it.


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