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Review questions

1What is the advantage of applying colors using the Swatches palette instead of the Color palette?
2What are the pros and cons of using spot colors versus process colors?
3After you create a gradient and apply it to an object, how do you adjust the direction of the gradient blend?
4What does the color management engine do?
5What do source profiles describe?
6What are three ways to attach an ICC profile to a graphic so that InDesign CS2 can color-manage the graphic?
7Why would you embed an ICC profile in a graphic?
8Which file formats embed ICC profiles for use in both Windows and Mac OS?

Review answers

1If you use the Swatches palette to apply a color to several objects, and then decide you want to use a different color, you don’t need to update each object individually. Instead, change the color in the Swatches palette and the color of all the objects will be updated automatically.
2By using a spot color, you can ensure color accuracy. However, each spot color requires its own plate at the press, so using spot colors is more expensive. Use process colors when a job requires so many colors that using individual spot inks would be expensive or impractical, such as when printing color photographs.
3To adjust the direction of the gradient blend, use the Gradient tool to repaint the fill along an imaginary line in the direction you want.
4The color management engine translates colors from the color space of one device to another device’s color space by a process called color mapping.
5Source profiles selected in the Assign Profiles dialog box describe the color space InDesign CS2 assigns to objects you create using the drawing tools, or when you import an RGB, CMYK, or LAB color graphic that wasn’t saved with an embedded profile.
6You can embed the profile in the original file, assign a profile within InDesign CS2, or use the default profile you specified when you set up color management in InDesign CS2.
7Embedding an ICC profile ensures that the graphic displays correctly in any application that uses ICC-compliant color management. The application that uses the graphic honors the embedded profile rather than applying a default one.
8A growing number of formats can contain an embedded ICC profile, but the most widely supported formats to use with embedded ICC profiles at this time are bitmap image formats such as Photoshop (PSD), TIFF, and JPEG.



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