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Chapter 5. Color My World > Color Palette and Gradient Palette Weirdness

Color Palette and Gradient Palette Weirdness

Show the Color Gamut Ramp

Coming from Photoshop, I'm a big fan of the Color palette. I like using the rainbow-ish color ramp at the bottom to quickly pick out a color and then tweaking the sliders above the ramp to fine-tune it (and yes, I'm always careful to make a new Swatch out of the colors I create in the palette). What drives me crazy is how InDesign keeps replacing the CMYK or RGB color ramp and sliders in the Color palette with a single-color tint ramp and slider. If I wanted a tint of a color, I'd use the Tint field in the Swatches palette.


It sounds like you want to change the Color palette's default view. With no documents open, open the Color palette. You'll see the default view is a tint ramp (Figure 5-6a). Use the Color palette menu to change it to the CMYK (Figure 5-6b) or RGB color spectrums, whichever you prefer. Quit InDesign to save your new application defaults and then launch it again.



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