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Info Palette

The Info palette is a great resource for showing you color values, measurements and other information that can be surprisingly useful if you know what to do with it. Although you can't actually choose a color by using the Info palette, you'll find it helpful for measuring the colors that already reside in your document. The top part of the Info palette measures the color that appears below your cursor.

You can change the measurement method used by the Info palette by clicking the tiny Eyedropper icons within the palette (Figure 1.38). RGB is usually used for desktop printing and multimedia purposes, while CMYK is usually reserved for images that will be printed on a printing press. Total Ink adds the C, M, Y, and K numbers to indicate how much ink coverage will be used to reproduce the area under your cursor.


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