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Designing in Duotone in InDesign

Author: Pariah Burke
Publisher: Pluralsight
Length: 39 Minutes
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Monotone—one col­or, either black or a col­or stand­ing in for black—and duotone—two col­ors shar­ing what would have been black or one replac­ing black and one replac­ing white—never go out of style. They aren’t for every lay­out, but monot­o­ne and duo­tone are time­less and always in fash­ion. They impart an ele­gance and sophis­ti­ca­tion to many designs that often sur­pass­es the impact pos­si­ble with full-color. And design­ing in duo­tone or monot­o­ne can save you mon­ey.

In Designing in Duotone in InDesign you will learn to design doc­u­ments in monot­o­ne, duo­tone, tri­tone, and quad­tone to cre­ate stun­ning, styl­ish designs in InDesign. Whether to save mon­ey or just to achieve beau­ti­ful, ele­gant designs that grab atten­tion and stand out in a world that is typ­i­cal­ly full-color or only greyscale, you will learn to use monot­o­ne and duo­tone effects incor­po­rat­ing CMYK process inks, PANTONE and oth­er spot col­ors, RGB col­ors for dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tion, tints and shades of any col­or, and mixed inks and mixed ink groups to com­bine one or more spot col­or inks with oth­er spot col­ors or CMYK process inks.

From print design to Web design to ebook design, duo­tone is an ele­gant, clas­sic design tech­nique that nev­er goes out of style, but is once again a hot design trend in all medi­ums.

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Course Contents

  1. Using Tint Swatches
  2. Replacing Tint Swatches’ Base Color
  3. Adding PANTONE Spot Colors
  4. Creating Mixed Ink Swatches
  5. Shading with Mixed Ink Groups
  6. Colorizing Monotone Photographs
  7. Antiquing Photos with Retro Sepia Tones
  8. Combining Multiple Monotones and Duotones