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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.

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