Appearance of Blacks in InDesign

April 5, 2008

Rich Blacks in InDesign

Different Black Formula Swatches

These blacks have different CMYK values as shown in steps below.

 

Appearance of Black Preferences

Go to InDesign Preferences to set the appearance of black.

Display All Blacks as Rich Black

Setting all Blacks to display as Rich Black will NOT show acctual differences that are present between different black formulas as demonstrated directly below.

Different Black Formulas Appear the Same

Notice there are no diferences in the appearance of blacks when set to display all blacks as rich black. Values are CMYK percentages.

Display All Blacks Accurately

Selecting display all blacks accurately will show the differences in black formulas the best that InDesign can onscreen as seen below.

Displaying Blacks Accurately in InDesign

Notice the subtle diferences in the blacks when set to display accurately. Values are CMYK percentages. PS Rich Black stands for Photoshop Rich Black (appeares as Photoshops Black would).

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