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InDesign How-To: Create Typographic Color on a Page


In this InDesign how-to video, Amy Papaelias introduces us to the term “Typographic Color.” This isn’t the color of your text, but rather the overall hue of a page filled with type. By adjusting margins, columns, and indents, she shows how to create a more consistent and pleasing look to the page.

This comes from Amy’s “Put Text in Its Place” session at The InDesign + Type Summit 2021.

Amy Papaelias is a design educator and type nerd living in New York’s Hudson Valley. By day, she is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at the State University of New York at New Paltz where she teaches courses in typography, web design, and professional practices. By night, she helps keep the lights on at, a network celebrating the work of women in type, typography and the lettering arts. Amy has written for Adobe Create, TypeNetwork, Typographica, and has presented at the Type Directors Club, TypeCon, and AIGA Design Education conferences.