Print Production: How to Add Pantone Color Swatches


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Adding Pantone color swatches

Once you've decided to use a spot color, how do you get them? So, here I am in Illustrator, I go to my Swatches panel, I have a global color that I've used for the orange on all these little orange shapes, but that's still a process build. And my client has told me that they want to use Pantone 021, which is very vibrant orange. Because orange is one of those colors that really doesn't render well in CMYK. You can come close, but you can't get a really vibrant orange. So, I know what color they want, now I have to add it to my Swatches panel and apply it to all these shapes. The lower left hand corner of the Swatches panel in Illustrator, there's the Swatch Library, and you'll see that there are a ton of them in here. When you're looking for a Pantone color though, your first temptation, I think, is to look in the P's and there's no Pantone.

That's because they are under Color Books, and that's because Pantone is not the only ...

Adding Pantone color swatches
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Adding Pantone color swatches provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Claudia McCue as part of the Print Production Essentials: Spot Colors and Varnish

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