How to Use Blend Modes for Illustrator and InDesign Print


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Using blending modes in Illustrator and InDesign

If you have spot color content in your Illustrator file and you've been experimenting with blending modes, let me give you a little warning. A lot of the blending modes don't really image the way you think they are going to image because of what you see onscreen. So I have two artboards here and they have the same sort of little items and the same sort of blending modes applied. On the left artboard everything is spot color. On the right artboard everything is process. Looks fine, but when it goes to the printer it's not going to image like this, but how can you find out the true story? You can turn on Overprint Preview.

Go up to View and it's near the top, might be easy to overlook, Overprint Preview. And you have to sort of look from left to right and compare the items--Normal, Dark--and that doesn't look quite the same, Multiply. Wow! Color Burn; we don't see any interaction at all. And as you go down Color Dodge and you thought it was going look like this, it really ...

Using blending modes in Illustrator and InDesign
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Using blending modes in Illustrator and InDesign provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Claudia McCue as part of the Print Production Fundamentals

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