Creating spot color swatches


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Creating spot color swatches

We've discussed two types of swatches that exist inside of Illustrator, something called a Process Swatch - which is a color that's made up of a combination of primary colors, for example, CMYK or RGB - and something called the Global Process Color, which is the same concept but allows you to manage color easily across an entire document. However, there is a third type of swatch inside of Illustrator, something called a Spot Color. It can also be referred to as a Custom Color, or a Custom Ink.

You see in a Traditional Standard Printing Process on an Offset Press, for example, I probably have colors printing using a CMYK process. However, there may be times when you want to mix a customized ink, a very special link. For example, a company color may be a very specific shade of red, and that shade of red is mixed by the printer himself on the press. So I might create a custom ink for that red color. Alternatively, there are special types of inks that are used for different processes...

Creating spot color swatches
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Creating spot color swatches provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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