Defining and using spot colors


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Defining and using spot colors

Until now, we've spoken about colors that are called process colors. Again, these are colors that when we print color separations out of Illustrator, get separated onto individual plates. These plates are usually primary colors, for example, CMYK. However, there maybe times when your creating some kind of artwork and you need to generate customized plates, ones that aren't necessarily Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, or Black, but it can either be a Pantone color, or it can be a specific process. For example, we have something called varnishing; that's where a printer can actually coat a certain paper with a clear coating that makes parts of the paper look glossy or matte, for example.

So we need to be able to tell our printer exactly where we want this varnish to be applied. There are times when we'll have an overall varnish where the printer will just paint the entire page with this clear solution. However, there are times when we want to create something called a spot varnish. Th...

Defining and using spot colors
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Defining and using spot colors provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Coloring Artwork

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