Using spot varnish


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Using spot varnish

When it comes time to print our book cover you'll want to speak to your printer about paper stock. Have them send you samples so you know the kind of paper stock that you are working with and then there are printing extras. Do you want to use special inks so that you can achieve colors that can only be achieved with such special inks, neons or metallics? Obviously, these things cost more money. And then there are printing extras like embossing, foil stamping, lamination and I am going to talk about varnishing specifically, applying a spot varnish to a particular part of the artwork so that artwork will really pop from the page.

In this case, I am going to use the Animal Farm cover and apply the spot varnish to our simple graphic here. So in order to create a spot varnish we need to do this. Let's come to the Layers panel and make ourselves a varnish layer. So I am going to hold down the Alt key or Option key click on Create New Layer and call that varnish, and I am going to drag t...

Using spot varnish
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Using spot varnish provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Book Cover

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign
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