Understand Process Colors, Spot Colors, and the Ink Manager


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Understanding process colors, spot colors, and the Ink Manager

Determining what inks--process, spot, or a combination of the two--is going to be used in your document is very important before starting your document. We will talk about the differences between the inks and why you would use one over the other and how you can find where they're being used. I'm going to go ahead and open up my Separations Preview, and this allows me to see what inks are used in my document and where they are. If I turn off my process plates and I just leave on my remaining spot colors, I can scroll through my document and see where those spot colors are being used.

I'm going to go ahead and turn my process inks back on and I notice that I have four different spot colors very close in color. Now normally, you would never use four different Pantone inks that are this close in color. So how this happens is somebody designs a logo or they design another piece in let's say Adobe Illustrator and they designing with the different color that's very close bu...

Understanding process colors, spot colors, and the Ink Manager
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Understanding process colors, spot colors, and the Ink Manager provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by James Wamser as part of the InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines

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Design
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