Using the Separations Preview panel


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Using the Separations Preview panel

We're going to go ahead and take a look at Separation Preview in Adobe InDesign and the Output Preview panel in Adobe Acrobat. I'm going to choose the Separation Preview from my Output menu. When I do that, I can see all the inks used in my document, including any spot colors that were used. In this case, I notice I have Pantone 179. Well, if I want to know where that is, I can turn off all my CMYK inks and my spot color is the only one that remains. This quickly shows me where that spot color is being used. When I turn CMYK back on, I can turn off the spot color and I can verify where it's being used as well.

Also, I can use the Separation Preview panel to find out the number or percentages of inks used in my document. What I mean by that is when I hover over an image I can see the percentages of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. When I hover over my Pantone up here, I will notice it says 100% Pantone. This is a great way to see what inks are used in what percentages. It also allo...

Using the Separations Preview panel
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Using the Separations Preview panel 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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InDesign
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