This video explores how to design with Spot Colors for t-shift designs.
- [Instructor] Spot colors are pre-mixed inks…used instead of, or in addition to, the processed color…or CMYK inks.…Each spot color requires its own separation plate…on the printing press.…If you're using a varnish, this is also considered…a spot color and requires a separate plate.…Here I have two scenarios for working with spot color.…The first will add to your printing bill.…The second will reduce it.…Here's the first example, and here is the second.…
Beginning with the color example,…I would like this to print in five colors.…As well as my CMYK, I'd like to really add a boost…to the yellow petals and to do that,…I'm going to use a neon ink.…Now, we can't see it as neon here onscreen,…but I'm going to specify a neon ink…so that when it's printed, it'll be really bright.…I'm going to come to my Channels panel…and I have a pre-saved Alpha channel.…I'm going to load that as a selection…by Command or Control clicking on its thumbnail.…
Then, come to the Channels panel menu…and choose New Spot Channel.…I'll now click on the color swatch…
- The color wheel and color relationships
- Managing color swatches
- Transparency and color channels
- Working with the Color Picker
- Additive and subtractive color
- Working with color modes
- Performing color correction
- Saturation and desaturation
- Designing with spot color
- Using adjustments: levels, curves, and white balance
- Using auto color adjustments
- Matching color
Skill Level Intermediate
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2. Color Conventions in Photoshop
3. Color Modes in Photoshop
4. Evaluate and Measure Color in Photoshop
5. Enhance Color in Photoshop
6. Techniques for Working with Color in Photoshop
7. Combine Color and Black and White in Photoshop
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