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Old April 4th, 2008, 08:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Can anyone please help me or direct me in the right direction to get some information on creating screens for spot colours.

If I have a Vector graphic and I want Corel to split it into one spot colour for each of the colours in the graphic - how do I do this? It just seems to do CMYK etc.

I can see information on how to convert spot colours into process colours but not how to make a screen for each of the separate colours in the design. Does it do this?

It seems a bit silly bringing a vector graphic back into Photoshop to make a different layer for each colour but that the only way I can think of doing it.

Can anyone please guide me.

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Old April 4th, 2008, 01:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have Adobe's® Illustrator® program? You use the "eye dropper" to select a color then you can change it to any color you want then click again with the "filled" eye dropper and voila, there you have your spot color.

Then when you print your art, you go into the print options and choose "separations"

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Thanks very much for that information. I don't have Illustrator but I could get it. If that's what I need to produce the spot channels then I'll invest in it. I would have thought that Corel would have done that but it doesn't seem to. I've been playing around in Photoshop creating a different layer for each colour and then coverting them to black and white but it's not ideal.
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Hey Bruce,

You can download a trial version of Illustrator® CS3 from here:
Illustrator® CS3

You'll need to set-up a free account in order to get the free trial.

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That's great thanks very much. I've also found some training stuff on the web to have a look at.
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