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Spot color tints and photoshop transparency - Adobe Indesign Macintosh

Spot colour chanels in PSDs do not work well in connection with transparency. Actually they don't work correctly at all. It's one of the two things that InDesign does not support in PSDs. Layer blend modes being the other one. You'd get correct results if you loose the transparency in Photoshop and set the image to multiply or overprinit in InDesign....

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    Default Re: Spot color tints and photoshop transparency

    Spot colour chanels in PSDs do not work well in connection with transparency.
    Actually they don't work correctly at all.
    It's one of the two things that InDesign does not support in PSDs. Layer blend modes being the other one.

    You'd get correct results if you loose the transparency in Photoshop and set the image to multiply or overprinit in InDesign.
    Gerald_Singelmann@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Spot colour chanels in PSDs do not work well in connection with transparency.




    I need to be more specific: they work well in Photoshop but you cannot place them in InDesign

    Gerald
    Gerald_Singelmann@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Spot color tints and photoshop transparency

    I am reading the density of the spot tint in id by using the seperations preview. As you drag your cursor around the image it reports the ink percentages.

    I fixed the problem by using the multiply method you described. Glad to know I am not the only one experiencing this bug.

    Thanks.
    miller_montealegre@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Spot color tints and photoshop transparency

    It's not a bug, it's just a limitation of the way it works.

    Bob
    Bob Levine Guest

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    Default Re: Spot color tints and photoshop transparency

    Right.
    miller_montealegre@adobeforums.com Guest

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