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Viewing spot colors with different opacity? - Macromedia Freehand

Is this even possible? I want to be able to preview my overlaying spot colors with different opacity settings. The lens feature gives me what I want on screen but it converts it to CMYK on separations. Also the blank color in the objects palette is driving me nuts when I use tints. Am I just supposed to remember what tint I used?...

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    Default Viewing spot colors with different opacity?

    Is this even possible? I want to be able to preview my overlaying spot colors with different opacity settings. The lens feature gives me what I want on screen but it converts it to CMYK on separations. Also the blank color in the objects palette is driving me nuts when I use tints. Am I just supposed to remember what tint I used?



    sranda webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Default Re:Viewing spot colors with different opacity?

    I don't think so.
    I use Photoshop spot channels for that stuff.
    Illustrator has visual overprinting and probably superior transparency too.
    I guess you should check it out...
    *sigh*

    -Curtis
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    Acumowchek webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Default Re: Viewing spot colors with different opacity?

    sranda wrote:
    > Is this even possible? I want to be able to preview my overlaying spot colors
    > with different opacity settings. The lens feature gives me what I want on
    > screen but it converts it to CMYK on separations.
    I suppose you could use the lens method in the design stage, then convert
    all these lens fills to solid fills of a Tint with Overprint before
    printing. It's awkward, to say the least.

    If you used Styles, Find & Replace/Select Style would help in the conversion
    process. For example, Select all instances of Style 1, '30% transparency
    lens on Blue fill'. Then apply Style 2, '30% Blue (named tint) with
    overprint applied'.
    > Also the blank color in the
    > objects palette is driving me nuts when I use tints. Am I just supposed to
    > remember what tint I used?
    If your base spot color and named tint (made via the Tint mixer) are in your
    color swatches list, and the named tint is applied to the object, then the
    named tint should be showing in the object inspector.

    Judy Arndt


    Judy Arndt Guest

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    Default Re: Viewing spot colors with different opacity?

    We'll that's kind of how I've been working but it leaves some room for error when going to pre-press. I just wish it was more spot color friendly like AI. Darn, I hate saying that. I'm just tired of hacks and work arounds.



    sranda webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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