I am trying to replace a smart object in Photoshop CS4 with a .psd, pdf or tiff image that contains a spot channel and it is not being honored in Photoshop
The Channel tab does not honor the "Spot Channel" from the replaced Smart Object image.
Question is: How can I replace a Smart Object and hold the spot channel?
I don't believe spot channels transfer from smart objects but there is a workaround.
1. Select Smart Object Layer. Layer: Smart Objects: New Smart Object Via Copy
2. Open the new smart object
3. Load spot channel as a selection.
4. Layer: New Fill Layer: Solid color.
5. Hide or delete all other layers.
6. Save and return to parent document
7. Load the smart object layer as a selection and hide the layer
8. Invert selection, save selection
9. Change the new alpha to the appropriate spot color channel
Let me know if that doesn't work.
Thanks to all,
I tried creating the new Smart Object layer to create the spot effect, but, it did not work for me.
What I will have to do is just save two files. One for my 4 color and one for the spot.
I have to do it this way for variable data purposes.
Hi, I found this thread in a Google search just now. I'm trying really hard to understand this but can't seem to quite grasp it. How do I grab the spot channel from Illustrator and place it into Photoshop?
I'm working on a magazine cover where the magazine title is part of the Photoshop document as a vector smart object. I want to change it to metallic gold and separate as 5 colors. I realize it's a manual process but can't quite grasp how to do it.
Any help appreciated!
I think you'll have to make a selection of the Smart Object (hopefully as simple as command clicking it) and then create a new spot channel from your channels palette I'm afraid. The smart object will not contain the spot colour as is (remember to turn the layer off afterwards as the spot colour will overprint).
Thanks, I couldn't seem to quite get it. I finally just saved the vector as a separate file and added it in InDesign. At some point I've got to figure out the extra channel bit in Photoshop though (so I can add some extra effects that InDesign's not capable of).