I am working on a almanak and the book will be printed in 2 colors. black and cyan.
now, there are some maps in it and they are made in illustrator in 2 colors cyan and black.
i want to export the the pdf in 2 colors. cyan and black
Here is the problem,
as soon as i use the flattener no mather what option of it the pdf file includes magenta and yello too.
so how can i fix this, how to export a flattened pdf file that has only 2 colors. only black and cyan? basically no color conversation.
when i don't choose no color conversation and chose acrobat 5 and higher (flattener is then off) there are no problems and i see only the right colors in acrobat pro (cyan and black).
but i need to flattener my ai images. so how do i fix this. flattened pdf file in doutone as it is. not cmyk
sorry for bad english.
It's odd you say this happens when you flatten because it appears to be a profile conversion, but maybe it happens when you flatten because the Illustrator file has an embedded profile that is different from the ID working space.
Since you have only the two primaries, cyan and black, in the file, I would NOT embed a profile in the Illustrator file. This will guarantee that the clors will always be assumed to be in the ID working space.
My branch of the family emmigrated from Holland to the US four or five generations ago. If you were wondering, I'm not the children's book author/illustrator of the same name, though we met once about 30 years ago and he told me I should charge $.25 to sign his books if people asked. That sort of humor runs in the family.
haha nice story,
i am dutch.
anyway, thanks alot. probles is now solved. you were right. i saved the illustrator file as a pdf an chose for no color convertation then in indesign i replaced the ai file to pdf file of the same map and now it is duotone. thanks peter, for your help.