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How to cope with Photoshop's inability to deal with Pantone+ colors when building duotone images?

Mar 6, 2013 8:41 AM

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We continue to struggle with the Pantone+ images built as duotones/tritones.  Older files are "unreadable" when placed in Illustrator, but then we are unable to rebuild them using the Adobe menu.  When will this be fixed?

 
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    Mar 6, 2013 11:07 AM   in reply to MilobyStudio_NYC

    Hi there! Because the forum you originally posted in is for beginners trying to learn the basics of Photoshop, I moved your question to the Photoshop General Discussion forum, where you'll get more specialized help.

     
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    Mar 6, 2013 11:21 AM   in reply to MilobyStudio_NYC

    Older versions of software may not have the new Pantone+ libraries, so you'll need to copy the new libraries over to your older software.

     
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    Mar 6, 2013 12:17 PM   in reply to MilobyStudio_NYC

    Color books and color swatches are 2 different things.

     

    If you want to use the color books and color references, you need to install the color book files.

     
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    Mar 6, 2013 2:37 PM   in reply to MilobyStudio_NYC

    Ignore the swatches - you're not using the swatches.

     

    Copy the Color Books like I said.

     
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    Mar 11, 2013 10:25 AM   in reply to Chris Cox

    Thanks Chris but it still is not working.  We copied all of the COLOR BOOKS from a version of CS6 to CS5.  The Pantone 336+ colors are not showing up.  And not all of the files built with the old colors are "not readable".  This is an isane loop.  Are there detailed instructions anywhere?  Pantone's technical support manager told me to come to this forum.

     
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    Mar 11, 2013 12:15 PM   in reply to MilobyStudioNYC

    There are no detailed instructions.

    We tested this, and other users tested it -- all it takes to use the new colors is copying the new books into the presets folder of the older application versions.  The new .acb files work back to CS2.

     
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    Mar 26, 2013 9:40 AM   in reply to MilobyStudio_NYC

    You keep pining for functionality that's in the current shipping version of the product...  Apparently you're putting great effort into it.

     

    Have you considered, instead of spending all that time and creating stress, just upgrading to the current version?

     

    I'm not being critical of you - it's just that sometimes people get so caught up in trying to make a particular approach work to that they spend far more than they'd shell out to move up to a new version that just works.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Mar 26, 2013 9:58 AM   in reply to MilobyStudio_NYC

    The Pantone+ files should work just fine in CS6.

     

    And the latest ACB files are included with CS6, and would need to be copied to previous versions' preset folders.

     
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    Mar 26, 2013 10:07 AM   in reply to MilobyStudio_NYC

    Yes, and it worked after copying the ACB files to the older software (we tested that before shipping them).

     
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