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Need help with color and effects for text on path

May 2, 2013 10:16 AM

Tags: #color #on #effects #text #path

Hi,

I am working on an project in InDesign and have added text to the path of a circle (see image - Save The Date is the text along the path). I am having two issues:

 

1) I used the eyedropper tool to pick up the orange from the flowers and applied it to the text (Save the Date). When I apply the color, it is vivid but then immediately dulls. This happens no matter what color I apply. It starts bright and then dulls. I cannot figure out what setting I have applied that makes this happen.

 

2) I have applied a Drop Shadow to the object (the circle), but do not want it applied to the Save The Date text. However, it seems the two are linked. How can I unlink them and apply separate effects?

 

If anyone can assist with these two issues, I would greatly appreciate it! I have searched in the forums but cannot find these specific answers.

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    May 2, 2013 10:26 AM   in reply to BroadviewCS

    Is the flower an image? An RGB image in particular and the document in CMYK?

     

    Mike

     
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    May 2, 2013 11:00 AM   in reply to BroadviewCS

    I think Mike is asking if the Transparency Flattener Blend Space is set to CMYK. If it is, and the yellow is an RGB color, set the blend space to RBG, but don't expect your printed output to be as bright, necessarily. Your yellow may well be out of gamut for print.

     
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    May 2, 2013 11:31 AM   in reply to BroadviewCS

    For blend space you only have two options. The current space will have the checkmark. If you need to change, click the other option.

     
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    May 2, 2013 11:45 AM   in reply to BroadviewCS

    Thanks, Peter.

     

    Kendall,

     

    rgb will always appear brighter than cmyk bith in ID and a pdf using an rgb profile. so if this is for print then the blend space shoul be in cmyk. the flower when printing or using a print type pdf profile will likey be close in color. but you can always convert the image to cmyk in a decent photo wditor. i would use the pdfx-4 profile.

     

    mike

     
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    May 2, 2013 11:54 AM   in reply to BroadviewCS

    BroadviewCS wrote:

     

    I have tried both options with both RSB and CMYK colors. Save The Date is still a dull orange. I haven't had a problem with any other colors in the document, so I thought that this might be related to path or object settings?

    It's probably related to the drop shadow (which is a transparency effect and why we've been talking about the blend space). Are you sure you are really picking up the correct color? The Eyedropper can fool you about what it is picking up. Zoom in and make sure you are over the correct color, and make sure you aren't too close to the edge of it above and to the left of the eyedropper tip. In my experience you need to be a couple of pixels down and to the right to be sure you get what you are after.

     
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    May 2, 2013 12:38 PM   in reply to BroadviewCS

    Depends on if the shadow was applied to to the two objects individually or if they were grouped before adding the shadow. You can remove it from the Effects Panel, or by clicking the drop shadow button in the Control panel if it's highlighted when the object is selected.

     
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