3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 6, 2013 12:46 PM by davetwo

    Saving Multichannel images to import


      Starting with a grayscale image in Photoshop Extended 12.1 x64 with with eight children standing in a row each holding a placard that has one letter spellling THANK YOU. I changed the mode to multichannel (that gave me one black channel); selected each letter; copied and pasted the letters to the second channel named PMS 186 U; erased the letters from the black channel with the grayscale image. I now want to import this image to my page layout application, QuarkExpress 9.3. My printer told me a PDF or EPS would be fine. Neither was fine. The red letters didn't show up. I tried DCS1.0 and was given files separated into CMYK along with an EPS file (without the letters). I tried DCS2.0 that when opening in Photoshop the letters appear for split second that disappear and it will not import to my layout (unkown error). Can anyone advise me?





        • 1. Re: Saving Multichannel images to import
          c.pfaffenbichler Level 9

          Why did you decide on Multichannel?

          A grayscale image with a Spot Channel should work just fine.


          Have you tried importing psds?

          • 2. Re: Saving Multichannel images to import
            JPPaisonDesign Level 1

            Thank you for taking the time to reply. A call from the printer informed me that my spot channel did not show up during separations. I have no idea why. I ended up having to do a work-around and begin with a CMYK file; delete the C & Y channels and use the M channel for my spot color and the K channel for the grayscale image. That worked fine but I know it should not have to be done that way. I just can't seem to create a file with two spot colors from the beginning. As far as I know QuarkXpress will not import "psds" into a layout that will separate properly. I need to have a lesson from an expert about multichannel files and how they separate properly. Thanks again for your input. Jeff

            • 3. Re: Saving Multichannel images to import
              davetwo Level 2

              It's been a long while since I used Quark. But +1 for using a cmyk image with a Spot ink channel instead of Multichannel. (Make a new CMYK doc, copy your Greyscale image into the K channel, your PMS channel into a new Dedicated Spot channel and save as DCS2). DCS2 has a horrible preview mode but should print perfectly.