Do you wish to print this or will you hand it off for print -
If you are handing it off, the printer (should) be able to plate as composite and run any color on press.
If you want to print locally, or digital, it is a different process (no pun intended).
Need it to print digital . . .
Forgot also, rest of page is B&W...
Oho, you mean a B&W PDF placed as an image in InDesign?
No, you can't change the color of a placed PDF. But you could open the PDF in Photoshop, and apply your color there, then place the resulting PSD. Or save a monochrome 1-bit TIFF out of Photoshop, place that, and apply the color from within ID.
It's a handy trick, because most images are immutable within ID and must be edited in an external image editing application like Photoshop. But 1-bit TIFFS can have colors applied to them within ID if you grab 'em with the direct select tool (the white pointer).
This frequently requires I try it twice - various file type(s)
@Joel - I usually open in PS
Convert to Grayscale
Save As tiff of psd and toggle Maintain Transparency.
Frequently is is not succesful - Is Bitmap Mode the requirement?
Huh. I was pretty sure it's tiff only, no psd - but then I ran a test and found that I could add a swatch to my test psd within InDesign. And I thought that it was bitmap-only, but I just saved an 8-bit greyscale tiff out of PS and colorized it without issue.
(click click click)
Aha! Back in 2009, Peter said that transparency prevents color-ize-ability of tiffs in ID. That'd be the explanation, I bet.
Thanks fellas, I've got PS 6.0 (Didn't think it was still alive, but it is...) and will see if I can make it happen there. I'm about dumb as a last-year's bird-nest about PS though...
Joel Cherney wrote:
Huh. Apparently you can do this with bmp and jpg too. I had no idea.
You can do it with tiff, jpeg, bmp and psd (and perhaps others) but the key is the image CANNOT have transparency or more than one channel.