I am trying to use clear dry ink using photoshop and indesign. I have followed every instruction that I can find and have yet to get it to work. There has to be a missing step!!! Below is what I have been doing...This is for a Xerox® Color 800/1000 Press.
Sorry this is messy...I copied it from a brochure....
Anyone that can help? Thanks!Creating effects in Photoshop
Anyone that can help? Thanks!
To highlight an area of your image with a
soft edge and/or a gradient fill, add a spot
channel for clear to your Photoshop file. Save
it as a TIFF or PSD file and place it into InDesign
on the clear layer.
Creating a spot channel in Photoshop:
1. Create a new path or select a shape.
2. With your shape selected, add a new spot channel
a. Name the new spot channel, use the same
name as your clear ink swatch in InDesign.
b. Select Color > M 100% or the same color chosen in InDesign
c. Select % value if desired.
3. Save as PSD or TIFF with spot color included
4. Place into InDesign on the clear layer.
Setting up your InDesign file
1. Add a new layer in the layers pallet and
name it Clear.
2. Move the clear layer to the top in the
3. Add a new color in the swatches pallet and
name the swatch
Clear. This is the default
in some color servers. It’s very important
to use the same swatch name across all
applications you might use. The swatch
name is case sensitive.
4. Designate the Color Type as Spot.
5. Set the Color Mode to CMYK: 0/100/0/0.
You can choose any of the 4 process colors
and set it to
6. Assign the color Clear to fills and strokes of text or shapes created in InDesign and move them to the clear layer.
7. To print clear over an image, text or graphic,
set it to
overprint so it will not knock
out any image below. Select
Attributes > Overprint Fill and/or Stroke