4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 7, 2014 8:11 AM by SJRiegel

    Spot colors

    KenWK Level 1

      Can I create this with spot colors in Photoshop?

      The blue is and purple are both Pantone colors, the light block behind the text at the left is 15% of the Pantone blue.




        • 1. Re: Spot colors
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Sure. Read the help on Multi Channel files and how to add a spot color channel.



          • 2. Re: Spot colors
            KenWK Level 1

            Yeah, I'd done that, but I thought, "This can't be the way this works." But I guess it is!


            No way to maintain layers in a multichannel file, huh?


            Thanks for answering.

            • 3. Re: Spot colors
              SJRiegel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Since your design is mostly text, it seems like it would be much easier to create this in either Illustrator or InDesign.

              • 4. Re: Spot colors
                KenWK Level 1

                It's an existing cover, we often scan this type of thing for one particular client. I was trying to get this to fit into that existing workflow.


                I managed to get everything in there and save as an EPS, which when pulled into InDesign exports a PDF with the spot colors indicated.


                I see I can't save as a PDF from Photoshop and I tried printing from there to the Adobe PDF printer but I got all CMYK. Is there somewhere I can make that save the spot colors?




                • 5. Re: Spot colors
                  SJRiegel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  If your photoshop file is set as cmyk with spot channels, instead of multichannel, you can save it as a pdf and preserve the spot colors. The CMYK channels will be empty, so they should not affect your final product.