I'd like to create an illustration using a Pantone color and black, and in the illustration, I'd like to use different combinations of the inks as part of the color scheme. For example 100% red combined with 50% black to make a maroon color (but still printing with only 2 inks).
I've looked all over for information on how to do this in Illustrator CS4, but have found nothing.
Is it possible to do? If so, how?
thanks for any info
Illustrator does not support mixing of spot color inks to create new swatches as other programs do. You have to resort to workarounds such as applying multiple fills and using overprinting, or using CMYK components as "proxy" colors for your spot inks.
I was afraid of that.
thanks for the quick response
How's this make a rectangle or any shape path fill it with the red you want to use. Then while still selected go to the appearance panel and add a new fill and make it black. Then expand the new black fill in the appearance panel and click on the opacity item and give it the opacity you desire until you get the maroon you are seeking.
Now make that a graphic style. If you need a different stroke for various paths you can add a new stroke in the appearance panel.