3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 25, 2011 12:46 PM by Bob Niland (Error 7103) RSS

    Question about Overprint Setting

    Jason L-S Community Member

      Here is the link to Adobe's help topic on the subject:
      http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FrameMaker/8.0/help.html?content=Chap10-Color_10.html

       

      Look at the graphic above the caption that reads, "You can also use overprinting to combine two colors for special effects."

       

      That is the effect I am trying to get. How?

       

      I placed one object on top of the other.
      In Object Properties, I selected Overprint for both graphics. Nothing happened.

       

      In Photoshop, I think this is called a Screen or Multiply blend mode. But it's accomplished with layers, which FrameMaker doesn't have.

       

      Thanks!

       

      Jason

        • 1. Re: Question about Overprint Setting
          Bob Niland (Error 7103) Community Member

          Here is the link to Adobe's help topic on the subject:

           

          The link doesn't work. The forum seems to be corrupting it by invisibly inserting

          forums.adobe.com/

          and appending

          &urlhash=kHOY&_t=tracking_anet

           

          In any event, once found, the FM8 Help page does seem to imply that FM8 has transparency/opacity for Frame graphics.

           

          I lately attempted to see if FM9 supported opacity for imported EPS objects with no luck, and someone else was asking in that same thread for opacity in Frame graphics.

           

          I'll be surprised and delighted if FM has transparency support for anything beyond line art.

          • 2. Re: Question about Overprint Setting
            Jason L-S Community Member

            Try this link.

             

            The images I am working with are line art. That is, they are native FrameMaker drawings with fills applied.

            • 3. Re: Question about Overprint Setting
              Bob Niland (Error 7103) Community Member

              The images I am working with are line art.

               

              Transparency in unfilled line art generally works for Frame Graphics, vector EPS, probably vector PDF, possibly SVG, and who-knows for vector WMF. The EPS or PDF preview image is always opaque - you have rto check the PDF output to verify.

               

              That is, they are native FrameMaker drawings with fills applied.

               

              That is claimed to work in 8.0 and later, but nobody seems to know how. That same example is in Help 10.0, with no clues as to how the Help author thought such a thing would be created in or imported into Frame.

               

              Poking around in my copy of FM9, I see no tools for setting the opacity of a filled object - a crucial control for overlaid objects. (Actually, I can't even set a fill in my copy of 9.0p255. The fill button does nothing. I can only control the border.)