PhotoPrint: How to Set White Spot Color in Photoshop and Illustrator (Graphic Tutorials)

How to Set Spot Color in Photoshop

1. Open Photoshop, Use Marquee Tool or Quick Selection Tool to creat an area for white spot color.

2. Creat a new channel for white spot color

3. Set up name, display color and density for white spot color.

4. Stored as TIFF format.

PS:

a. Save option: check spot color Color:no ICC configuration files

b. TIFF option:Use LZW to compress, it’s lossless compression, other settings use the default.

5. Add TIFF files with a white color channel to PhotoPRINT

PS: PhotoPRINT must add TIFF spot channel optional password. Enable this optional function to recognize TIFF spot color channel.

6. In “Job properties – Print Options”, set white ink as the spot color

7. In “Job properties- separation”, set the previous white channel to print as white.

Note: Double-click the white channel, the setting dialogue window will pop up.

How to Set Spot Color in Illustrator

1. Open Illustrator , use Pen Tool or Shape Tool to create an area for white spot color.

2. Creat a new white spot color palette in color palette.

Note: set palette name as Spot_white, set color mode as spot color.

3. Fill the selected area.

Select target area, click white spot color palette.

4. Set the filled mode as overprint.

5. Save as PDF or EPS.

a. Saved as PDF

Note: Adobe PDF presetting choose Print Quality

Note: color conversion: no conversion

The configuration files include strategy: not include configuration files

Note: Retain overprint.

b. Save as EPS

PS: Retain overprint. Adobe PostScre choose Language 3.

6. Add PDF or EPS files with white spot color to PhotoPRINT.

7. Set “Job properties- color management”.

Note:Uncheck “ ingore overprint”

8. In “Job properties-Print Options”, set white ink option as spot color.

9. In “Job properties- separation”, set the previous white channel to print as white.

Note: Double-click the white channel, the setting dialogue window will pop up.

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